Kids get Chiefs T-shirts
Photos by Christina Prince
The three area elementary schools in this area have split into their own K-5 school. In order to keep the community more united they have all adopted Chiefs as their school mascot. Area businesses sponsored a Chiefs shirt for all the children in the elementary schools as well as at North Myrtle Beach Middle School. Children received free admission to this past Friday night’s football game and were asked to participate in singing the National Anthem at the start of the football game. It was an exciting time for the cluster schools. These photos show some of the students at Riverside Elementary on Highway 57.
Chiefs win over Trojans
By Tyler Watkins
Playing in front of a packed house on Chief Night, the North Myrtle Beach varsity football team defeated the West Brunswick Trojans 26-13 to pick up their first win of the season and the first win under new head coach Blair Hardin.
The Chiefs struck early in the first quarter with a 7 yard touchdown pass from Kendrick Furness to Colby Gore that was capped by a successful point after an attempt by Christian Buis.
Buis returned to the Chiefs after sitting out the first two games of the season. The senior would go on to prove the deciding factor in the game, booting 4 field goals on 4 tries from distances of 32, 19, 29 and 37 yards.
West Brunswick was quick to answer with their own touchdown, but the point after attempt was missed, leaving the score at 7-6.
After a 32 yard field goal for Buis it put the Chiefs up by 4, West Brunswick struck again and looked like they would hold the lead going into the half at 13-10. But, the Chiefs were able to rally after a long kick return by a Colby Gore set up and a 7 yard touchdown run from Treshon Cox to give the Chiefs the lead 17-13, before Buis booted a field goal with 14 seconds left in the half to put the Chiefs up 20-13.
The Chiefs came out refreshed in the second half and shut out the Trojans while adding 6 more points off the foot of Buis, giving him a total of 14 of the Chiefs’ 26 points on the night.
“We were more consistent than we’ve been in the last two weeks,” said Coach Hardin after the game. “We started 3 sophomores tonight, so we tried to keep it simple.
“From last week to this week, I thought there was improvement, but we are just gettting started.”
Kendrick Furness went 12-for-24 passing for a touchdown and also rushed for 37 yards. Colby Gore had five receptions for 77 yards for the Chiefs. Daquan Montgomery added 8 carries for 70 yards.
“Our confidence is gaining, especially up front. We just have to limit mistakes and our kids know it and have been working on it,” said Hardin.
The Chiefs are back home again Friday night against Carolina Forest. Airtime for the Charlie Stuart State Farm North Myrtle Beach Chiefs Radio Network is set for 7 p.m. on WRNN 99.5 FM with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. You can also watch the action live with streaming video provided by Sandhills Bank at NMBChiefs.com.