Mustangs score first, hang on at end to beat rival Trojans

Published: Friday, October 26, 2012 at 12:04 PM.

“Our kids played hard,” Melton said. “It’s a good bunch. They feel bad about it, but you’re supposed to feel bad when you get beat. But I was pleased with them, and 5-2 is no shabby season.”

With the victory, Tucker Creek finished 5-2 overall and took second place in the Coastal Middle School Conference. Havelock Middle School had won two straight in the series for the Cary Godette Trophy, including last year’s 22-16 triumph. Tucker Creek cut the Trojans’ lead in the overall series for the trophy to 9-7.

“It means a lot,” Sloan said of the victory. “It’s bragging rights, and it’s a little bit of pride. It’s something they’ll carry with them. They talk about it in high school about who wins this game.

“What can I say? It’s great football and it bodes well for Havelock High School so they can win more state championships.” 

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