Bay stifles Port St. Joe

Published: Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 01:12 AM.

Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon praised his team for playing three-and-a-half tough quarters.

Those final minutes, however, were game-changers.

The host Tiger Sharks (1-1) played the bigger, faster, deeper Bay Tornadoes (2-0) to a near-draw during the first three periods but seemed to run out of steam in the final quarter in losing 19-0 at Shark Field.

Neither team managed much offense but the Tornadoes converted the few opportunities provided to escape with a win in a contest far closer than the score.

“This is about what I expected,” Bay coach Jimmy Longerbeam said. “We saw on film that they are a well-coached team that plays hard. They played very hard. Take your hat off to them.”

One week after the Tiger Sharks rolled up more than 400 yards of total offense, the teams could not combine for that amount.

Bay totaled 293 yards, 88 of that coming on 27 tough carries by Raekwon Webb.

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