Spring Football: Conway Tigers on the rebound

Conway quarterback Peyton Derrick is 1-0 as a starter for the Tigers.

The 2013 season ended well for the Conway Tigers football team. In quarterback Peyton Derrick's first start, the Tigers beat Carolina Forest 47-12 in the season finale.

Conway finished last year with a 2-9 record. But there is growing optimism this spring. Derrick is in full charge behind center after completing 32-of-53 passes last season for 308 yards and five touchdowns.

Conway head coach Chuck Jordan likes Derrick's potential, "Peyton's a puppy. He'll just be a tenth grader, but he's certainly got a lot of spunk about him."

Coach Jordan is the winningest head coach in Horry County history. He says Conway will run the football more than last year and become more physical on defense.

The top pass catcher in the area returns for Conway. Bryan Edwards had 66 receptions for 608 yards and eight touchdowns last season. Edwards said he confident the Tigers will have a strong fall season, "The atmosphere around here has really changed."