Athlete of the Week: NMB’s Montgomery eyes deep run

nmbfoot-24North Myrtle Beach senior running back Dequan Montgomery admits the Chiefs haven’t played their best in a roller coaster 5-4 season. But the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week also knows that it’s how they play from here on out that will determine his team’s destiny.

“Coach (Blair) Hardin talked to us about teams that didn’t have the best (regular season) record but they fought hard and made a run for a state championship,” said Montgomery, whose Chiefs take on Myrtle Beach on Friday with hopes of making the Class 3A playoffs. “It’s really important that we start executing if we want to reach our goals.”

The Chiefs pulled an upset over archrival Myrtle Beach in this meeting last season so Montgomery knows they can do it again. He doesn’t mind the underdog role, and hopes it will give North Myrtle Beach extra incentive to win the game and secure a postseason bid.

“People really underestimated us last year against Myrtle Beach, and we showed that we are capable of beating anybody when we execute and cut out our mistakes. We’ve been working hard on cutting out the penalties and turnovers that have hurt us so bad this year. We just want to play our best game of the year.”

Montgomery has been a workhorse since moving from defense to offense during the season. Using his power running style to compliment running back Kered Class’ speed and quickness, the Chiefs’ thunder and lightning attack has amassed more than 1,700 combined yards and 16 touchdowns, eight apiece for Montgomery and Class.

“It helps us a lot because we can move Kered inside or outside, plus our quarterback (Ronnie Bass) can run or throw, and our offensive line is playing together,” said Montgomery, who is averaging more than 7 yards per carry. “Defense and special teams, we all just have to come together and play our best from here on out.”

True his powerful running style, Montgomery hopes to carry the football and the Chiefs as far as he can go.

Photo by Louis E. Keiner and Lesley M. Etherson

Comments

comments

CCU makes another poll, hosts free clinic for kids

CCU makes another poll, hosts free clinic for kidsThe Coastal Carolina baseball team received another top 25 preseason [more]

Chants fall short on final shot in skirmish with Mavs

Chants fall short on final shot in skirmish with MavsJunior guard Rashad Davis hit a 3-pointer with less than [more]

Hoops: Green lifts Saints; Seahawks rally past 'Dogs

Hoops: Green lifts Saints; Seahawks rally past 'DogsOn a night chosen to recognize a milestone for Christian [more]

All-County Volleyball: NMB duo adds to state-title run

All-County Volleyball: NMB duo adds to state-title runHow do you choose between two state championship teammates and [more]

Vincent breaks new ground as NMB boys hoops coach

Vincent breaks new ground as NMB boys hoops coachA referee approached the North Myrtle Beach High boys basketball [more]

CCU baseball joins another Top 25 list for 2019 season

CCU baseball joins another Top 25 list for 2019 seasonWith just over five weeks until the season opener on [more]

Pelicans, Cubs make over field staff for 2019 season

Pelicans, Cubs make over field staff for 2019 seasonThe Myrtle Beach  Pelicans and parent club Chicago Cubs announced their on‐field staff for the 2019 season on Wednesday. New to Myrtle Beach this season, Jimmy Gonzalez will take the helm for the Pelicans following four seasons managing the Single-A South Bend Cubs. The 2016 Midwest League Manager of the Year with South Bend, Gonzalez was  [more]

Hoops: Falcons fly by MB; Tigers rally to top Sharks

Hoops: Falcons fly by MB; Tigers rally to top SharksCraig Martin walked off the court at the end of [more]

Tigers crush Crimson Tide for national championship

Tigers crush Crimson Tide for national championshipClemson captured its third national football championship - and its [more]

CCU alums Ross, Johnson pioneers in upstart league

CCU alums Ross, Johnson pioneers in upstart leagueFormer Coastal Carolina football players Alex Ross and Kerron Johnson [more]

Jags drop Chants in 2OT; Lady Chants lose to USA

Jags drop Chants in 2OT; Lady Chants lose to USAFour players reached double digits for Coastal Carolina, but it [more]

Hoops: Braves sweep CF; Seahawks split with Chiefs

Hoops: Braves sweep CF; Seahawks split with ChiefsSocastee scored a big road victory in its Region 6-5A [more]

CCU Hoops: Road teams win SBC debuts with Troy

CCU Hoops: Road teams win SBC debuts with TroyTyrell Gumbs-Frater scored a game-high 20 points as Coastal Carolina [more]

Beach Ball Classic, Day 6: Comets top Cards for title

Beach Ball Classic, Day 6: Comets top Cards for titleMonday's Beach Ball Classic championship game didn't feature the offensive [more]

Beach Ball Classic, Day 4/5: CA's Green leaves his mark

Beach Ball Classic, Day 4/5: CA's Green leaves his mark This week's Beach Ball Classic has been a memorable one [more]

Beach Ball Classic, Day 3: MB takes one on the chin

Beach Ball Classic, Day 3: MB takes one on the chinMyrtle Beach went toe-to-toe with St. Edward (OH) before falling [more]

Beach Ball Classic, Day 2: Socastee, MB, CA stumble

Beach Ball Classic, Day 2: Socastee, MB, CA stumbleSocastee turned in a solid team effort but suffered an [more]

CCU mourns loss of former Olympian, assistant Henley

CCU mourns loss of former Olympian, assistant HenleyTwo-time Olympian (1992 and 1996) and Coastal Carolina assistant track [more]

Beach Ball Classic, Day 1: Braves, Saints lose debuts

Beach Ball Classic, Day 1: Braves, Saints lose debutsTwo local high school basketball teams found out just how [more]

Wrestling: Young Panthers stay hungry for region title

Wrestling: Young Panthers stay hungry for region titleMatthew Ashworth knows the Carolina Forest wrestling squad isn’t the [more]

Beach Ball Classic brings top teams, talent to MBCC

Beach Ball Classic brings top teams, talent to MBCCThe 38th annual Beach Ball Classic tips off Wednesday with [more]

Panther Classic: Seahawks see thrilling run fall in final

Panther Classic: Seahawks see thrilling run fall in finalMyrtle Beach's thrilling run through the Panther Classic ended with [more]

Seahawks, Chiefs rack up on All-Region 6-4A honors

Seahawks, Chiefs rack up on All-Region 6-4A honorsThe state champion Myrtle Beach High football team cleaned up [more]

Hoops: MB boys, CF girls advance in tournaments

Hoops: MB boys, CF girls advance in tournamentsClose games were again the order of the day in [more]

Cougars sink Chants' upset hopes with late 3-pointer

Cougars sink Chants' upset hopes with late 3-pointerZac Cuthbertson collected his sixth double-double of the season, but [more]

CCU makes another poll, hosts free clinic for kids

CCU makes another poll, hosts free clinic for kidsThe Coastal Carolina baseball team received another top 25 preseason [more]

Chants fall short on final shot in skirmish with Mavs

Chants fall short on final shot in skirmish with MavsJunior guard Rashad Davis hit a 3-pointer with less than [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2018 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach