Seahawks, Sinclair run past Wilson to win region opener

Myrtle Beach super sophomore Brandon Sinclair had another 200-plus-yard performance and scored three touchdowns Friday night as the Seahawks scored a 33-21 victory over visiting Wilson at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.

The Seahawks scored three touchdowns in the span of less than 5 minutes during a pivotal strech of the second quarter. Myrtle Beach failed to score in the second half but the defense held Wilson to just one score.

The Seahawks took the opening kickoff and drove the length of the field, capped by a 24-yard touchdown pass from Drayton Arnold to Malik Waring. It didn’t take long for Myrtle Beach to strike again, this time on special teams. Dajour Wilson blocked a punt to set up Sinclair’s 9-yard TD run for a quick 13-0 lead.

The suddenly breaks turned against the Seahawks (3-3 overall, 1-0 Region 7-3A). Wilson converted a long TD drive, then recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown and a 14-13 lead.

But Myrtle Beach quickly regained control with a flurry of second-quarter points. Sinclair scored on a 5-yard run and Kelton Greene recovered a fumble and rumbled 80 yards to paydirt. Sinclair added his third TD of the game on a 1-yard dive for a 33-14 halftime advantage and the defense made it hold up.

Sinclair finished with 208 yards on the ground on 41 carries and Arnold had a solid night, completing 8 of 11 passes for 235 yards and a TD.

Myrtle Beach travel to face undefeated Socastee next week.

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