Seahawks tally 26 straight, rally past Lake City in 2OT

mbfoot-dlineThe Myrtle Beach High football team scored four unanswered touchdowns to complete an amazing comeback road and region victory in the rain over Lake City on Saturday.

Playing in place of star running back Brandon Sinclair, Cortez Brown rushed for the game-winning touchdown in double overtime for a 38-32 win over the shellshocked Panthers, who were shut out by the Seahawks defense in the fourth quarter and both extra periods.

Following a sloppy first half that featured a 45-minute lightning delay, Lake City led 32-12 in the third quarter after TyShawn Baines scored his third touchdown of the day on a punt return. He also returned a kickoff for a score and caught a TD pass from Chris Burnett to help the Panthers build what seemed to be an insurmountable 20-point lead.

But the Seahawks rallied behind the arm of quarterback Drayton Arnold, who threw for 317 yards and  two touchdown passes, including a 43-yarder to Elijah Rice on the final play of the third quarter to cut the deficit to 32-19. Brown rushed for his first TD from 8 yards out early in the fourth period, and Rice returned a punt 74 yards to tie the game at 32-all with 5 minutes left in regulation.

The Seahawks missed their third PAT of the game, then had their second missed field goal of the day blocked in the final seconds. Myrtle Beach misfired on its third field goal attempt in the first overtime period, but the Seahawks defense cam through with a fumble recovery to force a second OT. The defense turned the ball over on downs and Brown sealed the comeback with a 10-yard TD sprint.

The win keeps the Seahawks (4-3 overall, 2-0 region) atop the Region 7-3A standings while Lake City 4-3, 0-2) remains winless in league play. Myrtle Beach plays host to St. James on Friday.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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