Renfrow runs, throws Braves past Sharks, into playoffs

In a season filled with near-misses, there’s no doubt about this one – Socastee is going to the playoffs.

The Braves (4-6 overall, 2-3 Region VIII-AAA) rolled past rival St. James 56-34 on Friday night to claim the fourth and final playoff spot from the Sharks.

Socastee running back Michquan Brown rushed for 178 yards and two touchdowns and quarterback Hunter Renfrow, who is best known for operating the triple-option offense, went a perfect 5-for-5 passing for two touchdowns to lift the Braves into the postseason. Renfrow also ran for 88 yards on 10 carries to lead the Braves.

A trip to the postseason seemed unlikely after the Braves lost four games by a touchdown or less this season, including a 23-22 loss to Georgetown that could have done serious damage to their playoff hopes and confidence.

But the Braves bounced back with a vengance Friday, rolling up more than 400 yards in total offense against the Sharks (3-7, 1-4 region), who saw their first season under new head coach Mark Fischer come to a close.

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