Chiefs win at home, advance to
third round state playoffs
The Chiefs square off against Cane Bay last Friday night.
Photos by Sona McIntyre
Head Coach Blair Hardin stands in the middle of his players singing the school song.
By Tyler Watkins
The North Myrtle Beach Chiefs varsity football program won a school record 11th game this past Friday night to advance to the third round of the state playoffs, defeating Cane Bay 28-14.
Facing one of their strongest opponents all season, the Chiefs (11-1) held Cane Bay (10-2) scoreless through the first half, before turning on the heat in the second to double up the Cobras out of Summerville.
Running back Kered Class opened the scoring for the Chiefs late in the first quarter with a three-yard touchdown run, followed by a successful extra point by senior kicker and team season scoring leader, Andrew Smith. A successful goal line stand by the Chiefs defense late in the second quarter gave the Chiefs the 7-0 halftime lead in front of a packed Hank Hester Sports Complex at North Myrtle Beach High School.
Third quarter action saw Cane Bay scoring late to tie it up, but just two minutes later, sophomore quarterback Cason McClendon connected with JV call-up Tyron Stockdale for a 39 yard touchdown pass that put the Chiefs back in the lead.
The fourth quarter opened with a bang for the Chiefs with Cullin Mitchell taking a five-yard pass from McClendon into the end zone to give the Chiefs the deciding 7 points and another touchdown on the year for Mitchell, the eventual Bubba Collins Insurance Premier Performer Award winner.
Tyler Gore added another for the Chiefs late, before Cane Bay made it look close with a late game score to set the final at 28-14.
The Chiefs were led by Kered Class with 14 carries and 98 yards. McClendon was 11-20 with no interceptions and two touchdowns. Mitchell had 4 catches for 77 yards.
With the win, the Chiefs advance to the third round of the South Carolina State Playoffs. They’ll be on the road Friday night at Chapin (10-2), the region 5, 4A champions. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
If you can’t make it to the game, you can catch all of the action live on WRNN 99.5 FM or online with streaming audio/video at NMBChiefs.com, brought to you by Sandhills Bank. Tyler Watkins and Wayne White will have the play by play with pregame activities beginning at 7 p.m.
Shop with a Cop Charity Golf Tournament
set at Barefoot
By Pat Dowling
The 6th Annual Shop with a Cop Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Dec. 9 on the Love Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf in North Myrtle Beach. The registration deadline is Dec. 2.
Proceeds from the tournament will go to the Shop with a Cop program, managed by the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department. Shop with a Cop is a Christmas program for children in need at North Myrtle Beach Primary, Elementary and Intermediate Schools. Guidance Counselors at each school choose children to receive the benefits of this program. The children enjoy lunch and are given a $100 Walmart gift card. North Myrtle Beach police officers and volunteers then help guide the children as they purchase presents and some necessity items, such as winter coats. The goal is to raise enough money to provide an unforgettable Christmas for 100 children in need in the North Myrtle Beach community.
The tournament is a four-person captain’s choice event with an 11 a.m. shotgun start. (Only one golf professional is allowed per team.)
Tournament fees are $60 per player, $240 per team. Players may register individually or as a team. The tournament fee includes entry in the $10,000 Hole-in-One competition, green fees, cart, range balls, non-alcoholic beverages, continental breakfast and lunch.
Registration forms are available at the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center and Barefoot Resort & Golf.
Make checks payable to: City of North Myrtle Beach. Return registration forms to: J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
For more information contact the North Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation Department at 843-280-5584.