AOTW: Harrison leads the Chiefs to dramatic opening

It took 3 quarters for North Myrtle Beach’s Naseem Harrison to find his grove in the season opener against Conway, but when he did, he came alive with passion, and carried it through to the following week’s win over Loris.

Harrison, the first fall of 2018 Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week has scored in both victories for the Chiefs and pulled down a game winning touchdown that gave the Chiefs their first victory ever against Conway.

NMB head coach Matt Reel gets the coach on the field advantage when Harrison is out there, “He is a leader and a consummate worker,” Reel said. “It’s no shock he caught the game winning ball against Conway and scored again last week on a fumble recovery in the end zone. He’s always in the right place and always finds his way to the ball.”

Harrison leads the team in receiving with a touchdown reception and run in the books. Speaking of books, “He’s a tremendous student,” said athletic director Joe Quigley. “He sticks up for the underdog, and is somebody you can count on. Naseem Harrison is probably one of our best seniors.”

As a senior, Harrison has been called upon to lead his team, “When he’s on the field, if you watch him, he’s not one of those whoot and hollering kind of guys,” Quigley said. “He’s one of those guys that does his job and then gets back to the huddle.”

Playing both sides of the ball, Harrison switches to the safety position, and excels. With 9.5 tackles through two games, he had the potential game ending interception against Conway when he intercepted the final pass and tip-toed out of bounds. Due to a penalty, Conway was given another un-timed play that eventually ended the game.

The half brother of former NMB athlete Kendall Keel, Harrison and the Chiefs have seen success. Last year’s team went undefeated in the regular season, winning their 2nd straight region title, and 1st outright title, while advancing to the third round of the state playoffs. Harrison had 6 touchdowns and over 300 yards receiving while contributing on over 40 tackles.

The Chiefs have started this season undefeated as well with 2 wins and no losses. The first win came in that dramatic season opener against Conway, and this past Friday night when they defeated Loris for the 4th time in a row. They’ll host West Brunswick this Friday night at the Hank Hester Sports Complex on the campus of North Myrtle Beach High School. Record crowds were in attendance this past Friday night; expectations are for the same to be the case against West Brunswick.

For Harrison, his coach hopes he’ll continue energizing this team, “Naseem is a great kid and a very important part of our football team,” Reel said.

Photo Credit: Chuck Silvey

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