Week two of the high school football season in Craven County means it's time for New Bern against Havelock.
This year the game is at Sasser Field in Havelock.
The Rams are coming off a 48-20 victory at West Craven a week ago, whereas New Bern fell 37-8 at Hillside.
"Anytime you are playing people that you know so well, it means more than just another game," Havelock head coach Caleb King said. The county is the first step, that county championship is the first goal of ours."
Havelock scored its 48 points before the Eagles could answer to stake a 48-0 lead late in the third quarter.
The Rams showcased their high-powered offense with runs and passes as Anthony Harris threw for 242 yards and Terrance Raynor led in rushing with 99 yards.
"Our biggest thing this week was cleaning up the penalites and execute at a higher level than the previous week," King said.
For New Bern, first-year coach Steve Tapley saw a lot of good things even though his team was defeated.
Kalen Lancaster scored the lone touchdown for the Bears last week with a short rushing score.
New Bern kept that game with Hillside close for a large part before the Hornets scored 21 unanswered late.
"If you play your best football week one, you're in trouble, so we didn't expect to be at our best in week one. We had a really good week of practice this week and our guys excited about the challenge." Tapley said. "We have a bunch of competitors and any time you play a county game, the kids are going to be excited."
Kickoff from Havelock is at 7 p.m.
Havelock won last year's meeting 48-19 and has not lost to the Bears since 2014.
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