Chiefs will host Sharks
Friday night at home
By Tyler Watkins
In a season of heartbreaks, the North Myrtle Beach Chiefs (2-6, 1-2) notched another one this past Friday night in a double overtime loss to Wilson (4-4, 2-1) at Memorial Stadium in Florence. On homecoming night for the Tigers, the Chiefs fell 37-34 off a game ending field goal.
The Chiefs offense came out strong, easily moving the ball down the field, but it was a couple of pick six’s by the defense that put the Chiefs ahead early, 14-0. Colby Gore and Keyshawn Moore took an interception each into the end zone in the first quarter before a Chief fumble led to a Tiger touchdown to end the first with the Chiefs up 14-7.
The Chiefs scored on a 50 yard pass from sophomore quarterback Ronnie Bass to Colby Gore to set the lead at 21-7 and it appeared the Chiefs were well in command of the game with less than two minutes left in the half. And then the momentum shifted.
Wilson’s Jerron Lesane took an 80 yard interception the other way and Wilson closed to within a touchdown at 21-14 with 1:52 left in the half. A quick three and out for the Chiefs allowed the Tigers to get the ball back on the Chiefs 45 yard line with 55 seconds left in the half. Four plays later the Tigers tied it up with a quarterback keeper from the five yard line.
Third quarter action saw the Tigers put up a field goal and touchdown to add their 24th unanswered point for a 31-21 lead.
The Chiefs would rally in the fourth quarter. Bringing in senior quarterback Kendrick Furness, the Chiefs marched down the field to the one yard line before pushing Furness across the goal line to bring the Chiefs within a field goal at 31-28.
With 10 seconds left, kicker Christian Buis would be called on for the second week in a row to tie the game and send it into overtime. With the ball on the 11 yard line, Buis would put a 29 yard field goal through the uprights to extend the game.
The two teams would trade field goals in the first overtime, while an interception in the second would give the Tigers a chance to line it up for the win. Wilson’s Luke Carter put the 22 yard attempt through the posts to end the game and leave the Chiefs realizing that another opportunity had slipped by.
Coach Harding spoke after the game, “Three turnovers in the first half killed us. That’s 21 points. That last turnover, where we had Cooper open in the end zone, that was the ballgame for us.”
The Chiefs will host the St. James Sharks this Friday night for the final home game of the season. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
If you can’t make it to the game, you can catch all of the action live on the Charlie Stuart State Farm, North Myrtle Beach Chiefs Radio Network. Tyler Watkins and Wayne White will provide the play-by-play on WRNN 99.5 FM and online with streaming audio/video provided by Sandhills Bank at NMBChiefs.com. The broadcast begins at 7 p.m.
Golf tournament to benefit The
Humane Society of NMB
The Annual Shiver for the Shelter Golf Tournament presented by Slimbo Productions will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6, at Farmstead Golf Links in Calabash, N.C.
This unique tournament benefits the animals housed at The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach. The spirit of this event is intended to supplement the food supply at the shelter. The fellowship and camaraderie strongly outweigh the competitive nature of the tournament. This captain’s choice event is open to competitors who have a love for animals and a passion for golf. Due to the special needs of the shelter this year, the entry fee is 100 pounds of cat litter, puppy food or kitten food per player plus a $25 per player registration fee, which includes green and cart fee, range balls, lunch from Bistro 90 and refreshments on the course.
Tickets for a prize drawing will also be available. Deadline for entry is Dec. 3.
The 2013 event generated seven and a half tons of food and litter for the animals and during its history has brought in over 85 tons.
For information about sponsorship opportunities or to enter, contact Jeffrey Wisniewski at 843-450-2541 or firstname.lastname@example.org-Fax