Moody runs, throws for six TDs in return to starting job

The Conway Tigers welcomed quarterback Mykal Moody back to the starting lineup Friday night, and Lugoff-Elgin welcomed him into their end zone.

Moody scored five touchdowns for the Tigers (6-2, 1-1 Region VIII-AAAA) and threw for another, accounting for more than 300 combined yards as Conway scored a 49-21 victory over the Demons in their own backyard.

Moody, who suffered a concussion last month in a win over Myrtle Beach and missed most of last week’s loss to West Florence, got the green light from Conway coach Chuck Jordan on Friday.

And it was a bright green light as the Tigers unleashed its hurry-up offense on their unsuspecting hosts. Moody played at QB, running back and as a receiver, throwing the Demons’ gameplan for a loop.

But it was Moody’s legs that did the most of the damage. He scored on a 6-yard run to open the scoring and added a 41-yarder for a quick 14-0 lead. Conway running back Marquis Fletcher scored on a 27-yard touchdown run to make it a 21-0 lead in the first quarter.

Lugoff-Elgin finally got on the scoreboard in the second period, but Moody answered with a 2-yard TD run on fourth-and-goal to give the Tigers a 28-7 edge at halftime.

Cole Watson caught a 64-yard TD from Moody, who added a 1-yard TD run in the third period and a 68-yarder in the fourth to cap the win. Moody finished with 205 yards on 18 carries and threw for 140 yards.

Conway will face South Florence in a key region contest next week.

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