Tigers bounce back to post complete win over Wilson

confoot-5celeb53This time a two-touchdown halftime lead was more than enough for the Conway High football team.

The Tigers (2-1) bounced back from last week’s disappointing first loss of the season, earning a measure of revenge by blasting Wilson 35-7 Thursday night in The Backyard.

Conway’s Deandre Huggins rushed for three touchdowns and the Tigers’ defense held the Tigers scoreless until late in the fourth quarter for a complete-game that was in sharp contrast to last week’s second-half collapse against Wando.

Conway blew a two-touchdown lead to the Warriors for a 36-29 loss, but the Tigers came out ready to play the whole game this time. Huggins had a pair of touchdown runs for a 14-0 halftime lead that could have been twice as large if not for a few Conway miscues.

But this time the Tigers did not let off the gas. Quarterback Peyton Derrick ran in from 2 yards out to cap the opening drive of the second half, and Huggins got the hat trick with an 8-yard run later in the third. Backup QB D’Wuan Grainger made a nice 18-yard TD pass to Pooh Brantley to give Conway a 35-0 lead after three quarters of play, and Wilson broke up the shutout with a fourth-quarter score.

After playing their first three games of the season at home, the Tigers hit the road for the first time next week at Hartsville.

Photo by Chuck Silvey

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