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Pooh comes to the rescue as Tigers knock off Gators

Conway fans weren’t yelling “Boo!” in The Backyard late Friday night. They were shouting “Pooh!” – as in junior wide receiver Pooh Brantley, whose highlight-reel touchdown catch proved to be the game-winner in the Tigers’ 36-33 victory over Goose Creek in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs. With Conway trailing in the game for the first time at 33-28... 

5A Roundup: Tigers tackle Braves; Panthers falter late

Conway quarterback Peyton Derrick threw six touchdown passes and Deandre Huggins scored three to lead the Tigers to a 54-21 blowout over visiting rival Socastee and allow them to clinch a playoff berth Friday night at The Backyard. The Tigers (5-4 overall, 3-1 Region) took control from the very start, scoring in the opening minute on Huggins’ 5-yard run. After Socastee tied it up on Hunter... 

Week 11 Previews & Picks: Tigers work OT for payday

Welcome to Week Whatchamacallit. The games that were supposed to take place Week 8 (which is actually Week 7 because the SCHSL starts with Week 0) are actually being played in Week 11 (or is it 10?) since Hurricane Matthew tacked on two weeks to the schedule. Speaking of playing longer than planned, Conway has been putting in plenty of extra time on the gridiron lately. The Tigers have played a... 

5A Roundup: Derrick helps Tigers top Panthers in 3OT

The Conway High football team played a triple-overtime thriller for the second week in a row, but this time the extra work was well worth it. Conway placekicker Will Smith booted an 18-yard field to give the Tigers (4-4 overall, 2-1 Region 6-5A) a 51-48 victory over host Carolina Forest (7-2, 2-1), surviving a rivalry game that saw eight lead changes and four ties. After falling in triple OT to... 

Derrick, Sessions named to North-South All-Star Game

Under normal circumstances, being chosen to play in an all-star game is an honor few would turn down. But with all due respect to the North-South All-Star Football Game, this is one showcase a pair of local standouts wouldn’t mind missing for the chance to play for a Lower State Championship. Conway quarterback Peyton Derrick and Myrtle Beach athlete Keyonte Sessions were selected to play... 

Region 6-5A: Tigers lose in triple OT; Braves falter late

Grand Strand football fans were hungry for some football following a two-week layoff, but it was worth the wait for those who stayed for the end of Friday night’s triple-overtime thriller between Sumter and Conway. Unfortunately for the home fans at the Backyard, the Tigers (3-4 overall, 1-1 region) came out on the short end of the wild, back-and-forth contest by a 38-31 score in a tough... 

Football: Tigers rip Knights; Bulldogs rally past Sharks

The Conway High football team got its offense back in gear after being stuck in the mud in back-to-back defeats, snapping the skid with an impressive 48-14 victory over host West Florence. In the Region 6-5A opener for both teams, the Tigers (3-3 overall, 1-0 region) got three touchdown passes in the first half, three rushing touchdowns by Deandre Huggins in the second half, and a pair of field... 

Tigers bounce back to post complete win over Wilson

This time a two-touchdown halftime lead was more than enough for the Conway High football team. The Tigers (2-1) bounced back from last week’s disappointing first loss of the season, earning a measure of revenge by blasting Wilson 35-7 Thursday night in The Backyard. Conway’s Deandre Huggins rushed for three touchdowns and the Tigers’ defense held the Tigers scoreless until late... 

5A Roundup: Tigers bomb Bulldogs; Braves on hold

Conway High football fans were curious how the Tigers were going to replace all-state wide receiver Bryan Edwards, now a freshman at South Carolina. The answer – by committee. Conway quarterback Peyton Derrick threw five touchdown passes to four different receivers – to lead the Tigers to a 42-19 victory over visiting Georgetown in the 2016 season opener. Derrick, a senior commit to... 

Pigskin Peek: Tigers count on experience for success

Expect big things to come from Conway High football in 2016. Those are the sentiments of Tigers coach Chuck Jordan, who is counting on leadership from his upperclassmen and a vastly improved defensive unit. The Conway defense brings back a great deal of experience, with senior linebacker Brad Booth, senior defensive end Tre’ Carroll, and junior defensive back DeAunte Sherman returning to anchor... 
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