Socastee storms to victory over host Carolina Forest

Thunderstorms forced a 45-minute delay in Friday night’s season opener between Carolina Forest and Socastee … and then the real fireworks began.

Socastee rolled to a 49-40 victory over the host Panthers, avenging last year’s 34-7 loss to neighboring rival Carolina Forest. The Braves (1-0) used their triple-option offensive attack to pile up more than 500 total yards.

Socastee quarterback Hunter Renfrow, replacing older brother Jordan Renfrow behind center, had an impressive debut to the 2012 season by rushing for two touchdowns and throwing for another. He distributed the ball well among his many weapons to get the season off on a winning note.

The Panthers didn’t fare quite as well, although star running back Harold Atkinson rolled up more than 100 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. Daquon Brown rushed for 138 yards to lead Socastee’s ground-pounding attack.

First-year Panthers’ QB Will Brunson had a solid debut but it wasn’t enough to keep pace with the Braves. His touchdown pass to Zavier Jones and 2-point conversion toss to tight end Hunter Yurachek in the final seconds closed the gap on the final score.

Socastee running backs Austin Stanley, Delano Walters and Daquon Brown also scored TDs for the Braves, and Walters also scored on a well-executed hook and lateral that put Socastee on top 21-12 at halftime. Renfrow broke loose for a 62-yard TD run early in the third quarter to take control.

Socastee travels to West Brunswick (N.C.)  next week while Carolina Forest faces Fort Dorchester.

Photo by Rancier Photography

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