MB’s Keane leans on new team to top Carolina Forest

Myrtle Beach senior quarterback Tyler Keane made a successful homecoming against his former school on Friday night.

But he has his ground game, defense and special teams to thank for the Seahawks’ 33-10 win over Carolina Forest at Panthers Stadium.

Myrtle Beach running back Trell Harrell had three touchdown runs, Max Huggins booted a pair of field goals and the defense kept the ball out of the Panthers’ hands in the pivotal second half.

After Harrell’s first 1-yard TD plunge, Huggins saw his PAT blocked and his long successful streak snapped. He would later respond with field goals of 37 and 33, but not until Carolina Forest (1-4) took the lead on an impressive drive that was capped by Harold Atkinson’s 1-yard TD dive for a 7-6 advantage.

Harrell punched in another 1-yard TD to give the Seahawks (4-0) the lead for good, but they didn’t pull away until the second half. Panthers kicker Josh Kiemen bounced one off the crossbar to cut the deficit to 13-10 in the second period.

Harrell got the hat trick on a 3-yarder just before the half, and Huggins’ field goals capped long drives after the Seahawks defense managed to halt a pair of Panther drives. The pass-happy Seahawks turned to the ground game to put this one away.

Keane, who played at Carolina Forest before transferring to Myrtle Beach as a junior, finally got in the act with a 35-yard TD strike to Renard Pointer to put the game on ice.

Photo by Rancier Photography

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