Rams celebrate state title with ring ceremony

Published: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 08:38 PM.

Senior quarterback and safety Pharoh Cooper, the most valuable player of the state championship game, said the one thing he would take from the season was how the players came together after a 34-33 loss to New Bern in the second week of the season.

“We had faith after that New Bern game,” Cooper said. “Coach (Bryant) always talked to us about playing with confidence, having faith in the Lord, trusting your teammates and doing your job. Everything just came together and we played with that winning mentality.”

Team captains Cooper, Vickers, Harry Caldwell and Derrell Scott each had a chance to speak during the ceremony.

“Ever since freshman year when we started on JV together, it’s been a fun ride,” Vickers said. “I never thought we were going to be this good.”

Scott thanked the fans who came out to all the games.

“You gave us a great home crowd to play in front of,” he said. “You really make the games for us, having a great crowd and knowing that we were going to have the momentum. I really appreciate that.”

Caldwell held up his new ring to the crowd.

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