Seahawks lay goose egg against Rebels in opener

When the Myrtle Beach High football team went to Byrnes last month, the Seahawks lost their shirts. In Saturday’s return trip, they lost everything else.

Myrtle Beach suffered a 51-0 season-opening loss to Byrnes after giving up more than 450 yards in offense to the high-powered Rebels. The Seahawks committed four turnovers (three fumbles, one interception) and had a punt blocked in a blowout that was frighteningly similar to their late slide last season. Myrtle Beach has now allowed 149 points in their last three games dating back to last year, when they were 9-0 and ranked No. 1 in the state.

The offseason wasn’t much better for the Seahawks, who had their jerseys stolen from a laundry mat when they traveled to play in the Byrnes 7-on-7 tournament in July. It was an omen of things to come as Myrtle Beach never had a chance against the Rebels. Byrnes quarterback Brock Carroll led the Rebels offense to a 30-0 halftime lead. The Seahawks’ best chance to avoid the shutout cam after a late drive stalled at the Byrnes’ 5-yard line.

Myrtle Beach has little time to recover and right the ship next week in a showdown with Charlotte Christian on Friday. The Seahawks will host the Eagles at North Myrtle Beach High while workers put the finishing touches on the renovated Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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