Tigers defense sets table for offense in rout of WF

Whoever said the best offense is a good defense must have had the Conway High football team in mind in Friday’s 35-7 victory over visiting West Florence.

Trailing only 14-7 early in the second half, the Tigers (5-1 overall, 1-0 Region 6-5A) took advantage of three straight turnovers by the Knights by setting up the offense for touchdowns to pull away in the region opener for both teams.

Conway appeared in control after the first half that saw quarterback D’Wuan complete a 94-yard TD pass to Rakim Bellamy and a 64-yarder to Juwon Moody for a 14-0 halftime score. But the Knights opened the second half with a long touchdown drive and stopped the Tigers from scoring on a first-and-goal situation.

West Florence was driving for a potential tying score before the Conway defense stepped up. The Tigers recovered a fumble that Grainger cashed in on a 1-yard TD dive. The Knights later muffed a punt, followed by Daiquawn Clark’s 35-yard TD run on the next play.

On the next drive, Conway’s Rodney Ford picked off a pass and the Tigers covered the short field on an 11-yard TD run by Antonio Long that put the game out of reach.

Conway travels to Socastee next week.

Photo by Chuck Silvey

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