Seahawks, Cribb soar past Braves for historic blowout

mbfoot-3jumpcatchMyrtle Beach High football fans came into the season wondering how long it would take first-year starting quarterback Lawson Cribb to settle into the job. The answer: Friday night.

Cribb threw for more than 250 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Seahawks (4-0) to a 70-0 blowout victory over rival Socastee at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium. It was a coming-out party in more ways than one for the junior since he played so well he “came out” of the game in the third quarter, but the damage had already been done as he exited with a 56-0 lead.

Myrtle Beach’s special teams helped put Cribb at ease as Jayce Allen blocked the Braves’ first punt of the game and Chris Weston carried it to the Socastee 2. Keyonte Sessions ran it in on the Seahawks’ first snap, then Sessions caught Cribb’s first TD pass for a quick 14-0 lead. Cribb went on to make TD connection with Daron Finkley, Will Vereen twice, and Sessions again.

Myrtle Beach’s offense also rolled on the ground as Carvers Bay transfer Toronto King rushed for three TDs, and Kylis Vereen put the finishing touches on the scoreboard with a TD run. The Seahawks defense made the shutout hold up as the Braves failed to find paydirt despite averaging more than 40 points per game.

Myrtle Beach won its third straight in the series, although the previous two were by a combined three points. The 70-0 score is the most lopsided in the history of the rivalry.

Myrtle Beach welcomes also-undefeated Carolina Forest to Shaw Stadium next Friday, while Socastee plays host to unbeaten North Myrtle Beach.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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