Football Roundup: Tigers, Sharks, Saints fall on road

For the second consecutive week the Conway Tigers blew a double-digit halftime lead to suffer a tough loss, this time a 28-17 defeat to Nation Ford on Friday in Rock Hill.

The Tigers controlled the first half and held a 10-0 lead at halftime on a touchdown by Xavier Kinlaw and a field goal by Will Smith. Conway had a touchdown and another big play called back on penalties but appeared to be in the driver’s seat going into the half.

But the Falcons struck quickly in the second half with three touchdowns in a seven-minute span to open the third period. The Tigers committed a pair of fumbles to set up two of the scores as Nation Ford seized a 21-10 advantage.

The Tigers tried to rally back as quarterback Daquinton Grady hit Tate Finklea for a fourth-quarter TD that cut the deficit to 21-17. But the Falcons put the game on ice with a late touchdown drive that dropped the Tigers to 0-2.

Conway plays host to Sumter next Friday.

* Hilton Head 34, St. James 0: The Sharks (0-2) were shutout on the road against the Seahawks (2-0). St. James gets a bye next week to recover.

* Williamsburg Academy 33, Christian Academy of MB 6: The Saints lost their season opener on the road. They make their home debut next week against Orangeburg Prep:

Photo by Chuck Silvey

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