Buis boots Chiefs to victory, gives Hardin first NMB win

nmbfoot-11Football is supposed to be a game of inches, but North Myrtle Beach’s 26-13 victory over West Brunswick (NC) on Friday night was all about a foot … the right foot of placekicker Christian Buis.

Playing his first game of the season after missing the first two under suspension, the senior booted four field goals of 32, 19, 25, and 37 yards. They proved to be the difference for the Chiefs (1-2) in a hard-fought game against the rival Trojans from just over the Carolina border. It was the inaugural win for first-year coach Blair Hardin as the Chiefs improved to 1-2.

North Myrtle Beach’s Colby Gore set up both touchdowns for the Chiefs – one on a TD pass from Kendrick Furness and the other a kick return to set up Treshon Cox’s TD run. Each was capped by Buis’ PATs, giving him a total of 14 of the Chiefs’ 26 points on the night.

But the Chiefs found themselves trailing 13-10 in the second period following rushing and passing TDs by West Brunswick quarterback Hunter Ashburn. Cox’s TD and Buis’ second field goal just before halftime made it a 20-13 lead. Buis kicked a pair of field goals in the second half to account for the only scoring in the second half.

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