The reigning 4A state champions began their title defense with a 52-7 thumping of Hanahan on Friday night at Goose Creek High School.
“It’s a great first win,” said Seahawks head coach Mickey Wilson. “Hanahan is a young team, but I’m really proud of our guys. All across the board — offense, defense, special teams — did really well. We have some things we need to work on but overall a great first win.”
Myrtle Beach wasted no time getting on the scoreboard with Rayshad Feaster running it in from 18 yards out.
Feaster finished the night with seven carries for 42 yards with a touchdown.
The Seahawks added to their lead moments later when Luke Doty found Darius Hough for a 21-yard strike to make it 14-0 with 6:57 left in the opening quarter.
After a deep punt by Hanahan, the Seahawks found themselves on their own 6 yard line. However, that was no problem for Doty as he only needed one run for 94 yards to give the Seahawks a 21-0 advantage.
Doty had 129 yards on 11-of-15 passing and two touchdowns to go with 134 yard rushing on 5 carries and that 94-yard touchdown run. And that was all in the first half.
“It was definitely a good game for us,” Doty said. “We wanted to try some new things like that big touchdown run I had and they paid off for us. The defense did a great job. They held them to seven points and that’s all you could really ask for.”
Myrtle Beach ended their first quarter rout with Doty finding Jaylen Sparkman for a 25-yard touchdown.
Junior running back Ben Herriott would get two touchdowns in the second quarter and Sullivan Hardin tacked on a 22-yard field goal to make it 52-0 going into the halftime break.
The Seahawks didn’t do any more damage throughout the second half. Hanahan would score in the final two and a half minutes of the fourth quarter to make it 52-7.
The Seahawks now look ahead to next week to their home opener against Laurens. Last season, the Seahawks defeated the Raiders 42-6.
“They are young team like Hanahan, but they will be bringing back guys with experience,” Wilson said. “I know they have a tailback that’s committed to the University of Louisville, so we know that we are going to have our hands full with him.”