Pigskin Preview: Chiefs try to keep momentum rolling

nmbfoot-bassIt took some time for first-year coach Blair Hardin’s impact on the North Myrtle Beach football program to surface. But the Chiefs’ upset of defending Class 3A champion and arch rival Myrtle Beach in the season finale put a positive outlook on their 4-7 season.

Switching to a young lineup late in the 2014 campaign could pay more dividends this season as eight starters return to the Chiefs’ offense. Junior quarterback Ronnie Bass Jr. and classmate running back Cullin Mitchell are back to lead the spread attack.

The Chiefs also have a strong senior class of two-way players, such as RB/LBs Dequan Montgomery and Katahj McKnight, WR/DBs Brendan Dewitt and Mike Gore, and OL/DLs Raquan Dewitt and Noah Callahan. Hardin will once again turn to young players for depth.

“Our football program has had a positive offseason and we look to our seniors for great leadership this season,” Hardin said. “We will be young in a few areas and will rely on returning JV players from last season to step up with 12 starters from last year’s team.”

The Chiefs open the season against Class 2A powerhouses Dillon and Loris and face local 4A rivals Carolina Forest and Socastee to close out September. Hardin hopes his team is firing on all cylinders when Region 7-3A play gets under way in October.

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