Chipley runs past Port St. Joe

Published: Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 09:06 AM.

The second quarter began with Port St. Joe’s Thomas scrambling with a fake punt on fourth-and-5 to the Chipley 12.

Again the Tigers’ defense held, and a field goal by Port St. Joe’s Drew Lacour gave the Tiger Sharks a 3-0 edge.

Stewart produced a 67-yard sprint on Chipley’s next series to the Port St. Joe 5. McCrary went up the middle for the touchdown and Chipley led 6-3 lead with 8:59 left in the half.

“That’s a tough place to play,” Gannon said. “They use McCrary, who is a big back, and then they come back with a scat back. They are a tough team to defend.

“But I thought we played hard all night. Overall we played well as a team, again.”

Port St. Joe went three-and-out and punted the ball back to Chipley. The Tigers took over at their 47 and within six plays were threatening. McCrary had a key run inside the 20 and Zack Campbell went the final 7 yards to score. McCrary’s conversion made it 14-3 with 4:23 left in the second quarter.

The Sharks responded by driving 66 yards in eight plays, Griggs (a team-high 108 rushing yards and 16 total tackles) finding the end zone on a sweep from the 4.

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