New Bern's Hughes too much as Havelock falls to rivals

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Ken Buday/Havelock News Havelock's Dallas Frazier, right, avoids New Bern's Tyric McCarter during the first quarter on Friday at Havelock High. New Bern won the game 25-21 on a late fourth-quarter touchdown.

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Published: Friday, August 29, 2014 at 10:22 PM.

The team that last defeated the Havelock Rams almost two years ago, the New Bern Bears, did it again Friday night, 25-21.

The loss snapped Havelock’s 31-game win streak, the longest in the state.

The Bears built a lead, lost it and fell behind and then scored again late to knock off the Rams in front of a capacity crowd.

Mike Hughes was responsible for 24 of the Bears’ 25 points on the night, with touchdown runs of 33, 8, 43 and 79 yards, with the latter coming with 2:40 left in the game.

He finished the night with 17 carries for 186 yards and the four scores.

“He’s just a special player and definitely was for us again tonight,” New Bern coach Bobby Curlings said. “That’s why he plays quarterback for us instead of defensive back or wide receiver because we want to get the ball in his hands as much as we can. I’d snap it to him every time if we could.”

Hughes staked the Bears to 19-7 lead at halftime.



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