Moody leads Tigers to close victory over Braves

Conway quarterback Mykal Moody rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another to lead the Tigers to a 23-17 victory over Socastee on Friday night at The Backyard.

Moody broke a 51-yard touchdown run to score the game-winner. He completed 6 of 15 passes for 123 yards and rushed 14 times for 89 yards to lead the Tigers (3-1).

The Braves (1-3) mounted a serious challenge to the Tigers by controlling the ball on the ground, keeping Moody and his offense on the sidelines for much of the game.

Socastee QB Jordan Renfrow led the Braves’ wishbone attack, carrying 18 times for 101 yards. He handed to Adam Crane for a 1-yard TD dive to take an early 7-3 lead.

Moody responded by hitting Tarique Mangum on a 69-yard touchdown pass but a missed PAT put Conway ahead 9-7. Socastee’s Daniel Morris hit a 27-yard field shortly before halftime to put the Braves back on top 10-9.

Moody answered again in the second half, scoring on a 4-yard TD run and then adding the 2-point conversion for a 17-10 advantage.

Socastee’s Daquan Brown picked off a Moody pass and returned it 52 yards for a tying touchdown, but the Braves couldn’t stop Moody from breaking loose on the long, game-winning TD in the final period.

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