Seahawks shock Tigers, keep Victory Bell in MB

In the long, rich rivalry of the Battle of the Victory Bell, Thursday night’s showdown between Conway and Myrtle Beach was one for the history books.

Myrtle Beach used an 80-yard, game-winning touchdown drive to take a late 13-12 lead over No. 5 -ranked and previously undefeated Conway, and then the Seahawks defense closed out a stellar performance by shutting down the Tigers’ final drive to preserve the win and keep the Victory Bell in Myrtle Beach for one more year.

“We talked all week about keeping it a close game into the fourth quarter, and we knew if we could do that we would win,” said Myrtle Beach coach Mickey Wilson, a Conway High grad who helped the Seahawks claim nine of the last 11 Victory Bell trophies. “… To get that win over Conway, a big rivalry game, is huge.”

The Seahawks (3-3) scored twice in the fourth quarter to take a one-point lead, the first coming on a leaping grab by Luke Doty for an 8-yard TD toss by Lawson Cribb that put Myrtle Beach on the scoreboard for the first time at 7-6. But Conway (5-1) answered with it’s only offensive TD drive of the night, capped by Daiquawn Clark’s 1-yard dive on fourth and goal. The Tigers’ 2-point conversion attempt failed and the Seahawks found themselves in a 12-7 hole with 6:35 remaining.

Myrtle Beach’s offense, which was plagued by four turnovers and several missed scoring opportunities, finally put it all together on its final drive of the night. Zayvion Green’s driving run and Wyatt Roache’s catch over the middle for big gains set the table for running back Jermani Green, who finished it off with a go-ahead TD run from 3 yards out. Myrtle Beach misfired on the 2-point try, but it proved to be pointless after the Seahawks’ D capped an impressive outing with a big stop.

Conway led 6-0 for most of the game after Niseym Bellamy picked off a Cribb pass deep in the end zone and returned it for an official 100-yard interception return. Bellamy had two of the Tigers’ three picks by Cribb on the night. But Conway, which has mowed through opposing defensive lines all season, couldn’t mount a sustained drive against a maligned Seahawks’ unit that has allowed 50 points or more in three games this season.

Both teams head into region play next week, with Myrtle Beach facing North Myrtle Beach on Thursday, and Conway hosting West Florence.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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