Pam Pack faces explosive Havelock team|Southside, Northside look to bounce back

Published 10:27 pm Friday, October 9, 2009

Sports Editor

After flip-flopping between wins and losses throughout the first six games, the Washington Pam Pack is looking for some consistency. The Pack faces a tough Havelock Rams team, ranked ninth in the latest N.C. Prep Football Poll, on the road this evening.
While the return of sophomore quarterback Trey Harris helped the offense last week, it wasn’t enough as Washington fell 24-12 at West Craven. The Pack had to contend with dangerous quarterback Justin Hardy, who can use his arm and feet to hurt opposing defenses.
Things don’t get any easier for the Pack (3-3, 1-1) in tonight’s Coastal Conference game. The defense will have to deal with junior quarterback Danny Webster, who has had a monstrous season for the Rams (5-1, 2-0).
Webster has produced over 1,600 yards of total offense. He has rushed for 715 yards and nine touchdowns, while completing 66 of 109 passes (60.5 percent) for 950 yards, 13 touchdowns and just one interception.
“Danny Webster is a very good athlete,” Washington coach Sport Sawyer said. “He can do many things with the football.”
Webster’s favorite receiver has been Daniel Bailey, who has hauled in 24 passes for 387 yards and three scores.
Coach Jim Bob Bryant’s Rams, 3-0 at home this year and averaging 39.3 points per game, would love to get some revenge on the Pack. Washington won twice over Havelock last year, including a 34-25 win in the first round of the state playoffs.
The Pack will be looking to knock off the Rams once again, and get some consistency going.
“You have to (get consistent),” Sawyer said. “We should be making plays, but we’re not. Until we figure that out, we’re going to be up and down. If we make some plays, we have our chances to do some good things.”
Webster has been the key to Havelock’s success. He led his team to a school-record 705 yards of offense in last week’s 61-0 thumping of D.H. Conley.
Andretti George (349 yards rushing, 6 TDs this season) ran for 149 yards and two scores, William Griffith (320 yards rushing, 3 TDs this season) ran for 138 yards and a pair of scores and Webster scampered for 122 yards and two TDs. The Rams ran for 479 yards as a team.
Webster also went 11 of 17 for 200 yards and two more scores through the air.
“They have a good offensive scheme,” Sawyer said. “They move the ball around well and they have a good offensive line.”
The Pack returns home next Friday to face White Oak on Homecoming.
The Southside Seahawks saw their three-game winning streak come to a halt in last week’s 41-12 loss to Manteo.
Southside (3-3, 1-1) faces another tough task in tonight’s Four Rivers Conference game at Plymouth.
The Vikings (5-1, 2-0) have won five straight after a season-opening loss. Plymouth has scored at least 36 points in each of the last three victories, including last Friday’s 36-8 nod over Roanoke.
Southside plays at Perquimans next Friday night, while Plymouth plays host to Williamston.
The Northside Panthers got in a hole early and could never climb out in last week’s 55-0 loss to Perquimans.
Northside (2-4, 0-2) will look to turn things around, and notch its first Four Rivers Conference win, in tonight’s game at winless Camden (0-6, 0-2). The Bruins are coming off a 39-7 loss to Williamston
The Panthers play host to Manteo next week.
The Williamston Tigers got back on track with last week’s 39-7 win over Camden, snapping a two-game skid.
Williamston (4-2, 1-1) will look to make it two in a row when it plays host to the Perquimans Pirates (2-4, 2-0) in tonight’s Four Rivers Conference game. The Pirates (2-4, 2-0) have won two straight after dropping their first four games of the year.
Williamston plays at Plymouth next week.
It’s a battle between unbeaten Manteo and winless Roanoke.
The Manteo Redskins (6-0, 2-0) have pretty much rolled all season, including last week’s 41-12 win over Southside.
The Roanoke Redskins (0-6, 0-2) look to upset Manteo in tonight’s Four Rivers Conference tilt. Roanoke fell 36-8 to Plymouth last week.
Roanoke plays host to Camden next Friday night.
The Creswell Tigers, the class of the Tideland Conference this season, looks to stay unbeaten.
Creswell (5-0, 3-0) will play host to the Mattamuskeet Lakers (1-2, 1-2) tonight. The Tigers are coming off a 48-8 win over Columbia. Besides a six-point win over Southside, Creswell’s closest contest was a 36-point victory. Creswell has outscored its last three opponents 147-14.
The Lakers, idle last week, have dropped their last two.
Creswell, off next week, returns to action Oct. 23 at Cape Hatteras. Mattamuskeet plays host to Cape Hatteras next week.
The Columbia Wildcats play host to the Cape Hatteras Hurricanes in this Tideland Conference game.
Both Columbia and Cape Hatteras are coming off losses. The Wildcats (2-3, 2-2) fell 48-8 to Columbia, while Cape Hatteras (0-5, 0-4) dropped a 36-0 game to idle Jamesville (3-2, 3-1).
Columbia plays host to Jamesville next week.