Scott, ground game key Havelock victory


Havelock's Derrell Scott, left, gets by Concord's James Williams in the first half of the state championship game on Saturday. Scott ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns as the Rams won 55-21.

Ken Buday/Havelock News
Published: Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 08:08 PM.

Havelock’s Derrell Scott couldn’t describe being a back-to-back state champion.

“There’s something about a second state championship,” he said. “The first one was special, but the second one, man it’s crazy.”

Scott ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns to help the Rams to a 55-21 victory over the Concord Spiders in the state 3A championship game on Saturday at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem.

With the performance, he was named Havelock’s offensive most valuable player for the game.

“I couldn’t do it without my team. We’ve got the best team in the state,” Scott said. “We’ve got the best coaches in the state. Without the Lord on my side, he’s been guiding us the whole season. We couldn’t do it without Him. I’m just so thankful for this opportunity.”

Scott had just 36 yards on seven carries in a first half the Rams trailed 21-20. Part of the issue was Havelock had just four offensive possessions in the first half.

“In the first half, they were kind of just jumping where we were running the ball,” Scott said. “I just stayed patient and kept waiting for the offensive line to make the holes. I knew they were going to make them eventually, and when my time came, I just took it.”

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