Scott paces Havelock to victory over Kinston

Published: Friday, September 13, 2013 at 11:19 PM.

The victory was especially significant for the Rams as it was their 18th straight win, breaking a school record set in 1972 and tied early last season.

Havelock senior running back Derrell Scott, one of the Southeast United States’ highest recruited players, lived up to his billing, scoring Havelock’s first three touchdowns in the first quarter and finishing with 142 yards rushing on 12 carries.

“He’s the real deal and a heck of a player,” Bryant said. “He’s a great kid, too. If you talk to him about the game, he won’t take any of the credit — he gives all the credit to God and to his teammates.”

The Rams, who host Jacksonville Northside (2-2) next week at Wilbur R. Sasser Field, finished with 474 yards of offense to only 106 for the Vikings (2-2). While Scott scored the Rams’ first three touchdowns, the other two were by the quarterback to receiver combination of juniors Travis Sabdo and Matthew Boykin who connected on scores of 13 and 33 yards. Senior Noah Kemble kicked a 25-yard field goal and connected on all four extra points he attempted.

Despite his team’s sheer dominance against the Vikings, Bryant found positives in Kinston’s game plan and coaching staff.

“They’ve got a good team,” Bryant said of the Vikings. “They’ve got good athletes and seem to have a good coaching staff. I think they’ll do really well once they get into their conference.”

Senior Tiquan Canady connected on five passes in 10 attempts for 66 yards, including a 58-yard hook-up to junior Marquan Harris in the first quarter. But the Vikings, who never entered the red zone during Friday’s contest, struggled offensively throughout the game, leading to nine punts by Evan Hood, including an impressive 70-yarder in the third quarter.

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