It may have been a tad too close for comfort, but former Socastee standout Hunter Renfrow will take it nevertheless.
Making a return to action following a hand injury, Renfrow caught six passes for 53 yards for Clemson. Nevertheless, it took extra time — and a bit of luck — for the Tigers to pull out a 24-17 overtime victory over N.C. State.
The weekend was also a solid one for local products in the trenches, particularly the offensive line.
Making the most of hosting its first matchup of top 10 teams at the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) level, The Citadel offensive line did its part to steal the spotlight. Among those on the unit was Waccamaw alum Tyler Davis, the right guard helping pave the way for the Bulldogs’ running game to churn out 342 yards en route to a 22-14 win over No. 5 Chattanooga.
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Not to be outdone, former Conway standout Sam Hall and his mates on the Newberry offensive line helped the Wolves rack up 424 yards of total offense in a 34-19 win over Carson-Newman. Myrtle Beach alum T.J. Jones was also instrumental in his team’s success on Saturday, the redshirt senior offensive lineman doing his part to help Florida A&M earn 368 yards of total offense in a dominant 41-27 win over Delaware State.
Here is how other local products fared this past Saturday on the college gridiron:
Kyle Belack, Ohio (RS Fr., WR): The former Myrtle Beach standout had three catches for 31 yards in the Bobcats’ 27-20 loss to Eastern Michigan.
Anthony Blair, North Greenville (Jr., DL): The Georgetown alum assisted on a pair of tackles in the Crusaders’ 31-7 win over Tusculum.
Cordell Brown, S.C. State (Jr., DE): Doing his part to help the Bulldogs in a defensive struggle, the former Myrtle Beach standout had one tackle in his team’s 14-9 win over Howard.
Tyler Davis, The Citadel (So., OL): Starting at right guard, the Waccamaw alum was part of an offensive line that paved the way for the Bulldogs to rack up 342 yards on the ground in their 22-14 win over No. 5 Chattanooga.
Desmond Dozier, Johnson C. Smith (Fr., WR): The former Loris standout had one catch for eight yards along with four kick returns for 98 yards in the Golden Bulls’ 37-21 loss to Fayetteville State.
Sam Hall, Newberry (Jr., OL): Doing his part in the trenches, the former Conway standout helped the Wolves rack up 424 yards of total offense in a 34-19 win over Carson-Newman.
Jordan Hemingway, Catawba (So., DL): The former Loris standout wreaked havoc in the Mars Hill backfield on Saturday, making three tackles — each for a loss — in the Indians’ 33-22 win.
T.J. Jones, Florida A&M (RS Sr., OL): The former Myrtle Beach standout helped the Rattlers rack up 368 yards of total offense, helping them to a 41-27 win over Delaware State.
Tyler Keane, Coastal Carolina (Jr., QB): The Myrtle Beach alum completed 15 of 18 passes, throwing for 100 yards and a touchdown, in addition to six runs for 21 yards in the Chanticleers’ 17-7 win over Gardner-Webb.
Maxwell Kjosa, Coastal Carolina (RS Fr., TE): The former Socastee standout saw time for the Chanticleers in their 17-7 win over Gardner-Webb.
Mykal Moody, S.C. State (Jr., WR): The Conway alum had one catch for eight yards in the Bulldogs’ 14-9 win over Howard on Saturday.
Hunter Renfrow, Clemson (So., WR): The Socastee alum returned to the Tigers’ lineup on Saturday, catching six passes for 53 yards in their 24-17 overtime victory over N.C. State.
Octavius Thomas, Shepherd (Sr., LB): On a day in which the Rams set a number of new records for the program, the former Myrtle Beach standout didn’t do too bad himself, racking up six tackles and a sack in his team’s 70-24 win over West Virginia State.
Delano Walters, Coastal Carolina (So., WR): The Socastee alum saw time for the Chanticleers in their 17-7 win over Gardner-Webb.
Cole Watson, Newberry (Sr., WR): Continuing a recent stretch of solid play, the former Conway receiver had three catches for 48 yards and a touchdown in the Wolves’ 34-19 win over Carson-Newman.
Boo Williams, Newberry (RS Fr., LB): The Loris alum saw time for the Wolves in their 34-19 win over Carson-Newman.
De’Andre Wilson, Marshall (RS Jr., DB): The former Myrtle Beach standout saw time for the Thundering Herd in their 27-21 win over Florida Atlantic.
Ryan Yurachek, Marshall (Jr., TE): Catching four passes for 49 yards, the former Carolina Forest standout helped lead the Thundering Herd to a 27-21 win over Florida Atlantic.