WHS sports: Crushing defeat sends Warriors back to the drawing board
Delonzo Williams paced an overpowering North Myrtle Beach running game and the Chiefs rolled past Waccamaw High 50-14 in the season opener for both teams on Friday.
Williams rushed for 172 yards and three touchdowns, and added an 83-yard kickoff return for another score to help end North Myrtle's 22-game losing streak.
"We were awful," Waccamaw coach Tyronne Davis said. "Congratulations to coach (Perry) Woolbright and his team. They played well. You knew they were going to break that streak at some point. Unfortunately for us, it happened tonight.
Williams had a pair of scoring jaunts in the first half and the Chiefs carried a 20-7 advantage into the break. They put the contest away in the third quarter erupting for 24 points and building their advantage to 44-14.
North Myrtle finished with more than 350 yards on the ground.
"We have a lot of work ahead of us," Davis said. "We've got to go back to the drawing board and get some things figured out."
Williams kickoff return was one of six scores set up by Waccamaw miscues on special teams.
"There were just way too many mistakes on special teams," Davis said. "And almost all of them wound up hurting us."
Jalen Simmons' 6-yard scoring run got the Warriors on the board at the end of the first half and Jeffron Smalls added a 4-yard TD run in the third quarter. Simmons finished with 51 yards rushing.