High School Football

Late TD pass lifts Myrtle Beach past South Florence

Mitch Campbell is making the most out of his chance at being a starting quarterback.

For the second straight week, the Myrtle Beach senior rallied his team to a late comeback. Campbell hit Donte Sumpter on a 50-yard pass with 1:47 left to help the Seahawks to a 28-27 win over South Florence on Friday at Memorial Stadium.

"It's an ugly win but we will take any win," Campbell said.

Campbell, who was filling in for the injured Everett Golson, finished with 341 passing but was picked off three times. But Campbell said he didn't lose his confidence and got a pep talk from Golson before leading the Seahawks to the game-winning score.

"He told me to get my reads down and he had faith in me," Campbell said. "I just stayed composed and was able to do it."

The loss snapped South Florence's three-game winning streak and negated a furious second-half comeback. Trailing 21-6, the Bruins scored three times in five minutes and took a 27-21 on Brandon Lewis' 5-yard run halfway through the third quarter.

"We made some adjustments and we put some stuff together in the second and tried to hold on," South coach Lynn Fleming said.

South Florence looked to put the game away in the fourth quarter but Lewis fumbled on the Seahawks' 18-yard line with three minutes to go in the game.

Six plays later, Campbell hit Sumpter, who finished with 10 catches for 204 yards, for the game-winning score.

"They got the momentum in the second half and had [it] for a long time, but I told our kids to keep fighting through the adversity and they did that," Myrtle Beach coach Mickey Wilson said.

The Bruins (3-2) had one chance to win but Kaleb Griffin was picked off for the fourth time.

Griffin finished with 254 yards passing and two touchdowns, both to Mike Muhammad.

Muhammad finished with three catches for 117 yards and also had an interception.

Myrtle Beach (3-1) scored on its first two possessions with Daiquone Ford scoring from 1 yard out after an 8-play, 80-yard drive to make it 7-0.

Campbell hit Dallas Goodman on an 18-yard pass to make it 14-0 halfway through the first quarter. The Bruins made it 14-6 with nine minutes left in the second quarter on Griffin's 20-yard pass to Muhammad.

Myrtle Beach answered on its next possession on Campbell's 11-yard run to put the Seahawks up 21-6 with five minutes left in the second.

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