Chiefs run out of gas in overtime, fall to Cougars

North Myrtle Beach came oh-so close to snapping its 15-game losing streak on Friday night. Instead, the skid grew to 16 straight losses with a 28-20 overtime defeat at the hands of South Brunswick.

The Cougars (3-1) needed overtime to shake the Chiefs (0-4), who rallied to tie the game with a fourth-quarter touchdown run by Lawrence Lane.

The Chiefs had several chances to win it in regulation but couldn’t close the deal, and the mental aspect of the losing streak took its toll in extra time.

South Brunswick quarterback Nejuann Watts connected with Anthony Jackson on a 10-yard TD pass on the first play of overtime and the duo combined to convert the 2-point conversion.The Chiefs were unable to answer as quarterback Clint Cole’s fourth-down pass was incomplete.

The Chiefs took a 13-0 lead in the first quarter, capitalizing on a pair of fumbles by the Cougars. Delonzo Williams and Cole made short TD runs but a blocked PAT proved pivotal in the game’s outcome.

The Cougars finally got on the scoreboard when Gary Williams dashed off-tackle for a 13-yard TD. A  2-point conversion pass cut the deficit to 13-8.

After the Chiefs were twice failed to score from inside the red zone, turning the ball back over to the Cougars in the final minute. Gary Williams broke an 80-yard TD run for a 14-13 lead at halftime.

The Chiefs pinned the Cougars deep in their own territory, but receiver Donte McLaughlin caught a pass and sprinted 94 yards to the Chiefs’ 4. Greg Burton-White gave South Brunswick a 20-13 lead on the next play.

Chiefs receiver Eric Baker took the ensuing kickoff deep into Cougars territory and Lane took it from there to tie the game at 20. But North Myrtle Beach couldn’t keep pace with the Cougars in overtime.

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