Havelock cruises to 34-7 conference victory

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Havelock's London Duvall runs through a hole created by his blockers against Washington on Friday. Duvall caught a touchdown pass as part of Havelock's 34-7 victory.

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Published: Friday, September 28, 2012 at 11:31 PM.

Seven games into the season, the Havelock Rams are experiencing some of the pesky injuries that go along with a full contact sport.

That’s where London Duvall comes in.

The reserve tailback and receiver saw significant time on the field against Washington Friday night, catching a touchdown pass as the Rams handled the Pam Pack 34-7 in a Coastal 3A Conference contest.

“If I make a play, then it’s for the team and helps us get a win,” Duvall said. “When someone goes down, someone has to step up. We all have to be playmakers. That’s what coach tells us to do, make plays.”

For the most part, the Rams tried to rest key players such as running backs Derrell Scott and Taylor Woods, as well as quarterback Pharoh Cooper, all three of whom often see time on both sides of the ball. They had limited time on the field against Washington, and Woods had an ice pack on his leg and didn’t play the second half.

“We’ve just got some bumps and bruises, so we’re trying to keep as many guys off the field as we can and keep them from getting injured,” Havelock coach Jim Bob Bryant said. “Especially when the game was in the bag, we started putting some guys in to get some underclassmen some reps and to save some of our starters.”

Cooper ran for two touchdowns and threw for another for a Havelock offense that scored on four straight possessions in the first half and didn’t punt during the game.

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