Junior varsity Rams finish another season undefeated

Published: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 10:08 PM.

The Havelock junior varsity team overcame brutal wind and cold, scoring four fourth-quarter touchdowns, to beat West Craven 40-2 Tuesday at Havelock High.

The Rams (9-0) finished the season undefeated for the third straight year.

“It was cold,” lineman Justin Wears said of the 25 mph winds that made the temperature feel much colder than the lower 40s. “Because it was so cold, it was hard getting to move like I was supposed to because my joints were stiff. But once we got moving and started getting warm, it got better, and I think we came out pretty well.”

Neither team was able to pass or kick into the wind. Havelock’s defense kept the Eagles bottled up in the third quarter setting the stage for the fourth.

Leading 8-2, the Rams got a 10-yard touchdown run from Montrece Gatling and two-point run from quarterback Corey Cooper to lead 16-2 with 11:22 left.

Tony Sharp’s 61-yard run set up Cooper’s 15-yard scamper, and Quinzel Lockhart recovered a West Craven fumble and went 43 yards for another score.

After a Dallas Frazier interception, Sharp capped the game with a 1-yard plunge.

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