NMB’s breakthrough season comes to end at Thurmond

nmbfoot-11The North Myrtle Beach High football team’s miracle season came to an end in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs on Friday, falling on the road to Strom Thurmond 27-17.

The Chiefs (9-3), who were trying to become only the second team in school history to reach the third round, were within striking distance in the final minutes before a turnover deep in their own territory allowed the Rebels to score a touchdown and put the game away.

Strom Thurmond built an early 10-0 lead before North Myrtle Beach finally got on the board on a touchdown pass from Kendrick Furness to Tyrique Robinson. Trailing 20-10 in the third period, the two hooked up again to make it a 20-17 deficit late in the third quarter.

The NMB defense forced the Rebels to punt but were pinned deep near their own end zone and fumbled the ball back to Strom Thurmond and the Rebels put the game away with an 8-yard TD run to make it 27-17 and the Chiefs could get no closer.

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