Rams dominate Currituck 49-0

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Havelock's Derrell Scott runs for a 57-yard touchdown against Currituck in the first round of the playoffs on Friday. The Rams won 49-0.

Ken Buday/Havelock News
Published: Friday, November 2, 2012 at 22:00 PM.

Spectators, players and coaches alike had to sense a special night was in the works for Havelock junior running back Derrell Scott early in the first quarter when he darted up the middle of the field and cleanly hurdled a Currituck defender.

Scott had 102 rushing yards on the night and scored three touchdowns in Havelock’s 49-0 opening-round playoff romp. He also eclipsed a milestone as he became Havelock High School’s all-time career leader in rushing yards with 3,434, surpassing Chris Moore’s mark of 3,393 set in 2000.

“I had no idea how close I was to it honestly,” Scott said. “I could not have done it without my offensive line or without the grace of God. I’ll think about it for a night and then it’s back to focusing on the next game tomorrow.”

Havelock quarterback Pharoh Cooper tossed a pair of touchdowns — a 38-yarder to Michael Bowman and a 25-yard strike to A.J. Coplon.
Cooper and Coplon also returned punts for touchdowns to account for a dominating performance in all facets of the game for the Rams, the defending state 3A champs.

“I got what I was expecting out of my guys and from Currituck,” Havelock coach Jim Bob Bryant said. “We didn’t have to punt at all with our starters in there, and the two punt returns for TDs were huge for us.”

Bryant also affirmed that he couldn’t be happier for Scott’s record.

“Derrell (Scott) is just an awesome kid,” he said. “He leads by example with his hard work every day and I just couldn’t be happier for him.”



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