No. 5 Chiefs rev up offense to breeze past rival Lions

The No. 5-ranked North Myrtle Beach answered any questions about its offense’s Week 0 struggles with a dominating 41-14 victory over visiting rival Loris on Friday.

Following a slow start against Conway last week, the Chiefs offense flexed their muscle against the Lions. NMB quarterback Cason McClendon threw two touchdown passes and three different running backs scored on the ground en route to a 2-0 start and 15 consecutive home victories at the Hank Hester Sports Complex.

Zyon Belle got things rolling with a TD dive but Loris answered back on a 15-yard TD pass from Gage Connor to Jahrique Isaiah. The PAT was blocked as NMB held a 7-6 lead after the first quarter.

The Chiefs extended the lead on a bizarre play that saw Ramsey Lewis make a twisting run close to the Lions’ goal line before a scramble for the ball ensued. NMB’s Naseem Harrisaon emerged from the scrum with the ball and finished the job for a TD. Zane Smith booted the first of two field goals on the night for a 17-6 halftime lead.

McClendon got into the act in the second half by completing a pair of touchdown passes to Derrien Holmes and Dawson Hardee to build a commanding 31-6 lead. He finished by completing 11 of 18 passes for 148 yards and one interception.

The Chiefs cruised the rest of the way and now prepare for a visit from state border rival West Brunswick next week.

Photo by Janet Morgan/muhorrynews

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