MB’s Keane tosses five TDs as Seahawks blast Wilson

One week after tying a state record with eight touchdown passes, Myrtle Beach quarterback Tyler Keane put up an impressive encore in the Seahawks’ 54-21 victory over host Wilson at Florence Memorial Stadium.

Keane completed 17 of his 23 passes for 334 yards and five touchdowns to lead the No. 1-ranked Seahawks (6-0 overall, 1-0 Region VII-AAA) past the Tigers (2-4, 0-1) and set up a huge showdown next week with also-unbeaten rival Socastee at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium for first place in the region.

Keane wasted little time getting the Seahawks on the scoreboard – 32 seconds, to be exact – hitting Renard Pointer for a 40-yard TD strike. Trell Harrell added a 28-yard scoring run and a 23-yard TD pass from Keane to give Myrtle Beach an early 20-0 lead.

The Tigers tried to make it interesting as quarterback Juwuan McCall connected with freshman receiver Christian Bruce for an 80-yard score, but CJ Cooper answered with on a 1-yard TD run to give the Seahawks a 27-7 lead at haltime.

Wilson cut it to 27-14 with another McCall-to-Bruce TD connection but the Seahawks put the pedal to the floor to end the threat. Harrell and Cooper were on the receiving end of long touchdown passes from Keane, 78 and 47 yards respectively, and backup Brandon Sinclair ran for a pair of scores during cleanup duty. McCall and Bruce made their third TD hookup but it was too little too late.

Myrtle Beach faces another big test next week when Socastee pays a visit. The Braves, who also improved to 6-0 with a 45-14 victory over North Myrtle Beach, appear to be the Seahawks’ stiffest challenge for winning their seventh straight region crown.

Photo by Rancier Photography

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