Seahawks score 28 straight points to knock off Knights

The Myrtle Beach Seahawks scored 28 unanswered points to score their first victory of the season Friday night, defeating Class 4A West Florence 42-21 at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.

Myrtle Beach sophomore running back Brandon Sinclair rushed for three touchdowns and 226 yards on the night as the Seahawks, famous for their pass-happy offense, turned to the ground to wear down the Knights.

After surrendering three touchdowns in the first half, the Myrtle Beach defense stiffened in the second half and allowed the Seahawks to control the ground and the clock en route to the victory.

But it was a familiar but tricky play by the Seahawks that gave them their first lead of the night. Sophomore quarterback Drayton Arnold rolled to the right, turned and threw back to the left to a wide-open Malik Pryor for a 28-21 lead with 9:22 remaining.

Myrtle Beach held the Knights the rest of the way and Sinclair put a punctuation mark on his performance by breaking free for a 33-yard touchdown run that iced the game for the Seahawks.

Kelton Greene also made his presence known, returning a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown and a late interception 74 yards to paydirt. The latter capped a strong second-half performance for the defense.

As expected, this one was an offensive shootout from the start. Following a Myrtle Beach fumble, West Florence scored on it opening possession of the night on a 6-yard touchdown run by Eron Darby.

The Seahawks quickly countered with a 59-yard touchdown run by Sinclair to tie it up at 7-all after one quarter. West Florence QB Marquaine Goodman put the Knights back on top with a controversial 1-yard TD dive on fourth-and-goal.

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