CONWAY, S.C. -- If you turn right out of Conway High and continue on Church Street, past enough fast-food options to feed all of Horry County, a flash of South Carolina lightning beyond the local bank is Highway 544.
From there, not 15 miles down the road and toward the seaside resort town of Myrtle Beach, stands Socastee High. Such is the distance that separated Hunter Renfrow and Bryan Edwards when both were making names for themselves across prep football fields in and around these parts.
But when the Las Vegas Raiders open their season Sunday against the Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., not 170 miles from here, the two players will line up just several yards apart.
And if you think a few kids from this state’s easternmost county both starting as wide receivers for the same NFL team is a whopper of a story, just you wait.