Rams dominate Orange 42-7

Published: Friday, November 23, 2012 at 10:24 PM.

Then after a 52-yard kickoff return set the Panthers up in the red zone, quarterback Sean Motley pushed the football across the goal line from three yards out to tie the game 7-7.

Orange would not sniff the end zone again.

With a lackluster 21-7 halftime lead, and a few people in the home crowd having some feelings of trepidation, the Rams put all of that to bed with a brilliant second half runaway performance.

“We made some adjustments and stopped making mistakes, but a lot of it speaks to our kids’ maturity,” Bryant said. “We didn’t play our best in the first half, but the kids corrected their mistakes and listened to the coaches and we were much better in the second half.”

Orange’s pair of 1,000-yard running backs, Patrick Pettiford and Jalen Pittman, were bottled up for the most part by Havelock’s massive defensive front.

“I told my kids that I was proud of how hard they played,” Orange coach Patrick Moser said. “I mean we just lost to the state champions. I can’t see anyone beating them with their speed, it’s just too many weapons. We tried to run right and we ran into a kid going to South Carolina (Kendal Vickers), tried to run left and there’s a kid going to East Carolina (Malcom Ashley). I mean what are you going to do?”

The Rams move on to play the Concord Spiders on Dec. 1 at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem.

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