MB wins fifth straight region title in blowout of Bulldogs

The Myrtle Beach Seahawks clinched their fifth straight Region VIII-AAA championship Friday night with a 42-0 victory over Georgetown on Friday night at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.

The Seahawks (8-1 overall, 4-0 region) and Bulldogs (7-2, 3-1) met for the region title, but it wasn’t close as Myrtle Beach scored five first-half touchdowns.

“I’m proud of our guys for winning another region title,” Myrtle beach coach Mickey Wilson said. “We’ve been talking all season about putting 48 minutes of football together, and I think we’re getting close.”

Myrtle Beach co-quarterback Tyler Keane threw four touchdown passes, two of them to Tramond Wilson, and fellow QB C.J. Cooper ran for another score as the Seahawks’ high-powered offense racked up 393 yards against the Bulldogs.

So did the Myrtle Beach defense, which pitched a shutout and even put points on the board when Chocolate Wilson picked off a pass and returned it 60 yards to paydirt. A third Wilson, Daquarius, also got in the end zone on an 11-yard TD pass from Keane.

Keane had a record night in rotating with Cooper, completing 17 of 19 passes for 225 yards and four scores. He hooked up with senior Tramond Wilson on the first possession of the game.

Chocolate Wilson’s pick-six and Cooper’s 1-yard sneak into the end zone put the Seahawks ahead 21-0 early, then Keane hit Sean Michael Orcutt and Daquarius Wilson for second-quarter TDs and a 35-0 halftime edge.

Myrtle Beach called off the dogs in the second half after Tramond Wilson celebrated Senior Night with his second TD catch of the night. Senior defensive end Tyler Knox celebrated the occasion by announcing he plans to attend North Carolina State next year.

Myrtle Beach wraps up the regular season next week against rival North Myrtle Beach, which has lost 21 games in a row.

– Photo by Rancier Photography

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