Seahawks roll past Sharks for homecoming victory

The Myrtle Beach High football team enjoyed an early surf-and-turf feast for homecoming Friday night against St. James, as the Seahawks grilled the Sharks 73-0 on the gridiron at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.

Myrtle Beach’s offense rolled on the ground and through the air, and the defense posted its first shutout since a similar 70-0 skunking of Socastee last season. Quarterback Lawson Cribb threw three touchdown passes and a trio of running backs turned in multi-TD performances as the Seahawks never punted in the contest.

In a preview of things to come, Myrtle Beach (4-3 overall, 1-1 Region 7-4A) marched the opening drive 80 yards as Jermani Green ran for the first of his two first-half touchdowns. Cribb made two TD tosses to Daaron Finkley and another to Marcus Grissett before resting his throwing arm the rest of the night.

The Myrtle Beach defense and special teams also got into the first-half scoring act. Gary Salter’s interception set up Xayvion Knox’s first of two TDs, and kicker Chad Toone, who went a perfect 10-for-10 on PATs) also booted 31-yard field goal as the Seahawks to claim a 45-0 halftime lead. Third-string running back Jaylen Sparkman ran for three TDs in the second half to account for the final score.

The Seahawks return home next week to welcome Marlboro County. The Sharks (2-6, 0-2) have a bye week before hosting Wilson on Oct. 20.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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