Region 6-4A: Tigers top SF; Panthers fall to Gamecocks

confoot-30One of Conway’s biggest wins of the season also came with perhaps its biggest loss Friday night as star wide receiver Bryan Edwards went down with an injury in a 50-29 victory over the visiting South Florence Bruins.

Conway quarterback Peyton Derrick threw four touchdown passes and Jah’Maine Martin tallied two TDs as the Tigers (8-1 overall, 3-0 Region 6-4A) once again posted 50 points on offense. Edwards scored on a long punt return before exiting with an injury, and Darren Stanley picked up his slack by catching three touchdown passes.

South Florence struck first for a quick 6-0 lead and led 9-7 before the Tigers got on a roll. Derrick threw his first TD pass to Stanley, Edwards took his punt to the house, and Juwon Moody made his return to the field known with a late 5-yard TD catch that gave Conway a 28-15 halftime lead.

Martin’s 1-yard TD run gave Conway a cozy 35-15 cushion but South Florence came roaring back to cut the deficit to 35-29 in the fourth period. The Tigers recovered a fumbled punt attempt and Stanley scored two TDs and a 2-pointer the rest of the way to help Conway stay undefeated in region play. They travel to Sumter next week.

* Sumter 38, Carolina Forest 3: The Gamecocks scored 31 unanswered points in the second half to pull away from the visiting Panthers (4-5, 1-2).

Sumter’s Quinton Anderson did it all for the Gamecocks, rushing for three touchdowns and 128 yards while also being voted homecoming king. He capped an opening drive of 90 yards with a 10-yard TD run and Sumter led only 7-3 at halftime.

But he added two more scores in the second half and the Panthers were unable to find the end zone. Carolina Forest hosts West Florence next week while Conway and Sumter meet with first place in the region at stake.

Photo by Chuck Silvey

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