No. 4 Seahawks steamroll over Raiders in road debut

The opening kickoff from Laurens looked like a bad omen for No. 4-ranked Myrtle Beach in Friday night’s road opener. But the rest of the game was all Seahawks.

After a miscue in the return game pinned Myrtle Beach on its own goal line in front of a loud Laurens crowd, the Seahawks (2-0) proceeded to hush the home fans at every turn, beginning with a 99-yard touchdown drive. Quarterback Luke Doty capped the opening march on a 10-yard TD pass to Chunk Grissett – the first of three TD hookups between the two in the first half.

Myrtle Beach running back scored Jermani Green scored on a 1-yard TD drive as the Seahawks took a 28-0 halftime lead for the second consecutive week. Myrtle Beach blew up a fake punt attempt early in the third quarter and Green cashed in on a 20-yard TD run that put the Seahawks on top 35-0. Green got his hat trick on a weaving 52-yard TD run for a 42-0 lead.

The Myrtle Beach defense finally gave up its first points of the season on the last play of the third quarter – a shutout span of 84 minutes – on a short pass that turned into a 76-yard TD pass for the Raiders (1-1) to make it 42-6.

The Seahawks rolled up 471 total yards with Doty, a junior South Carolina commit, completing 23 of 32 passes for 280 yards and three TDs to Grissett, who caught 7 passes for 124 yards. Green finished with 16 carries for 141 yards and three TDs. Myrtle Beach still hasn’t turned the ball over this season.

The Seahawks play host to Socastee on Friday.

File Photo by Janet Morgan/myhorrynews

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