Socastee steamrolls over West Brunswick in opener

socfoot-4run (2)For the first time in five years Socastee High kicked off a football season without a starting quarterback with the last name of Renfrow calling the signals. As it turns out, Jordan Hodge can operate the Braves’ high-powered offensive attack just fine.

Hodge’s 3-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter gave Socstee a three-touchdown advantage to put away host West Brunswick in Saturday’s conclusion of Friday’s season opener. His touchdown run allowed the Braves (1-0) to put away the pesky Trojans (0-1) 48-26.

Socastee relied on defense and special teams to help build the lead. Sam McKinney’s interception return for a touchdown and McKenzie Pickney took a kickoff 90 yards to the house as the Braves were left clinging to a 24-20 halftime advantage.

Socastee’s Braxton Elvis booted his second field goal of the game and Angelo Sauter punched in a short TD dive and Hodge found the end zone in the third quarter to put the game away at 41-20. Both teams tacked on late TDs but it was the Braves who left with the win.

The Braves return to action Friday against Southeast Raleigh in the Derrick Law Firm Carolina Clash.

Photo by Tyler Watkins

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