Getting their rings, Havelock thinking about one more

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Havelock's Derrell Scott, right, accepts his state championship ring from Principal Jeff Murphy during a ring ceremony on Wednesday at Havelock High. For Scott, a senior, it was his third straight season winning a state title.

Ken Buday/Havelock High
Published: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 08:31 PM.

Havelock football players picked up their 2013 state championship rings on Wednesday, the third straight time the school has held a ceremony for the occasion.

But, the Ram players and coaches are already looking ahead to the chance to win a fourth consecutive title in 2014.

Wearing T-shirts reading “One More for Four,” Havelock football players were called by name to collect their rings during the ceremony at the school’s Performing Arts Center.

“We start a new motto every year,” Havelock coach Jim Bob Bryant told the crowd. “It’s ‘One More for Four,’ and what that means is we’re doing one more rep, one more sprint, one more crunch, one more sit-up, one more squat because we’re not satisfied winning three. We want to win four next year.”

Havelock defeated Concord 21-13 on Dec. 14 in Raleigh’s Carter-Finley Stadium, capping a 16-0 season and winning a third straight 3A state title.

“It’s great,” Havelock senior Derrell Scott said, looking at his three rings on his left hand. “It’s what we work hard for every year. It’s great getting what we worked so hard for.”

Looking at his three rings, he said he hadn’t quite put the accomplishment in perspective.

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