Rebels hang on against North Myrtle Beach

Strom Thurmond 27, North Myrtle Beach 17

STROM THURMOND 27, NORTH MYRTLE BEACH 17

PLAY OF THE GAME: Clinging to a 3-point lead late in the fourth quarter, Strom Thurmond extended its advantage to 27-17 when sophomore Deandre Ryan scored on an eight yard end-around with 4:13 remaining in regulation. With the win, Strom Thurmond advances to the quarterfinals for the eighth time in 10 seasons under head coach Lee Sawyer.

STAR OF THE GAME: Jauveer Hammond. The Rebels senior quarterback combined for 260 total yards (139 rushing, 121 passing) and two scores.

WHY STROM THURMOND WON: With the game’s outcome in doubt, Rebels defensive lineman Lyndon Lowery and linebacker Kenyatta Dunbar sealed the victory by forcing a pair of crucial fourth-quarter turnovers.

WHY NORTH MYRTLE BEACH LOST: The Chiefs fumbled on its own 8-yard line with 4:24 remaining in the fourth quarter. On the ensuing play, Strom Thurmond scored to increase its lead to two possessions.

QUOTABLE: “In terms of enrollment, we’re the smallest school in 3-A, so it says a lot about our coaching staff and players to be able to make it this far,” Sawyer said.

NEXT: Strom Thurmond (11-1) plays host to Myrtle Beach in the 3-A quarterfinals, Friday.

STROM THURMOND 27, NORTH MYRTLE BEACH 17

N. Myrtle Beach 0 7 10 0 – 17

Strom Thurmond 7 6 7 7 – 27

First Quarter

ST–Jequez Harris 20 pass from Jauveer Hammond (Cole Fell kick), 0:21.

Second Quarter

ST–Fell 28 kick, 6:26.

NMB–Tyrique Robinson 4 pass from Kendrick Furness (Christian Buis kick), 2:15.

ST–Fell 33 kick, 0:42.

Third Quarter

ST–Hammond 5 run (Fell kick), 8:48.

NMB–Robinson 40 pass from Furness (Buis kick), 8:16.

NMB–Buis 35 kick, 0:57.

Fourth Quarter

ST–Deandre Ryan 8 run (Fell kick), 4:13.

 NMBST
First Downs1122
Rushes-Yards23-14549-263
Passing Yards132121
Comp.-Att.-Int.10-16-111-17-1
Fumbles-Lost1-10-0
Punts-Yards4-1263-99
Penalties-Yards8-557-60

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING–North Myrtle Beach: Delonzo Williams 11-58, Kendrick Furness 10-77. Strom Thurmond: Jauveer Hammond 22-139, Chad Gilchrist 18-112.

PASSING–North Myrtle Beach: Kendrick Furness 10-16, 132 yards. Strom Thurmond: Jauveer Hammond 11-17, 121 yards.

RECEIVING–North Myrtle Beach: Cameron Gore 2-27, Kyle Cooper 1-7, Tyrique Robinson 5-89. Strom Thurmond: Kendall Hill 4-42, Chad Gilchrist 2-13, Jequez Harris 1-20, Tyree Stidem 3-39.

 

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