Conway appeared to find its identity last week, pummeling West Florence with a relentless ground attack.
Although the train remained on track at times Friday night, it was an unexpected aerial attack that helped the Tigers roll to a 28-8 victory at Socastee.
Quarterback Carlton Terry threw three touchdown passes to Xavier Kinlaw as Conway led the outmatched Braves from start to finish.
“It was crazy,” Kinlaw said. “I don’t know how I did the first one. The safety came across and hit me.”
Conway drew first blood with an 89-yard scoring drive that ended with Terry’s 32-yard scoring strike to Kinlaw with 1:14 remaining in the first quarter. Christopher DeWitt made the first of four successful PAT kicks to make it 7-0.
Corey Green intercepted a Jake Marlow pass to set up Conway’s second touchdown, a 10-yard scoring burst by Donovan Singleton with 8:53 remaining in the half.
The Tigers made it 21-0 when Terry and Kinlaw connected on a 44-yard scoring play with 4:48 to go before halftime.
“I broke both of them,” Kinlaw said.
Conway’s only second-half touchdown came midway the third stanza when Terry and Kinlaw hooked up for a 47-yard touchdown pass.
Socastee avoided the shutout when backup quarterback Raymond Christian scrambled 14 yards with 6:17 remaining. Luke Bozard added the conversion run.
Conway’s backup quarterback, Jabravion Woodward, who drew rave reviews for his performance in the win over West Florence, played solely on defense this week and intercepted a pass.
Conway coach Carlton Terry was pleased with the way the Tigers overcame a slow start.
“We came out and played a good game,” he said.
Terry believes the Tigers, who are tied with Carolina Forest atop the league standings, are improving with each outing.
“We had some mistakes, but we’re working through those,” he said. “Our guys are resilient. They worked hard and continue to work hard.”
Conway improved to 2-4 overall and 2-0 in the region. The Braves fell to 1-5 and 0-2 in region play.
Conway will return to action in a week, hosting South Florence in the school’s annual homecoming game. A win will guarantee the Tigers a berth in the playoffs.