Braves roll to region title; MB second with shutout

Socastee locked up its first football region championship in school history on Friday night with a 42-7 blowout victory over visiting Wilson.

Braves quarterback Hunter Renfrow ran for four touchdowns and threw for another as Socastee (9-0 overall, 4-0 Region 7-3A) claimed the region title held by rival Myrtle Beach for the past six seasons. The Braves face St. James next week but own the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Seahawks.

Renfrow hit Kyle Smith from 1-yard out for a rare TD toss for the option QB. He did the rest with his feet, scoring on a 34-yard TD run for a 14-0 lead. Wilson cut the deficit in half on a TD pass from T.J. Frederick to Marquise Gregg for a 14-7 halftime score.

But the second half was all Socastee as Renfrow busted loose for a 69-yard TD run to open the third period. He added a 38-yarder and a 12-yarder to put the game away, finishing the night with 213 yards rushing on 15 attempts. Angelo Salto added a 1-yard TD run in mop-up duty.

* Myrtle Beach 18, Georgetown 0: With the Seahawks’ passing attack all but grounded by the Bulldogs, Myrtle Beach turned to its defense for a shutout victory over the Buddlogs that locked up second place in Region 7-3A.

The Seahawks (8-1, 3-1) scored a pair of safeties – one on a blocked punt and another on defense – and the Seahawks resorted to the run game to score their only touchdowns of the night.

Wide receiver-turned-wildcat quarterback CJ Cooper scored on TD runs from the direct snap as the Seahawks had difficulty moving the ball through the air.

The Bulldogs (5-4, 2-2), playing without their leading rusher and receiver, were held to only 33 yards in the first half and failed to reach triple-digits in total yardage on the night.

Photo by Rancier Photography

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