Kickoff Countdown: `MB’s Got Talent’ hits TV this fall

Myrtle Beach High football coach Mickey Wilson has heard all of the jokes about his Seahawks playing four televised games on Thursday nights this fall.

At the CNB Kickoff Classic press conference earlier this month, he was teased that his team was getting more air time this fall than the local TV sports anchors in attendance. But who wants to share the Friday night lights when you can have the TV spotlight to yourself?

“It’s going to be different,” Wilson said of the Seahawks’ four TV appearances on CW 21 on Thursday nights. “But any chance you get to play on TV it’s good for the kids and it’s good exposure for our program.”

With a talented cast coming back in 2017, Wilson just hopes his team isn’t filled with “Not Ready for Prime Time Players.” If the Seahawks can put it together early, there should be some exciting TV viewing on Thursday nights for Grand Strand football fans.

“I’m excited about our offensive skill positions,” said Wilson, whose high-powered offenses have made Myrtle Beach a state power. “Our quarterbacks, wide receivers, running backs are very talented, but our offensive line has a long way to go and defensively we are very young.”

Senior signal-caller Lawson Cribb is back in the saddle of the Seahawks’ spread attack, and sophomore backup Luke Doty could see time at receiver and in relief. Running back Jermani Green and wide receivers Da’Ron Finkley, and Marcus Grissett are among the many weapons in the Seahawks’ arsenal. The success of the Myrtle Beach’s offense will likely rest on the shoulders of an inexperienced offensive line.

The Seahawks also have to repair a defense that was decimated at the end of last season, allowing more than 100 total points in their final two games. Their first-round playoff exit and third-place region finish were recent low-water marks, but they have reason for optimism with an experienced secondary led by Jayce Allen and Tra Favorite. That should free up defensive end Daniel Mitchell to find the backfield of opposing offenses.

Myrtle Beach kicks off the season on another non-traditional night in Saturday’s opener at state power Byrnes. The Seahawks’ home opener isn’t at home at all, hosting Charlotte Christian at rival North Myrtle Beach on Aug. 25. They make their TV debut at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium against West Florence on Aug. 31, giving them three games in a 12-day span.

Myrtle Beach plays a five-game stretch against Horry County foes – at Socastee (Sept. 8), at Carolina Forest (Sept. 14), vs. Conway (Sept. 21), at North Myrtle Beach (Sept. 28) and vs. St. James (Oct. 6). The Seahawks round out the regular season with region foes Marlboro County (Oct. 13) and Wilson (Oct. 26) in hopes of a stronger finish in 2017.

MYRTLE BEACH SCHEDULE
8/19 at Byrnes
8/25 Charlotte Christian (at NMB)
8/31 West Florence
9/8 at Socastee
9/14 at Carolina Forest
9/21 Conway
9/28 at North Myrtle Beach
10/6 St. James
10/13 Marlboro County
10/26 at Wilson

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