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Round 5: Havelock vs Catholic at Duke
Last Post 12/07/2017 4:37 PM by mwinnn. 10 Replies.
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CatholicCougs14 Posts:2646
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12/03/2017 9:43 AM 0
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Catholic playing in their 9th state title game in school history and 8th since 2004. Looking for their 5th ring in their 5th different classification. However, gotta get passed Havelock who I will believe is the best team we have faced all season long. Big and fast, kinda remind me of Dudley a bit. 

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Tyler12 Posts:17 Freshman Member Freshman Member
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12/03/2017 11:12 AM 0
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Havelock will be playing in their 5th state title game since 2011.

The Rams currently have 7 players with D1 offers.

Havelock is extremely balanced as they have over 4,000 yards passing and 3,000 rushing. #22 is the big-play guy for the Rams who has both 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 receiving. They have 4 guys with over 600 yards receiving and two guys with over 1,000 yards rushing. The QB isn't a threat to run but he gets the ball out quick and is very accurate completing 72% of his passes. On D they swarm to the ball as they have 5 guys with over 100 tackles for the season. Their safeties are 6'2 and will lay the wood.
84k Posts:486 Senior Member Senior Member
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12/03/2017 2:22 PM 0
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Have to go with Havelock in this one. They maybe to big and fast Catholic.
HomeisNC Posts:37 Freshman Member Freshman Member
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12/03/2017 4:23 PM 0
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I just watched the Western Alamance game. They have a tough DB #4 that plays both ways (and based on the number of guys on the sidelines, probably a lot more do). Their front four was handled easily by WA as their QB had all day to throw. I did not see anything spectacular that makes me too concerned. If our D plays like it did Friday, we will see a number of interceptions by our DB's when they throw those long balls. WA allowed too many big pass plays that our guys will not let happen. Should be a good game but Cougars win by 14.
ConnerP Posts:209 Junior Member Junior Member
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12/03/2017 5:27 PM 0
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Posted By HomeisNC on 12/03/2017 4:23 PM
I just watched the Western Alamance game. They have a tough DB #4 that plays both ways (and based on the number of guys on the sidelines, probably a lot more do). Their front four was handled easily by WA as their QB had all day to throw. I did not see anything spectacular that makes me too concerned. If our D plays like it did Friday, we will see a number of interceptions by our DB's when they throw those long balls. WA allowed too many big pass plays that our guys will not let happen. Should be a good game but Cougars win by 14.


You may be right but probably don’t count on it. WA actually led state in interceptions. Havelock hit 2 maybe 3 what I would call big pass plays that I recall. Don’t remember for sure. Think only 1 passing TD & wasn’t a deep ball. Playing both ways is not as big a deal as people make it out to be IMO. Trust me when I say Havelock is faster live than on film. The key for Catholic will be ball control & sustaining drives. Stay ahead of the chains & take what is there. I think Catholic will run on Havelock. I also have no doubt that Havelock is going to score some points.
Either team could win this game. 14... that’s too big a spread.
Tyler12 Posts:17 Freshman Member Freshman Member
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12/03/2017 5:35 PM 0
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Not sure I would say the WA handled Havelock. WA ran 78 plays and barely topped 300 yards of total offense. Havelock holding an offense like WA to 14 points doesn’t concern you? The Rams don’t try very many long balls, they like to get the ball out to all their receivers and get them in open space to get YAC.
CatholicCougs14 Posts:2646
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12/04/2017 7:56 AM 0
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WA QB had an awful game it seemed vs Havelock, missed open WRs, didn't take off when he had running lanes to go. Really left me scratching my head as I watched the film wondering if he had hit a few more passes would they have made it a closer game.
Havelock has these pop/shuttle passes where the receivers get to the corner quick and turn up field, gonna be key that CC's CBs set the edge and slow those kinds of plays down.
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CatholicCougs14 Posts:2646
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12/04/2017 8:10 AM 1
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Also if you are going to watch film I'd watch the Southern Nash game over any other because they run a similar offense to CC and it gives a good idea of what Havelock will do on defense.
Looks like itll be kind of a 6-2 front, Southern Nash had open receivers too, just could not hit them. They did move the ball on Havelock though, if not for a pick six late that game was much closer.
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mwinnn Posts:169 Sophomore Member Sophomore Member
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12/07/2017 2:11 PM 0
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LOVING the weather forecast for Saturday, Great running weather!!!
Dale Ross Posts:31901 Site Admin
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12/07/2017 2:49 PM 0
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Not sure it is great running weather; great turnover weather and tgeat weather for defenses! Runners can slip and slid you know. Which means they can slip out of the grasp of someone! Certainly not great throwing weather...
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mwinnn Posts:169 Sophomore Member Sophomore Member
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12/07/2017 4:37 PM 0
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Good football weather for the Cougars I think, most important thing is everyone get to their games and home safely in less than ideal travel conditions.
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