Blountstown edges Port St. Joe

Published: Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 02:02 PM.

The host Tiger Sharks had a handle on the game in the first half, but Blountstown swiped it back in the second.

In a physical contest in which neither team managed 150 yards of total offense, Blountstown made several huge second-half plays to secure a 14-6 win in the District 2-1A opener for both teams Friday night.

“I am proud of the kids, but disappointed for them because when you play that hard you would like to win,” said Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon. “They have to learn to finish. We are playing some good teams early in the season and we are just not learning how to finish.

“We’re getting down in scoring position. We are creating chances. We are just not finishing. That is something we have to learn to do.”

Both defenses were outstanding, particularly the Tiger Sharks (1-2 overall) in the opening half.

With two weeks to prepare, Port St. Joe tossed schemes and formations at the Tigers (3-1 overall) they had not shown before, said Blountstown coach Greg Jordan.

Blountstown managed just 19 total offensive yards in the first half and finished with 143 offensive yards, less than 100 on the ground.

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