Goose Creek’s DQ may put Conway back in playoffs

The Conway football season and star quarterback Mykal Moody’s high school career may not be over after all.

Despite last week’s 48-7 loss to top-seeded Goose Creek in last week’s Class 4A, Division II playoff opener, the Tigers (5-7) could return to the postseason after the Gators were disqualified Tuesday for using an ineligible player.

The SCHSL is scheduled for an appeals hearing from Goose Creek on Wednesday. Unless the SCHSL overturns its ruling, the likely result will be Conway’s reinstatement to the playoffs. The Tigers would travel to Bluffton for a second-round game on Friday if they are put back in the playoffs.

That should be welcome news to the Tigers, who lost Moody to a deep thigh bruise three weeks ago and saw their playoff hopes go from a potential region championship and first-round home game to the final No. 16 seed and a tough road ahead.

Moody, who was replaced by third-string quarterback Sawyer Jordan last week, could possibly return to the lineup given another week to recover. Moody, who has rushed and passed for more than 7,000 yards in his career, has not led the Tigers to a playoff victory in his four years, although injuries have plagued him.

Conway coaches were re-issuing equipment Tuesday afternoon to players who had turned in their gear on Monday. An impromptu practice was held Tuesday in case the Tigers receive a second life in the postseason.

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