Defense sparks Seahawks to win over South Florence

With Myrtle Beach quarterback Tyler Keane hampered by an ankle injury and facing a South Florence team that hadn’t allowed a score all season, the Seahawks defense delivered in Friday night’s 27-13 victory at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.

Myrtle Beach’s Renard Pointer scooped up a fumble and returned it 20 yards for a touchdown and OT Thomas forced and recovered a loose ball and rumbled 50 yards for another score as the Seahawks (3-0) won the battle of unbeatens over the Bruins (3-1).

“I cant say enough about our defense and our special teams were great tonight,” Myrtle Beach coach Mickey Wilson said. “Our kids have great heart and guts and really played hard and got after it.”

The Seahawks defense took control from the opening play of the game as Jack Montgomery picked off a South Florence pass and set up Keane’s 31-yard TD pass to Trell Harrell for a quick 7-0 lead.

Myrtle Beach kicker Max Huggins added a 48-yard field goal and Pointer picked up a loose ball from Bruins quarterback Josh Johnson on the next series to put the Seahawks up 17-0 in the first quarter and set the huge crowd into celebration.

But the Bruins held onto the ball and made it a game, scoring a second-quarter TD on a 4-yard run by Jamal Cain, and he added a 24-yard TD run in the third period to make it a 17-13 score.

But Thomas stripped Johnson to kill the Bruins’ potential go-ahead drive and ran it all the way to the end zone for the Seahawks’ second defensive score of the game. Huggins added another field goal to salt the game away.

Photo by Rancier Photography

 

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