The Tiger Sharks of Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School continued to revive on the football field after a downturn that ceased when Coach Chuck Gannon took the reins of the program prior to the 2012 season.


The Tiger Sharks of Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School continued to revive on the football field after a downturn that ceased when Coach Chuck Gannon took the reins of the program prior to the 2012 season.



Gannon led the Tiger Sharks to a district title and the playoffs for the first time in four seasons.



Port St. Joe reached the Region 2-1A championship game before being was beaten at Blountstown, which eventually finished as state runner-up, and finished 8-4 after going 7-3 the prior year.



The Tiger Sharks were young, they were undersized and not as strong as Gannon would have liked, but a laser focus on each individual opponent, never looking ahead or getting too high or too low, allowed Port St. Joe to topple the likes of Jefferson County, Liberty County, West Gadsden and Bozeman.



The team placed five players on the Florida Athletic Coaches Association all-district team and Dewayne Griggs, who finished third in district MVP voting, was named to the FACA North-South All-Star Game, where he made five tackles in the secondary.



Gannon coached the defensive backs in the All-Star game before retiring as Port St. Joe’s head coach, righting a program heading in the wrong direction for several years before his arrival.