Sabdo adds his name to list of Ram champion quarterbacks

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Quarterback Travis Sabdo looks up toward the scoreboard while on the sidelines during Saturday's state championship game. Sabdo was named Havelock's Most Outstanding Offensive Player.

Drew C. Wilson/Havelock News
Published: Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 06:45 PM.

Havelock’s Travis Sabdo didn’t just have to follow one legend. He had to follow two.

Garrett Crowe led the Rams to the 2011 state championship as a senior quarterback, and Pharoh Cooper did the same in 2012.

Sabdo won the starting quarterback job for 2013 as a junior, and all he did was help guide the Rams to a 16-0 season and another state championship.

“It feels great,” said Sabdo, who was named Havelock’s Most Outstanding Offensive Player after Saturday’s 21-13 victory over Concord in the state 3A title game. “These seniors deserved to go out on top. This coaching staff deserves a heck of a lot of credit, and those boys in the locker room deserve a lot of credit. Those boys do a heck of a job in practice and the coaches do a heck of a job on the weekends and during the week getting us ready for each and every Friday night.”

Sabdo was 14 of 24 passing for 126 yards in the contest. Though he didn’t throw a touchdown pass, he also didn’t throw an interception. He also avoided being sacked in the game.

“What we asked Travis to do was not take big sacks and not have turnovers,” Havelock coach Jim Bob Bryant said. “He did a great job of that. If we don’t have turnovers with the defense we’ve got, we’ve got a chance to win every game we play.”

The Rams started slowly in the contest, and Sabdo even failed to connect with center Michael Howard on the exchange of the football on a fourth down in the second quarter. Concord’s Rocky Reid scored on the next play, giving the Spiders a 10-0 lead.



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