At Myrtle Beach High, quarterbacks and wide receivers come and go, but the Seahawks are always ready to reload. Despite losing nearly every skill position, the Seahawks are primed to crank up their sophisticated spread offense once again in 2013. Rising sophomore Drayton Arnold is poised to take over at quarterback in 2013. With Tyler Keane and CJ Cooper gone to graduation, Arnold has looked sharp in 7 on 7 passing league drills.
As a true freshman, Arnold was 7 of 11 for 78 yards and 1 TD pass in limited action. He spent the year watching Keane operate the Myrtle Beach offense and takes every rep in passing league as a simulation for real game experience. With Arnold ready to take over the varsity starting quarterback spot, a future star is emerging on the JV level. Da'ron Finkley is a rising seventh grader who showed a great release and footwork working with the Seahawks JV unit in 7 on 7 play.
Seahawks head coach Mickey Wilson says there is a lot of work to be done before the preseason, but is happy with the progress at the quarterback position. Myrtle Beach was 10-2 in 2012, losing in the 2nd round of the 3A playoffs to Hanahan.