Rams put win streak on the line against New Bern


Havelock's Travis Sabdo throws the ball in last year's game against New Bern. The county rivals are scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. today at Havelock High.

Ken Buday/Havelock News
Published: Friday, August 29, 2014 at 09:38 AM.

Havelock’s last lost came in 2012 – by one point – to New Bern.

Since then, the Rams have run off 31 straight victories, which includes two state championships on top of the one they won in 2011.

The Rams and Bears are set to clash again at 7 p.m. today at Havelock High.

“It’s always a playoff-type of feel when you play Havelock,” New Bern coach Bobby Curlings said. “We know the crowd will be great and a good football team will be lining up against us. This week at practice, we have been working on some mistakes that we made in the Hillside game last Friday night.”

The Bears defeated Hillside 12-0 last week, forcing six turnovers and getting a touchdown run and touchdown pass from quarterback Mike Hughes.

Havelock started slowly but took care of Washington 37-6.

“If our defense is playing up to its capability, we can overcome a slow start on offense,” Bryant said. “It’s a big game for us because it is the next one. No matter who it is, the next one is the biggest one for us. In a rivalry game like this, against a good football team, big plays and special teams are huge and that usually swings it in a team’s favor.”

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