Air Renfrow throws three TDs as Braves improve to 5-0

No. 5-ranked Socastee was a bit too banged up to simply run over an outmanned Lake View football team Friday night, so the Braves took to the air flew past the visiting Wild Gators.

With leading rushers Kyle Smith out of the game due to injury and tailback Delano Walters playing with pain, quarterback Hunter Renfrow was limited in weapons. He found a new one in seldom-used tight end Max Kjosa, connecting for first-quarter touchdowns of 54 and 49 yards to put the Gators away early.

In a reversal of last week’s impressive night against Conway, when Renfrow ran for three touchdowns and passed for another, this time the senior passed for three TDs and ran for another. Midway through the first season under new coach Doug Illing, the option QB is proving he can beat opponents with his arm as well as his feet.

Walters also scored on a 14-yard touchdown run as the Braves carried a 20-0 lead after the opening quarter. Renfrow then threw his third touchdown pass of the first half on an 8-yard hookup with McKenzie Pinckney, and Angelo Sauter and Walters added TD runs for a 41-0 halftime advantage.

The Braves called off the dogs in the second half, avoiding a second-half shutout in the final 2 minutes of the game when backup quarterback Jordan Hodge scored on a short run. The Socastee defense recorded its first shutout of the season entering a bye-week to get healthy.

Photo by Rancier Photography

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