Davis, PSJ run past unbeaten Holmes County

Published: Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 11:11 AM.

Count Jarkeice Davis among those not intimidated by Holmes County’s state ranking.

The sophomore Davis rumbled for 285 yards and three touchdowns, and Port St. Joe manhandled the previously unbeaten Blue Devils’ high-powered offense for the bulk of a 28-20 victory over Holmes County at Shark Field on Friday night

PSJ evened its record at 2-2 with the non-district victory. Holmes County, the state’s third-ranked team in Class 1A, suffered its first defeat in five games.

“We had people in our hometown doubting us,” Davis said. “We wanted to prove them wrong,”

The game proved to be more lopsided than the score would indicate. PSJ’s defensive line seemingly pitched a tent in the Blue Devils’ backfield, and Holmes County couldn’t run or throw the ball with any success consistently.

Davis’ two touchdowns in the first half spotted the Tiger Sharks a 14-0 lead. He overpowered one would-be tackler before racing 49 yards for a touchdown just over 3 minutes into the game for a 7-0 lead. He later added a bullish 12-yard romp for another score and a 14-0 lead 2 minutes into the second quarter.

The Tiger Sharks extended their lead to 21-0 when freshman quarterback Troy Williams fired a perfectly placed throw to receiver Rammelo Zaccarro for a 15-yard touchdown.

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