Week 8 Roundup: Wilson wins 100th; Tigers prevail

Myrtle Beach football coach Mickey Wilson’s teams are known for putting up some big numbers. On Friday night he did the same, earning his 100th career victory in a 21-0 win at Marlboro County.

In his 10th season as head coach with the Seahawks, Wilson has amassed a 100-25 record and two state championships. And this year’s No. 4-ranked squad is starting to look like one of his best.

Myrtle Beach (5-0 overall, 2-0 region) faced its toughest test so far this season but once again prevailed, posting its second consecutive shutout and third of the season.

Myrtle Beach also got another big night from junior quarterback Luke Doty. The South Carolina commit hit Wyatt Roach on a 35-yard touchdown connection and later found paydirt on the ground with a 20-yard TD run to put the Seahawks up 14-0 at halftime. He hit Da’Ron Finkley on a 65-yard TD in the third period to slam the door on the Bulldogs.

* Conway 21, South Florence 13: The Tigers (2-4, 2-0) won their second straight region contest, spoiling homecoming night for the Bruins with a strong defensive performance.

Conway quarterback Daquinton Grady found Xavier Kinlaw on a long touchdown bomb in the first half and added a TD dive in the third quarter to put the Tigers on top 14-0.

The Bruins managed to break up the shutout and cut the deficit to 14-6 in the third, but Conway’s Malik Robinson made a pick-six to end the comeback threat. South Florence trimmed the score to 21-13 late in the fourth but the Tigers iced it to claim a three-way tie for first place.

Conway welcomes St. James next week.

Photo by Janet Morgan/myhorrynews

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