Socastee stomps rally bid by Scorpions for first win

The Socastee High football team refused to let a two-touchdown lead disappear this time, holding off a second-half charge by visiting North Brunswick for a 39-21 victory on Friday at The Reservation.

The Braves (1-1), who saw West Brunswick rally from behind to steal their season opener, didn’t make the same mistake twice. Socastee built a 20-7 halftime advantage, but the Scorpions (0-2) twice cut the deficit to single-digits before the Braves pulled away late.

Socastee’s Kenney Solomon opened the scoring with a touchdown run, and teammate Khaleb Scroggins scored on a fumble return for a quick 14-0 lead in the first quarter. The Braves held a 20-7 halftime edge before North Brunswick made its run with a pair of third-quarter TDs.

But the Braves answered every threat as Scroggins scored on the offensive side of the ball with a TD catch from Seth McKinney. Socastee added another defensive touchdown and never looked back to improve to 1-1 heading into their bye week.

Photo by Eric Walters

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