Carolina Forest prevails in MB passing tourney

MB's Tyler Keane

Carolina Forest scored a 33-12 win over defending 3A state champion Myrtle Beach to win the Seahawks passing league tourney. Nine teams competed at Doug Shaw Stadium as a makeup to the rained out 4th of July shootout. Jarvez Holmes had two TD catches and two interceptions in the finale to help give the Panthers some local bragging rights. Myrtle Beach topped Loris in OT in the semifinals using the quarterback tandem of CJ Cooper and Tyler Keane. The CF combination of Danny Daly and Harold Atkinson scored to give the Panthers an overtime win over Conway. The Tigers won the third place game over the Lions.

MB Passing League Tourney Results

1. Carolina Forest

2. Myrtle Beach

3. Conway

4. Loris

Local teams competing


Carolina Forest




Myrtle Beach


Newschannel 15's Mark Haggard spent the evening at Myrtle Beach and points out some players who caught his eye during the five hour event:

I was a bit stunned by how well Loris played both offensively and defensively. The Lions took defending 3A State Champion Myrtle Beach to overtime in the semi-finals. Kentrez Hilton made some nice decisions at quarterback and the Loris defense was quick to the ball.

Myrtle Beach is settling in nicely with C.J. Cooper and Tyler Keane battling for the QB spot. But it was the Seahawks defense that impressed me the most. O.T. Thomas and Sean Michael Orcutt made several picks from their linebacker positions. Those two will be difference-makers in the upcoming season.

Georgetown wide receiver A.J. Walker really turned some heads with several TD catches during the Shootout. He's the son of Bulldogs basketball coach Alvin "Stitch" Walker.

Conway QB Mychal Moody made some tight passes and was generally solid throughout the night. Top Tigers receiver Malcolm Green made a nice showing but it was Cole Watson making the most catches for the Tigers. Watson, son of Coastal Carolina assistant Drew Watson, is one of the best possession receivers I've seen in the past five years. He'll be a "go-to" receiver for Conway head coach Chuck Jordan in the season ahead.

Carolina Forest won the shootout for the first time ever. Jarvez Holmes was clearly the best player on the field. He played both ways and led all receivers in TD's. On defense he was almost unbeatable. I personally watched him intercept five passes in the exhibition. Harold Atkinson has great hands in addition to being a 1-thousand yard runner for the Panthers. Holmes and Atkinson are definitely two guys to watch in the hunt for the 2011 Zoneman Trophy.