Bowman breaks receiving record in 53-14 victory.

Published: Friday, November 22, 2013 at 10:22 PM.

Sabdo found Bowman on touchdown passes of 70, 42, and 66 yards – all in the first quarter – and Derrell Scott added a 34-yard touchdown run as the top-ranked and top-seeded Rams (13-0) raced to a 27-0 lead.

Bowman caught three passes for 177 yards, breaking the school’s single-game receiving yardage record of 168 yards by Titus Dailey against Pender in 1998.

“Mo’s a great athlete,” Sabdo said. “You look for him on the field on almost every play. Any defender, it’s basically a mismatch for him. He’s unbelievable. He’s got great hands. He’s a heck of an athlete and I love playing with him.”

Despite the lopsided first-quarter lead, the key may have been Havelock’s defense. After Scott muffed a punt, Anson (6-7) had the ball at the Ram 20-yard line. Keion Joyner had a big sack for the Rams, and then Joey Godette broke up a fourth-down pass attempt as the Bearcat drive stalled on the 15-yard line.

The Rams took over, and Sabdo’s 42-yard scoring pass to Bowman put Havelock ahead 14-0 with 5:41 left in the first.

“They had their backs against the wall and they kept them out of the end zone,” Bryant said of his defense. “They allowed us to get the ball back and score on the next drive. They did a great job.”

Anson got an 11-yard touchdown pass from J’Maine Harris to Deontez Threatt with 5:37 left in the first half, cutting the margin to 27-7.

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