Jonas’ pick-six lifts Braves to win over West Florence

socfoot-6With West Florence threatening to score the game-tying touchdown, Socastee instead took one the other way to put the finishing touches on a 34-21 victory on Thursday night at Florence’s Memorial Stadium.

Socastee’s Dalton Jonas picked off a pass at the Braves’ goal line and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown with 5 minutes remaining in the game to preserve Socastee’s second win of the season. The Braves (2-6 overall, 1-2 Region 6-4A) led 28-7 earlier but saw the Knights (1-8, 0-3) rally to almost tie it up.

The Braves jumped out first on a 7-yard TD run by Keyon Clora but the Knights quickly tied it up. Socastee then ran off three unanswered TDs, including an 80-yard run by Malachi McClendon and a 7-yard TD pass to Taylor Karnap from Clora.

The Knights scored two straight TDs before halftime and were driving for a third late when Dalton’s pick-six saved the day. Socastee’s defense held the rest of the way and the Braves escaped with the win. They play in Florence again next Friday vs. South Florence.

– Photo by Prep Stars Media

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