Moody rallies Tigers past South Florence, 46-35

Conway quarterback Mykal Moody rushed for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to rally the Tigers to a 46-35 victory over South Florence on Friday night in The Backyard.

Moody finished with 22 carries for 183 yards and four rushing TDs and completed 15 of his 19 passes for 130 yards to lift the Tigers to the win.

Trailing 35-32 in the final period, Conway got TD runs of 84 and 54 yards on back-to-back carries by Moody and the Tigers defense kept the Bruins’ high-powered offense out of the end zone the rest of the way.

Conway’s Malcolm Green picked off a pass by Ethan Grainger, who threw four touchdowns on the night, late in the game to preserve the victory. Green also put the Tigers on the scoreboard early with a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown following Grainger’s first TD pass.

Grainger threw a pair of TD passes to Te’Von Johnson, who finished the game with 14 receptions and three TDs, in the first half to build a 28-14 lead. Moody hit Juquail Crosland for a 34-yard touchdown pass to cut the deficit to 28-20 at the half, then he hit Green for a 5-yard TD to cut it to 28-26 following a failed 2-point conversion.

Following a fumble recovery by Conway, Moody led the Tigers on a TD drive with a 12-yard run to take their first lead of the night midway through the third period at 32-28.

South Florence responded with another Grainger-to-Johnson TD connection to retake the lead at 35-32 late in the third, but it was all Moody and the Tigers in the final frame. Moody’s 84-yard TD run was followed by a 54-yarder on his next carry, helping him surpass the 1,000-yard mark in both rushing and passing on the season.

The victory pits Conway back in the thick of the region championship picture. The Tigers (7-2 overall, 2-1 Region VIII-AAAA) moves into a tie atop the standings with the Bruins, against whom they own the tiebreaker, and Carolina Forest and West Florence.

The Tigers travel to Sumter next week before closing out the regular season against rival Carolina Forest, which defeated the Gamecocks 27-11 on Friday.

Comments

comments

Gilmore, seven Chants top All-Sun Belt baseball team

Gilmore, seven Chants top All-Sun Belt baseball teamAfter leading Coastal Carolina to conference’s regular-season title, Chanticleer head [more]

CAC swimmers race rivals, storms at Palmetto Invite

CAC swimmers race rivals, storms at Palmetto InviteWhile most of South Carolina was under rain showers this [more]

CCU takes series from ASU in de facto tripleheader day

CCU takes series from ASU in de facto tripleheader day Coastal Carolina played 22 innings on Saturday (completing game 1 [more]

North edges South as rain keeps teams on their toes

North edges South as rain keeps teams on their toesThe Class 4A North-South All-Star Boys Tennis showcase managed to [more]

NMB's Smith picked to kick at Ray Guy prospect camp

NMB's Smith picked to kick at Ray Guy prospect campNorth Myrtle Beach High's Zane Smith received the Ray Guy [more]

Rain plagues CCU's series with Appalachian State

Rain plagues CCU's series with Appalachian StateGame one of the weekend series between #16 Coastal Carolina [more]

Girls Soccer: McCoy, Hall top all-region for Panthers

Girls Soccer: McCoy, Hall top all-region for PanthersThe Carolina Forest girls soccer team cleaned up on the [more]

Strong finish lands Chants in top 10 but no NCAA bid

Strong finish lands Chants in top 10 but no NCAA bidThe Coastal Carolina men’s golf team shot a final-round, 7-under [more]

Boys Golf: Seahawks earn repeat as state runner-up

Boys Golf: Seahawks earn repeat as state runner-upThe Myrtle Beach High School varsity boys golf team finished [more]

Lone Panther Fortenberry ties for third in Class 5A

Lone Panther Fortenberry ties for third in Class 5A Carolina Forest's Chris Fortenberry finished tied for third individually at [more]

Coastal ace Bilous claims Sun Belt Pitcher of Week

Coastal ace Bilous claims Sun Belt Pitcher of WeekCoastal Carolina junior Jason Bilous was voted the Sun Belt [more]

MB's Cahill, Wallen make deep runs at state singles

MB's Cahill, Wallen make deep runs at state singlesThe Myrtle Beach High boys tennis team sent a pair [more]

Chants climb leaderboard in second round of NCAA

Chants climb leaderboard in second round of NCAAThe Coastal Carolina men’s golf team shot an even-par round [more]

Soccer: SJ's Williams joins MB trio on all-state squad

Soccer: SJ's Williams joins MB trio on all-state squadThree Myrtle Beach High soccer players and one St. James [more]

SJ's Bray, MB's Edwards at top of All-Region 7-4A list

SJ's Bray, MB's Edwards at top of All-Region 7-4A listFollowing a near-miss bid to the Class 4A state championship [more]

Locals top all-region team; MB's Bodge earns all-state

Locals top all-region team; MB's Bodge earns all-stateGrand Strand area teams dominated the All-Region 7-4A team, and [more]

MB's Grigg, NMB duo put teams in hunt for 4A title

MB's Grigg, NMB duo put teams in hunt for 4A titleDefending state runner-up Myrtle Beach is in a familiar position, [more]

Confidence Cougars beat Manzer Academy for title

Confidence Cougars beat Manzer Academy for titleThe Confidence Cougars, an AAU team made up of players [more]

CCU struggles on first day of NCAAs but still in hunt

CCU struggles on first day of NCAAs but still in huntThe Coastal Carolina men’s golf team shot a 2-over par, [more]

Chants sweep Trojans, nab top seed, Sun Belt East title

Chants sweep Trojans, nab top seed, Sun Belt East titleFor the second time this weekend, Coastal Carolina shutout Little [more]

Former Chant Henderson 'truly blessed' after crash

Former Chant Henderson 'truly blessed' after crashFormer Coastal Carolina All-American and Denver Broncos running back De'Angelo [more]

Track & Field: Strand trio strikes silver at state meet

Track & Field: Strand trio strikes silver at state meetNo gold medals made their way from Saturday's SCHSL Class [more]

CA loses double-overtime heartbreaker in state final

CA loses double-overtime heartbreaker in state finalThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach girls soccer team suffered [more]

CCU celebrates Senior Day by making magic number 1

CCU celebrates Senior Day by making magic number 1On Coastal Carolina’s Senior Day, CCU senior Kevin Woodall accounted [more]

Boys Golf: Seahawks take aim at state title as a team

Boys Golf: Seahawks take aim at state title as a teamAfter Myrtle Beach High golfer Holden Grigg's record-setting 2017 Class [more]

Gilmore, seven Chants top All-Sun Belt baseball team

Gilmore, seven Chants top All-Sun Belt baseball teamAfter leading Coastal Carolina to conference’s regular-season title, Chanticleer head [more]

CAC swimmers race rivals, storms at Palmetto Invite

CAC swimmers race rivals, storms at Palmetto InviteWhile most of South Carolina was under rain showers this [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2017 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach