Goose Creek sends Conway home with first-round KO

Conway’s football season came to a close with a 48-7 defeat at No. 1-ranked and seeded Goose Creek, but the Tigers’ hopes may have actually ended two weeks ago.

That’s when star senior quarterback Mykal Moody went down with a thigh bruise that unknowingly ended his season. The Tigers (5-7) lost their regular season finale to Carolina Forest before running into a first-round buzzsaw against the Gators (12-0), who are ranked No. 11 in the nation by USA Today.

With Moody unable to go Friday, third-string QB Sawyer Jordan was called upon to take on the Gators. Goose Creek built a 24-0 lead in the second period on a 54-yard touchdown run by Caleb Kinlaw before Conway got on the board with a 31-yard touchdown pass from Jordan to Kahmil Cooper.

But the Gators got a last-minute field goal by Ishibashi, his second of the game, for a 27-7 halftime lead. Goose Creek star Tramel Terry added a pair of touchdown runs in the second half as the Gators pulled away.

The loss brings an anti-climatic finish to Moody’s stellar career. He is the only QB in state history to rush for more than 4,000 yards and pass for more than 3,000, but his high school career is suddenly over without a single playoff win to his credit.

Photo by Rancier Photography

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