River Bluff pulls the plug on Conway’s football season

After the lights went out, the Gators turned it on as River Bluff came back to defeat visiting Conway 35-19 in the first round of the Class 5A playoff on Friday.

After Conway grabbed an early lead on a Michael James touchdown run, a power outage delayed the game long enough for the Gators to regroup and rally past the Tigers.

Conway went ahead 6-0 before the lights went out and caused a brief delay, but the break proved long enough for River Bluff. Once the power came back on, it was all Gators.

River Bluff scored back-to-back touchdowns and took a 21-12 lead into halftime. The Gators carried over the momentum through intermission to pull away in the second half.

The loss ends the Tigers’ disappointing season at 3-7. They lost their final three games of the season by a combined score of 91-39 following a three-game winning streak and an 0-4 start to the season.

Photo by Chuck Silvey

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