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Chiefs prepare to take the field before the Wilson game.

NMB Chiefs get Redemption with a Win over Wilson

The North Myrtle Beach Chiefs varsity football program advanced to the 2nd round of the South Carolina state playoffs this past Friday night with a 34-22 win over the Wilson Tigers.

The Chiefs (8-3) faced Region 6 foe Wilson inside the Hank Hester Sports Complex on the campus of North Myrtle Beach High School in a game that flipped the script of the October 6 game in Florence, S.C. That game was played after a 29 day layoff, with just 4 days of practice due to Hurricane Florence and snapped the Chiefs regular season win streak at 17. The Chiefs were looking for redemption Friday night and found it on a muddy field in front of a large home crowd.

North Myrtle Beach took their 2-play opening drive 67 yards for the first touchdown of the game. On the second play from scrimmage, senior quarterback Cason McClendon passed to Derrien Holmes for a 55 yard touchdown. Kicker Zane Smith added the extra point to make it 7-0 with less than a minute ticked off the clock and the home crowd cheered in appreciation.

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