Havelock High celebrates state football championship

Published: Friday, December 21, 2012 at 01:08 PM.

Bryant went on to thank the school’s administration, faculty and staff, cheerleaders, band, parents and community for all the support the team received during its 15-1 season.

He made a special mention of the Ram Rowdies, the Havelock High students who cheer at each game. Bryant said Twitter had been alive with fan comments prior to the Dec. 1 state championship game against Concord, and he particularly remembers the students shouting toward the Concord side of the field near the end of Havelock’s 55-21 victory, “check your twitter.”

“I usually don’t hear that stuff during the game because I’m busy coaching, but I heard that,” Bryant said. “You guys did a great job all year.”

Dubbed the “Back in Black, Back to Back” celebration, the event featured music from the Havelock High band as well as cheers from the cheerleaders.

Dignitaries included Craven County commissioners Scott Dacey, Lee K. Allen and Theron McCabe, who made note that he wore No. 22 when he played running back for Havelock High in 1965. The group also honored the team with a proclamation.

“You have once again brought great pride to Craven County,” Dacey said. “We can’t thank you enough.”

Lane Mills, superintendent of Craven County Schools, stood up to speak but instead simply saluted the team by holding up his hands to form an ‘H’ in what has become a team symbol.



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