Moody gives Panthers the blues; Tigers make playoffs

Last year Conway quarterback Mykal Moody sat on the sidelines and watched helplessly as region rival Carolina Forest knocked off his Tigers.

This time Moody made sure he evened the score, rushing for three touchdowns in the first half and four for the game¬† en route to Conway’s 32-0 victory over the visiting Panthers to clinch a Class AAAA playoff berth for the Tigers.

Moody was in the eighth week of recovery from a leg injury and not yet cleared to play in last year’s loss. His frustrations boiling for a full year, Moody turned the tables for the Tigers in the neighborhood rivalry with a playoff bid on the line.

With the wet and windy weather favoring Conway’s rushing attack, Moody led his team on a scoring drive in the first quarter, capping it with a 1-yard plunge into the end zone.

Moody added two more TD runs in the second period for a 20-0 halftime lead, then tallied a 12-yarder  in the third period to put the game out of reach.

The Conway defense did its job against Carolina Forest’s high-powered attack, shutting out quarterback Danny Daly and his corps of receivers and stopping leading running back Harold Atkinson.

The Tigers (8-3) will travel to Stratford to open the Class AAAA playoffs next Friday. Carolina Forest (7-4) was eliminated with the loss.

Photo by Rancier Photography

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