Havelock opens with victory over Washington

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Havelock's Dallas Frazier runs with the ball against Washington on Friday night. The Rams won the contest 37-6.

Drew C. Wilson/Havelock News
Published: Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10:17 PM.

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Havelock coach Jim Bob Bryant preaches that his team must get better after each practice and after each game. The Rams will certainly get that opportunity after Friday’s season opener.

Havelock’s offense struggled at times against a tough Washington team, and the Rams had to rely on two big special teams plays to give them a spark in a 37-6 victory over the Pam Pack at Havelock High.

“We could have played better, but that’s why I like football,” Bryant said. “I love the grind. I love to practice, and we’ve got a lot to work on. Washington’s a good football team. We did what we had to do to win, but we saw a whole lot that we’ve got to work on.”

The three-time defending state 3A champs were locked in a scoreless game with Washington through the first quarter. With Havelock’s defense forcing a punt on the Pam Pack’s first possession of the second quarter, Matt Boykin fielded the ball on the left, went all the way to the right and then cut up field, going 58 yards for a touchdown. Dylan Baker’s extra point put Havelock on top 7-0 with 11:01 left in the first half.

“That was big because we were struggling at that time offensively,” Bryant said of the Boykin’s touchdown.

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