Tigers show improvement in second win over Wando

The Conway High football team took care of business in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs on Friday night, handling Wando 34-10 at The Backyard.

Conway quarterback D’Wuan Grainger threw three touchdown passes to three different receivers and also ran for a score to lead the Tigers (10-1) past the Warriors (4-7) for the second time this season. Conway, which won the Week 1 matchup 17-7, doubled its offensive output in the second meeting behind a more experienced Grainger.

Grainger hit Juwon Moody for a TD pass to open the scoring, and running back Antonio Long ran one in early in the second. Grainger used his feet to find the end zone, then found Rakim Bellamy to put the Tigers ahead 28-0. Wando’s lone TD came on a fourth-and-short bomb in the final seconds of the first half for a 28-7 score at intermission.

Conway’s defense surrendered only a field goal in the second half, and Grainger’s TD pass to Pooh Brantley capped the scoring. The Tigers finished the game on the Wando 1.

The Tigers advance to the second round and will host Spring Valley next Friday.

Photo by Chuck Silvey

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