Red Foxes shut out Tigers to remain undefeated
By: Leslie B. Williamson
The Conway Tigers made their way to the Kellytown stadium Friday night for an attempt to defeat the Hartsville Red Foxes in the third game of the season. Conway won the coin toss where the Red Foxes received the opening kickoff by #13 DL Curtis Thompson. In the beginning of the first quarter, #4 RB Lacy Josey advanced four yards creating the third down and 15 on the 7 yard line. Later in the first quarter, QB Tiyon Evans threw a pass to #2 WR Jaivon Hough who received for a 40 yard advance into the Tiger territory. Hartsville was later penalized five yards for a delay of game disadvantage. As the clock kept ticking in the first quarter, #49 K Mike Norris recovered on a fumble and set up the Foxes with the winning edge. With 5:47 on the clock, #15 Tiyon Evans scored a Red Fox touchdown with a 60 yard run. Unfortunately, Hartsville received a 15 yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct and illegal procedure, but a fumble by Conway was recovered by #28 LB Kevon Haigler which brought back the Foxes morale. Tiyon Evans topped it off by running another touchdown making the score 14-0 for the Foxes at the end of the first quarter.
During the second quarter #23 Zy’riq Thomas kept the Tigers from gaining ground on the 5 yard line. A delay of game penalty against the Conway Tigers took them back to the 47 yard line. With lightning speed, #19 DL Demonte “Cuddy” Capehart sacked the quarterback for a HHS mini celebration. At the 3:10 mark, Tiyon Evans was hurt on the field and replaced by #7 QB Deetric Miller. But true to his nature Tiyon Evans ran another touchdown deep in the second quarter with the scoreboard displaying Hartsville 21, Conway 0.
A touchback on the kickoff opened the third quarter of this exciting game. #3 RB Collins Bishop ran a 30 yard run. The kick off to Conway resulted in an unsportsmanlike penalty for 15 yards. As the game progressed and fans were going wild, #17 DB Rod Gattison received and interception at the 17 yard line and Hartsville scored the fifth touchdown of the game. End of quarter score was Foxes 35, Tigers 0.
During the fouth quarter, Hartsville held Conway with five yards on the play with 3:00 on the clock. The Foxes refused to allow the Tigers to score, leaving Hartsville with 35 points on the board and Conway 0.
Week three’s defensive player of the week was Demonte Capehart who stopped the Conway quarterback in his tracks in the Foxes’ domain. Thank you Demonte for utilizing your agility to keep your team in the lead.
The Shoney’s offensive player of the week was #3 Collins Bishop. Bishop showed the Hartsville fans that he was all in for this