Bay stifles Port St. Joe

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

Quarterback Xavier Longerbeam passed for 183 yards, 96 on a single play in the fourth quarter.

“We played hard, lights out,” Gannon said. “We made them earn everything they got. We played hard, physical football. I am happy for the kids.”

Port St. Joe never found any offensive rhythm, particularly the two times they had the ball in Bay territory with a chance to strike.

The Tiger Sharks rushed for 44 yards and added just 14 in the air.

“We played great defense,” Longerbeam said. “We were in the red zone a couple of times and they made the plays, so credit to them. We came out healthy and came out with a win. We just need to keep rolling ahead.”

In a first half dominated by punt teams, Port St. Joe had the first chance when a fumbled snap on a Bay punt put the Tiger Sharks in business at the Tornado 16.

Port St. Joe could go nowhere — a slant pass from Drew Lacour to Dwayne Griggs inside the 5 was broken up — and Bay stopped Port St. Joe on downs.

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