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Derrell Scott went over 5,000 career rushing yards in last week's victory over White Oak.

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Published: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 04:54 PM.

Havelock running back Derrell Scott is known for his speed and quick moves that leave defenders grasping at air. Against White Oak on Friday, the Ram senior proved he’s also a good mudder.

Scott ran for 222 yards and three touchdowns, eclipsing 5,000 career rushing yards in the process, as Havelock defeated the Vikings 54-0 on a rainy Friday night in Jacksonville.

“You just really have to emphasize ball security,” Scott said of playing in the rain. “You just have to really try to get north and south and not try to do too much. You’re just trying to get what you can get and take care of the football in weather like this.”

Rain began falling before Friday’s kickoff and continued through the third quarter. The Rams struggled offensively in a scoreless first quarter, but after stopping White Oak on fourth down inside the Ram 10-yard line, Havelock turned to Scott.

The senior took a handoff up the right sideline for 78 yards, switching field position and setting up Havelock’s first score of the night, a 13-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Travis Sabdo to Matthew Boykin.

Scott scored from 12 yards out in the second quarter, and with the Rams leading 21-0 in the third quarter, he basically put the game away with a 65-yard touchdown run. On the play, Scott went over 5,000 rushing yards in his Havelock High career and now stands at 5,042 yards on 553 carries with 76 touchdowns.

The humble Scott wasn’t aware of the mark and took no credit for the achievement.

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