Arnold throws five TDs as Seahawks light up Knights

mbfoot-greene“Adversity is an opportunity to fight together.”

That was the sign in Myrtle Beach’s locker room before they departed for Thursday night’s game against West Florence, and the Seahawks certainly got their chance against the Knights.

The Seahawks trailed in the second half before rallying for a 35-24 victory at Florence Memorial Stadium. Quarterback Drayton Arnold threw five touchdown passes – including three unanswered in the second half – to help No. 1-ranked Myrtle Beach remain undefeated.

The Seahawks (2-0) struggled early and trailed the Knights (1-1) 3-0 before Arnold connected with Kyle Belack on a 60-yard touchdown pass, the first of three on the night for Belack. He caught another before halftime, set up by an Anthony Taylor, to give the Seahawks a 14-10 advantage at halftime.

But the Knights took advantage of a shanked punt by Sean Huggins and Terrell Barber returned it 37 yards for a touchdown and a 17-14 lead early in the third period. That proved to be the adversity the Seahawks were waiting for.

Arnold connected with Malik Waring for a 36-yard TD to regain the lead, then he capped the third period with another strike to Belack from 28 yards out. He hit Waring from 3 yards out early in the fourth to put the game out of reach.

The Myrtle Beach Defense held together throughout the game with numerous sacks and big plays by Chase Brill and Marcus Chestnut. The Seahawks knocked out starting quarterback Marquane Goodman in the second period and he did not return.

Myrtle Beach will try to snap a two-year losing streak to rival Socastee next Friday night at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.

Photo by Joel Beachum, Carolina Clicks Photo

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