Athlete of the Week: Keane learns on the fly for MBHS

After moving hundreds of miles and attending three different schools, Tyler Keane has finally found a home at Myrtle Beach High.

The junior quarterback has picked up the Seahawks’ complex spread offense in short order and has really started to hit his stride recently.

In Myrtle Beach’s past two outings, which saw them clinch the region championship, Keane completed 29 of 38 passes for 384 yards and eight touchdowns.

But perhaps his most impressive stat was 20,015 – the record number of votes he received to be named the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week.

“Tyler is a real hard worker, which is the only way he could have learned our offense so quickly,” said Myrtle Beach coach Mickey Wilson. “The last three or four weeks things have really become clear to him.”

Rewind five years when Keane played football in Maryland. His strong left arm and football smarts made him an ideal candidate for QB, but a move to Carolina Forest in the eighth grade made him start over from scratch.

Then his family moved across the Intracoastal Waterway to Myrtle Beach during his sophomore year, and Keane had to take on the task of learning the Seahawks’ intricate passing offense.

“At first I was confused, but the players and coaches have spent a lot of time helping me out,” Keane said. “It’s hard (moving a lot) but everybody here has been very welcoming. It’s a family atmosphere.”

Wilson, the father of the football family, is happy to have the new addition: “He was here for spring practice and passing league, so that helped a lot,” he said. “But so much of what we do is repetition, and he just needed to get enough snaps for the light to come on.”

The 6-foot southpaw quickly worked his way up the QB depth chart, coming into the season as the co-starter with fellow junior C.J. Cooper. The two have continued to rotate plays throughout the season, a ploy that rarely works when egos are involved. But Keane and Cooper have managed to co-exist as a deadly 1-2 punch.

“C.J. and I push each other to get better and it works well for both of us,” Keane said. “I like being able to come to the sideline so Coach Wilson can show me things between plays. It’s really helped me learn.”

The two-QB set has paid off handsomely for the Seahawks, who are going for the second straight Class AAA state championship. That’s Keane’s main focus, but eventually he hopes to play on Saturdays.

“It’s always been my dream to play college football,” said Keane, who has completed 92 of 152 passes for 1,312 yards, 19 TDs and only two interceptions this season. “Coming here has given me confidence that I can do it.”

After all, he’s already shown he can handle the adjustment.

Photo by Rancier Photography

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2 responses to “Athlete of the Week: Keane learns on the fly for MBHS”

  1. LeAnne says:

    So proud of you Tyler!

    GSSR: 8 TD passes (not 7) in the last 2 games.

  2. admin says:

    Got it…thank you.

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