Region 6-4A Recap: Tigers, Panthers pounded at home

Conway opened Region 6-4A play on a sour note Friday night, suffering a 41-19 loss to visiting West Florence at The Backyard.

The Knights jumped out to an early lead when quarterback Marquane Goodman ran for a touchdown and threw another for a quick 14-0 edge. The Tigers cut the deficit in half on a TD pass from Ethan Smith to Bryan Edwards, but the Knights cashed in on several Conway miscues to put the game out of reach.

West Florence’s Donte McElveen had a hand in three touchdowns on the night, recovering a fumble for a touchdown, making a 60-yard pick-6 and blocking a punt that was recovered for a TD by Matthew Thomas. All-state kicker Alex Spence drilled a pair of field goals and the Knights took a commanding 41-7 lead.

Conway tacked on two late TDs in trash time to try to make the score respectable but it was way too little and way too late to make a game of it. Conway (1-6, 0-1) steps out of region play next week to travel to West Ashley.

* Goose Creek 56, Carolina Forest 14: The undefeated Gators continued their dominating season with a rout over the Panthers (1-6), who open region play next week at South Florence.

Photo by Chuck Silvey

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