Craig and Clay Pender may have connected on hundreds of touchdown passes in the past, but that would have been when they were playing in the yard as kids. The two were on the same Barnwell High School team years ago, but that was Clay’s freshman year, when he was a kicking specialist. Now, Craig and Clay Pender will both be donning the garnet and gold for the Flying Fleet of Erskine College.

Craig was a highly touted quarterback for the Warhorses and threw for 4,855 yards and 58 touchdowns on the way to winning Region Championships and Lower-State Titles. Younger brother Clay was a preseason watch list candidate for Mr. Football for the State of South Carolina and came into his own as a highly recognized wide receiver, making several big plays and scoring quite a few touchdowns of his own. Clay probably earned as many or more awards than his big brother, along the way. Now, Clay will be on the receiving end of many of those Craig passes, as they hope to bring the Flying Fleet offense to the top of the South Atlantic Conference.