Coplon intercepts two pases, returns one for TD, in victory

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Havelock's Derrell Scott runs past Jacksonville's Josh Childress Friday at Havelock High. Scott scored two touchdowns as the Rams won 42-12.

Ken Buday/Havelock News
Published: Friday, October 12, 2012 at 10:18 PM.

The Havelock Rams have been on a mission all year, but the next three weeks have an added fervor as they face off against bitter rivals — which began with Jacksonville Friday.

The Rams cruised to a resounding 42-12 victory over the Cardinals at Havelock High.

The Rams charged to an early 14-0 lead, but penalties and dropped passes allowed the visitors to stay close until midway through the second quarter when the Rams flipped the switch.

While Derrell Scott rushed for 121 yards on 14 carries, and scored a pair of touchdowns, and recent Shrine Bowl invite recipient Pharoh Cooper threw for 123 yards, and rushed for 68 and two scores, it was the other Rams’ Shrine Bowler who perhaps came up largest.

A.J. Coplon had a pair of interceptions, the latter of which he returned 98 yards for a score, after returning his first to the 6-yard line.

Coplon appeared to injure himself in the first half, but left Jacksonville defenders in the dust on his pick-6 return in the third quarter.

“I hurt my shin a little bit in the first half, but on that pick, I just read the fade route and got it and I knew I wasn’t getting caught,” Coplon said.

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