Seahawks clinch region title with blowout over Bulldogs

mbfoot-belackcelebThe defending state champion Seahawks (9-0 overall, 4-0 Region 7-3A) clinched their first region title since 2011 with an impressive 54-25 victory over host Georgetown, Friday night.

Myrtle Beach wide receiver Kyle Belack caught four of Drayton Arnold’s five touchdown passes as the Seahawks erased a first-half deficit to blow past the Bulldogs (7-2, 2-2). Trailing 19-14 in the second quarter, Myrtle Beach scored five unanswered touchdowns to remove all doubt about the outcome and the No. 1 seed in the playoffs.

Myrtle Beach seemed ripe for an upset after Georgetown quarterback Jarvis Brown scored on a 13-yard go-ahead touchdown. But Arnold hit Malik Waring for a 44-yard TD and hit Belack on a Hail Mary on the final play of the second half for a 27-19 halftime lead.

The second half was all Myrtle Beach as Belack caught his third and fourth TD passes in the third period for a 41-19 lead. The Seahawks defense held the Bulldogs to three consecutive three-and-outs and the Seahawk offense took advantage with three straight TDs to put the game away. Arnold completed 18 of 31 passes for 358 yards – 238 of them to Belack.

Myrtle Beach will try to cap a perfect regular season next week against visiting rival North Myrtle Beach.

Photo courtesy of MBHS Athletics

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