Rams dominate Orange 42-7

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Havelock football players C.J. Lindsey (6), Deshone Godette (15) and A.J. Coplon (8) celebrate with the eastern 3A regional championship trophy Friday at Havelock High. The Rams beat Orange 42-7 to advance to the state championship game.

Ken Buday/Havelock News
Published: Friday, November 23, 2012 at 10:24 PM.

The Havelock Rams had two ultimate goals since the beginning of the season — get back to the state championship game and win it again.

Half of that goal was achieved Friday when the Havelock trounced Orange 42-7 in 3A eastern regional championship game.

Quarterback Pharoh Cooper threw for 248 yards and three touchdowns in addition to running for 98 yards and a score.

Derrell Scott added two rushing scores and caught a 41-yard strike from Cooper for another.

“I’m just so happy for our fans and these kids and my assistants who work so hard for me and mean so much to me,” Havelock coach Jim Bob Bryant said. “It’s a thrill to be able to go to Wake Forest next weekend and play on the artificial turf there and in a stadium like that.”

The game wasn’t totally indicative of the final score, especially the first half.

Cooper hit C.J. Lindsey for a 50-yard touchdown bomb to put the Rams up 7-0.

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