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Myrtle Beach tops Irmo in back-and-forth contest

The Seahawks seemed to be fading late.

Then they shifted it into high gear late.

Down by double digits late in the third quarter, Myrtle Beach rallied for 21 unanswered points en route to a 33-27 victory over Irmo on Saturday in Game 2 of the inaugural Derrick Law Firm Kickoff Classic at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.

The go-ahead score came on a blocked punt with 3:21 remaining.

Before that, the Seahawks put on quite a rally.

Down 27-12, Myrtle Beach’s Tyler Keane connected with Renard Pointer for a 38-yard touchdown pass with 41 seconds left in the third quarter to cut the lead to 8. He later found Trell Harrell for a 12-yard scoring pass with 6:36 left to get the Seahawks to within 27-25 before a two-point conversion failed, leaving them still facing a deficit.

Then, with 3:21 left, C.J. Cooper blocked an Irmo punt that the Seahawks would convert into a score to take the lead, which was pushed to 33-27 on a successful two-point conversion.

Then, Pointer sealed the deal. He intercepted an Irmo pass at the opposing 46-yard line with about three minutes left, setting the table for the Seahawks to run out the clock and begin the season 1-0.

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