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J.H. Rose players high-five students before their game against Havelock on Sept. 7, 2018. (Molly Mathis/The Daily Reflector)

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By Nathan Summers
The Daily Reflector

Friday, September 7, 2018

J.H. Rose was within striking distance of unbeaten Havelock at halftime on Friday night, but the Rams’ mighty athleticism took center stage in the second half of a 49-24 rout by the visitors, erasing the Rampants’ perfect record.

The Rampants led early, then pulled to within four points, 21-17, at the intermission. But behind quarterback Anthony Harris and wide receiver Welton Spottsville, Havelock (4-0) was too much in the third and fourth quarters.

Harris unleashed five total touchdowns, three on the ground and two to favorite target Spottsville on the pass. The QB/safety and Tennessee commit finished with 182 rush yards on 11 carries and threw for 148 yards on 9-for-20 accuracy. He also had two long TD runs brought back on holding penalties.

Spottsville, a North Carolina commit, was equally dazzling with six runs for 118 yards and an 85-yard score to go with seven receptions for 101 yards and two more TDs.

The initial loss of the season for the Rampants (3-1) nullified a 167-yard, two-touchdown outing for quarterback Grant Jarman, whose second scoring throw came in mop-up duty in the final seconds. That 37-yard strike went to Ben Harris, who finished with four grabs for 66 yards, followed by Jake Rogers’ five catches for 72 yards.

“I thought on offense we moved the ball very well,” Rose coach Dave Wojtecki said. “Then we stalled out. We’ve got to do a much better job once we get in the red zone. It gets a little tighter, a little tougher in there. You’ve got to play a little harder in there, so that will be definitely be something that we look at this week coming up.”

The Rampants led 10-0 in the first quarter after Grant Humphreys capped a drive with a 5-yard rush, but Anthony Harris broke free for a 35-yard scoring dash on the next drive. He then steered Havelock into the lead for good when he connected over the middle with Spottsville for a 31-yard TD and a 14-10 lead. The lead grew to 21-10 on an 8-yard scramble from Cameron Hutchinson (11 carries, 98 yards), but Rose pulled back to within four on Humphreys’ nifty catch and cut inside for a 6-yard TD.

The third quarter was owned by the visitors, who saw Harris erupt for a 77-yard scoring run on the quarter’s opening drive. Spottsville’s 18-yard catch and score made it 35-17, his 85-yard run made it 42-17 and Harris’ final rush TD from the 12 closed the Rams’ scoring.

Havelock coach Caleb King said his team went with man defense in the second half and it paid off.

“Our guys just settled down and played,” King said of his team’s halftime adjustments. “With the heat this week, you’re not going to make any excuses, but we were able to get outside a whole lot and it showed. Rose, the way they were able to fight through, I was really impressed. On offense, they moved the ball, the quarterback does a great job and their receivers were extremely tough to stop.”

Contact Nathan Summers at nsummers@reflector.com, 252-329-9595 and follow @NateSumm99 on Twitter.

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