The North Myrtle Beach football team is steamrolling into region play.
The Chiefs finished off their non-region slate on Friday night with a 34-0 victory over Green Sea Floysd to head into conference action at 4-1.
Now, the North Myrtle Beach players have a newfound confidence with a key matchup with 5-0 Socastee up next.
“Our kids are playing with a lot more confidence now,” Chiefs coach Perry Woolbright said. “Now they have some wins under their belt and they see that what they were doing in the offseason is paying off.
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“They believe in themselves and when they line up next week they’ll have confidence.”
Chiefs halfback Delonzo Williams had 111 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns, and quarterback Kendrick Furness was 15-for-23 with 204 yards in the air with two touchdowns to lead North Myrtle Beach.
However, the defense stole the show, allowing just 65 yards in a shutout.
“We came out a little sluggish but we finished the game strong,” Woolbright said. “We played great defense. It was a good way to finish off the non-region schedule.”
It won’t get any easier as the Chiefs open region play, where it appears the top teams in the area reside.
Therefore, a hot start will only help North Myrtle Beach as it tries to show it’s a contender.
“It helps a lot. It gives us a lot of confidence. Next week we’re playing one of the better teams in Socastee,” Woolbright. “It’s going to be a big game. We’ll have to play one of our best games next week. This win right here gives some confidence.”
NMB-Delonzo Williams 1 run (Kevin Mooney kick) 7:18
NMB-Kyle Cooper 20 pass from Kendrick Furness (Mooney kick) 2:32
NMB-Cameron Gore 36 pass from Furness (Mooney kick failed) 0:00
NMB-Williams 2 run (run failed) 6:33
NMB-Eric Baker 14 run (Brandon Moore run) 7:26
RUSHING—NMB: Williams 21-111, Furness 11-68, Moore 7-53, Baker 2-31, Willie Gause 3-6, Eric Bellamy 2-19. GSF: Quinlyn Moore 16-27, Devante Dawkins 2-3, Shaquawan McGill 4-42, Jamel Swinton 1-1, Austin Wisnowski 3-8
PASSING--NMB: Furness 15-23-0-2 204. GSF: Dawkins 2-11-2-0 10
RECEIVING—NMB: Gore 4-62, Cooper 3-40, Baker 3-63, Williams 2-23, Moore 2-16. GSF: Shaquille Jordan 1-11, Moore 1-(-1).
•(At) Timmonsville 50, Waccamaw 0
| The Warriors were shut out as they couldn’t keep up with Timmonsville. Waccamaw had 22 rushes for 93 yards. Jalen Simmons had 10 carries for 44 yards, Rashawn Mitchell had 32 yards on 14 carries and Walter Reed carried the ball three times for seven yards for the Warriors.
Jack Monroe was 2 for 7 with 41 yards in the air for Waccamaw, and Rob Ferraro had two receptions for 41 yards.