Penalties and turnovers will really sink the team causing them but the team on the opposing end can really benefit.
Socastee was on the benefitting end as it opened the 2012 season with a 49-40 win over Carolina Forest on Friday night.
The Braves took advantage of two fumbles and an interception against the Panthers offense by scoring 21 points off those turnovers.
Socastee’s Hunter Renfrow picked off a Will Brunson pass in the Braves’ end of the field in the second quarter and returned it to the Carolina Forest 39. At the end of the play, a 15-yard penalty brought it to the 24. Three plays later on a hook-and-ladder, Delano Walters took the pitch from Eric Mortel and scampered 15 yards to the end zone.
In the third quarter, the Braves recovered the fumbles and scored quickly. With two minutes into the second half, Socastee got the recovery on its own 36. On the first play on the drive Renfrow sped down the field 63 yards for a touchdown. Two minutes after Renfrow’s score and another recovery, T.J. Lazaroff took a handoff over the left side and went untouched 61 yards.
Daquon Brown scored one more time for the Braves in the third quarter with a 14-yard run. The drive took a mere 1:37.
Carolina Forest tried making a run at as it got within 10 with 7 minutes to go in the game. Down 42-20, the Panthers scored on a 12-yard pass from Brunson to Zavier Jones two minutes into the fourth. They then attempted an onside kick. A Socastee receiver called for the fair catch but couldn’t haul it in and the kicker recovered it.
Harold Atkinson had a 3-yard run for the score to cut the deficit to 10. Atkinson finished the night with four touchdowns for the Panthers.
S-Delano Walters 37 run (Matt Trimby kick), 10:53
CF-Harold Atkinson 29 pass from Will Brunson (kick blocked), 9:07
CF-Atkinson 2 run (kick fail), 9:46
S-Austin Stanley 1 run (Trimby kick), 5:33
S-Walters 15 run (Trimby kick), 56.5
S-Hunter Renfrow 63 run (Trimby kick), 10:22
S-T.J. Lazaroff 61 run (Trimby kick), 8:04
CF-Atkinson 1 run (Ryan Yurachek pass from Brunson), 2:45
S-Daquon Brown 14 run (Trimby kick), 1:08
CF-Jones 1 pass from Brunson (Yurachek pass from Brunson), 5.3
CF-Zavier Jones 12 pass from Brunson (run failed), 10:03
CF-Atkinson 3 run (pass failed), 7:51
S-Renfrow 7 run (Trimby kick), 4:47
RUSHING—Socastee: Renfrow 12-128; Brown 16-126; Walters 4-71; Stanley 7-44; Lazaroff 4-89; Trimby 1-(-1); Stephen Johnston 1-12. Carolina Forest: Atkinson 28-184; Brunson 6-(-27); Kyle Belack 3-7; Napier Armstrong 1-1.
PASSING—Socastee: Renfrow 1-2-0-0 5. Carolina Forest: Will Brunson 26-44-3-1 283.
RECEIVING—Socastee: Erick Mortel 1-5. Carolina Forest: Belack 5-76; Atkinson 3-55; Jones 11-95; Yurachek 4-47; Jamar White 3-30.