Moody throws for three TDs as Conway downs Bulldogs

Conway dual-threat quarterback Mykal Moody relied more on his arm than his legs in Friday night’s season opener, leading the Tigers to a 42-25 victory over visiting Georgetown.

Moody threw three touchdown passes, including two to wideout Malcolm Green in the second quarter that helped Conway take a 35-6 halftime lead and cruise to the win in the second half.

Conway freshman wide receiver Bryan Edwards got things started by reeling in a 32-yard touchdown pass from Moody, and Green returned a Georgetown punt 89 yards on the ensuing possession to jump out to a 14-0 lead.

Georgetown finally got on the board with a second-quarter score, but Jaquil Crosland scored on a short TD run and Green caught back-to-back TD passes to put the game on ice at the half.

Georgetown’s Taylor Hughes scored on a TD run in the third but the Tigers snuffed out any hopes of a comeback with a long touchdown drive capped by Crosland’s 1-yard run. The Bulldogs scored in the final minute to make the final score sound closer than it really was.

The Tigers face a tougher test next week against Upstate power Northwestern.

Photo by Joel Beachum

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