Hartsville Shuts Out North Myrtle Beach
By: Don Gearhart
The Hartsville Red Foxes celebrated Homecoming in a big way by dominating the North Myrtle Beach Chiefs. The Chiefs received the opening kickoff and did manage a first down before punting to the Red Foxes. From midfield, Carmello Mcdaniel broke around left end for 10 yards and then Mckendrie Douglas threw a strike over the middle to J’Shawn Anderson who catch and run covered the remaining 40 yards for a touchdown. Jahlil Lewis kicked the extra point and Hartsville led 7-0 with 8:48 on the clock. The Chiefs ran off five plays before punting again but Hartsville was unable to make a first down on their next possession. Neither did the Chiefs before punting back to the Red Foxes.
Douglas had runs of 16 and 18 yards sandwiched around a 13-yard pass completion to Tashaun Evans to put the ball at the Chiefs 23 yard line. On the next play, Anderson raced to paydirt and a Lewis PAT kick made the score 14-0 in favor of Hartsville with 11:13 left in the half. After the Chiefs punted again, Hartsville took over at their own 44-yard line and marched down the field where Anderson scored from the 1-yard line and Lewis drilled the extra point giving Hartsville a 21-0 lead with 6:54 left in the second quarter. On their next possession the Red Foxes went to the air early completing passes of 19 and 14 yards to Jackson Moore before Mcdaniel burst through for a 23-yard dash to the endzone. Lewis kicked the ball through the uprighs to increase the Red Foxes lead to 28-0 with 2:58 to play. The Chiefs saw some success on their next offensive series including a successful fake punt on fourth down. They failed to convert on the next series and had to punt. The half ended on an electrifying 55-yard run by Mcdaniel.
Hartsville received the second half kickoff and started at their own 36. A 25-yard run by Mcdaniel and two receptions by Moore for 6 and 13 yards set the stage for a Douglas 12-yard touchdown run. Lewis added the extra point and Hartsville now led 35-0 with 9:45 showing on the third quarter scoreboard. The Chiefs started their next possession on the own 31 and moved the ball to the Red Foxes 42 before failing to make a first down. If you blinked, you missed the next play which resulted in a 58-yard touchdown pass to Tristian Spann. The Lewis PAT made the score 42-0 with 6:45 to go. With the Mercy Rule (running clock) in place, the remaining time in the third quarter passed without any further scoring.
With Hartsville replacing their starters with backups, North Myrtle Beach connected on a 58-yard screen play to put the ball inside the Hartsville 10-yard line. On a second down and goal to go, Hartsville intercepted a pass in the endzone and returned it to their own 42. The offensive reserves garnered a score of their own when Aiyon Royal scored from four yards out and Lewis made the score 49-0 with 3:25 to play.
Mcdaniel led the Red Foxes rusning attack with 133 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown. Anderson had 76 yards on eight carries and two touchdowns. Douglas totaled 63 yards on six carries and a touchdown. Mcdaniel completed 12 passes on 13 attempts for 213 yards and two touchdowns. Moore was the recipient of half of those receptions for 57 yards. Spann caught two for 58 yards and a TD. Anderson’s lone reception was a 40-yard score.