Havelock survives Scott's injury in beating Northside

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Havelock's Matthew Boykins escapes from Northside's Josh Cabrera on his way to the end zone on a 34-yard touchdown pass on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Havelock High. Boykin caught a pair of touchdown passes as the Rams won 40-15.

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Published: Friday, September 20, 2013 at 10:14 PM.

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Derrell Scott scored on the second play of the game for the Havelock Rams, but it was a play on which he didn’t score that had the attention of his coaches and fans.

Scott got hit making a catch late in the second quarter and injured his back, and the super senior did not return to the game. Still, Havelock used a strong defensive effort and four touchdown passes from quarterback Travis Sabdo to beat Northside 40-15 Friday at Havelock High.

“He’s fine,” Havelock coach Jim Bob Bryant said of Scott, who is being recruited by just about every major college football program in the country. “He’s just got a bruised back.”

Scott made a leaping 6-yard catch, but as he was in the air, got hit from behind. He stayed on the field several minutes as trainers checked on him and then slowly walked off the field and headed into the locker room before halftime.

In the second half, he stood on the sidelines, without his helmet and shoulder pads, watching the action. Part of that involved an injury to backup running back Taylor Woods, who injured his hip and did not return. He totaled 95 yards rushing on 10 carries until he was injured.

“We tell our kids all the time that they’re one injury away from being on the field,” Bryant said. “We’ve got two young tailbacks (Taron Wallace, Donta Stackhouse) we put out there, and they got some varsity experience when the game was tight.”

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