Championship game notes: Future may be bright for Rams

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Havelock backup quarterback Travis Sabdo points to the bench in celebration after throwing a touchdown pass against Concord in Saturday's state championship game.

Ken Buday/Havelock News
Published: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 12:31 PM.

Those watching Havelock’s state championship game got a preview look at what may be in store for next season.

Late in the game on Havelock’s final offensive possession, Coach Jim Bob Bryant put in the reserves, and backup quarterback Travis Sabdo, a sophomore, threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to freshman receiver Keion Joyner.

Sabdo was 2 of 2 passing in the game for 36 yards, both balls going to Joyner, who as it turned out, was Havelock’s second-leading receiver with 36 yards. Sophomore Michael Bowman led the Rams with three catches for 37 yards.

Crowe part of championship

Garrett Crowe, as a senior quarterback, led the Rams to last year’s state championship. He also had a hand in this year’s title team, offering his help as an assistant coach.

"It’s been great," said Crowe, the school’s all-time leading passer. "Coach Bryant, these assistant coaches, having my dad on staff, it’s truly been a blessing. To see the other side of the picture, it’s been great, and it’s definitely something I want to do for the rest of my life."

He said the 2011 and 2012 state title teams were very similar.

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