The Byrnes Rebels have put up a multitude of points this season behind record-setting quarterback Shuler Bentley. The Senior has passed for 58 touchdown this season entering their first round playoff game in South Carolina’s 4A-Division 1 playoffs.
Bentley would add five more to his total as Byrnes defeated Wando advancing to the second round. Running back Najee Bowens caught three touchdown passes of 47, 82 and 33 yards while receivers Shaedon Meadors and Tavin Richcardson each caught a touchdown.
Byrnes’ defense scored on a 22-yard interception return by Jared Davis.
Byrnes trailed 6-0 early before running off 28 unanswered points for a 28-6 advantage at the end of the first quarter. The Rebels will host Lexington next Friday in the second round.
Boiling Springs ended Gaffney’s 41 game home playoff winning streak with a 48-41 win. Gaffney’s Hyleck Foster rushed for over 200 yards and scored four touchdowns but it was not enough for the Indians. Boiling Springs advances to play Summerville in the second round.