Chiefs suffer second straight region loss to Georgetown

The hair of about 20 North Myrtle Beach football supporters is safe for at least one more week.

The Chiefs (4-3 overall, 0-2 Region VII-AAA) missed their chance to score their fifth win of the season in Friday night’s 34-7 loss to visiting Georgetown (5-2, 2-0).

Several Chiefs supporters have vowed to shave their heads if the team wins five games, and the Chiefs got off to a 4-1 start to put their locks in jeopardy.

But for the second straight week the Chiefs came out on the short end of a region game, losing last week at Socastee and in their own homecoming against the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs took the opening kick and drove deep into Chiefs’ territory before having to settle for a 43-yard field goal by Josh Humeault. Georgetown forced the Chiefs to punt and added a 37-yard field for an early 6-0 lead.

The Bulldogs got their passing game off the ground in the second quarter, with quarterback Caleb Hughes capping three straight drives with TD tosses – two to Alvin Walker and another to Chris Gamble for a 27-0 hafltime lead. Hughes made his fourth TD pass – a 40-yarder to Gamble – to ice the game in the third quarter.

Meanwhile, the Chiefs were dropping like flies. Running back Delonzo Williams, who came into the game with an ankle injury, made a quick exit after contact. Quarterback Kendrick Furness also was knocked from the game after being injured on a sack.

North Myrtle Beach’s LaQuinn Bellamy scored on a 3-yard touchdown run late in the game to avoid a shutout. The Chiefs travel to Wilson next week looking for their hair-rasising fifth win of the season.

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