Hartsville hammers Myrtle Beach for Region 6-4A title

The No. 3 Myrtle Beach High football team went into Thursday night’s battle of unbeatens at No. 1 Hartsville allowing only 47 points all season. It took the Red Foxes a little over a half to hang more than that on the Seahawks.

Hartsville unleashed a 70-34 beat-down on Myrtle Beach to capture the Region 6-4A championship showdown at Kellytown Stadium. The Red Foxes (9-0 overall, 5-0 region) rolled up nearly 600 yards of total offense on the Seahawks (7-1, 4-1), who earned the No. 2 seed and a home first-round playoffs game.

Hartsville quarterback Tiyon Evans scored five touchdowns and made Myrtle Beach pay for its early mistakes – immediately. After the Seahawks’ botched a punt attempt on their opening drive, Evans ran for a touchdown the next play to open the floodgates. Following a flurry of scoring, the Foxes forced a turnover on downs late in the first half and Evans broke free for a long TD run on the ensuing play to make it 36-7 at halftime.

Evans opened the second half with a 99-yard kickoff return for a TD, and JD Pendergrass caught a long TD pass from Evans midway through the second half to make it 49-13 before the Seahawks finally showed signs of life.

Defensive players Salim Sessions and Xayvion Knox scooped up fumbles and took them the distance, and quarterback Luke Doty threw a pair of TD tosses (he ran for another in the first half) to make the final score less lopsided.

Myrtle Beach will host a first-round game next Friday against Dreher.

File Photo by Janet Morgan/myhorrynews

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