High School Football

Myrtle Beach Seahawks plan to continue to use aerial arsenal to its fullest

Mickey Wilson isn't about to overahul his high-powered offense. Not after two straight appearances in the Class AAA title game and one state championship.

"We're not going to change," the Myrtle Beach coach said. "We'll add some new wrinkles here and there along the way. You always have to so you don't get stale and give other teams a chance to prepare for that kind of stuff. We'll do that. But we're going to do what we do. We're going to throw it as many times as we can."

That means the opponents on the Seahawks' schedule better be ready for the same dose of pass-happy offense that has made Myrtle Beach stand out as one of the best in the state for the past handful of seasons.

And while it starts with quarterback Everett Golson, it's the number of weapons playing for Wilson that take the offense to new heights.

Receivers Donte Sumpter, Dallas Goodman and Jaquan Wilson - to name a few - running back Daiquone Ford and a slew of others should continue to give opposing defenses fits again in 2010.

"Those guys," Mickey Wilson said, "are pretty far ahead in the game, as far as knowing what to do.

"Having Everett back, and having those receivers back, it just kind of really put us ahead. There wasn't much of a learning curve there."

In addition to playing in the same system for years and tearing through 7-on-7 passing leagues this summer, the Seahawks are also bolstered by a group of 22 very experienced seniors that wants nothing more than to go out on top.

And while coach Wilson discredits the passing leagues as being the ultimate telltale sign of how Myrtle Beach will play this fall, he said winning two of the three tournaments the team played in is a "shot in the arm."

If nothing else, it should help some of those 22 seniors who have not been in leadership positions for long.

Should that come together, the Seahawks have a legitimate chance at a third straight trip to the title game.

"That has to be our goal, to win a state title. Everybody has that goal. But at the same time, you have to get better every day," Mickey Wilson said. "That's our goal right now."

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