Carolina Forest runs over Socastee in region opener

cffoot-21The Carolina Forest High football team has finally found a way to replace injured star running back Dyverse Simmons – by committee. The Panthers had four different running back score rushing touchdowns Friday night to defeat host Socastee 35-14 in the Region 6-5A opener for both teams.

After struggling offensively since losing Simmons in Week 2, Carolina Forest (5-1 overall, 1-0 region) wasted little time getting their ground game rolling against the Braves (2-4, 0-1). The Panthers scored on their opening three possessions, all via rushing touchdowns – to claim a 21-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. Jaylen Johnson’s 4-yard TD run, Anthony McAfee’s 17-yard sprint, and Jordan Ferrell’s 6-year score in the final seconds of the first quarter put the Panthers up 21-0.

Socastee finally got on the board on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Hunter Illing to Devin Stamps to cut the halftime deficit to 21-7, but the Panthers picked up where they left off in the third quarter with a long drive capped by Richmond Collier’s TD run. Carolina Forest also got a defensive TD on a 10-yard pick-six by Bryce Crawford. The Braves got a 2-yard TD run by Dashaun Myers late in the game on cap the scoring.

Carolina Forest plays host to South Florence next week while Socastee travels to Conway.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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