Port St. Joe gallops past South Walton

Published: Friday, November 15, 2013 at 11:13 PM.

“That was a real momentum swing,” said Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon.

The Tiger Sharks took that mojo and dominated the rest of the half, scoring 28-straight points, including two touchdowns in the final 41 seconds.

After the teams traded punts, the Tiger Sharks losing field position, Griggs (who averaged a tick less than 11 yards per carry and scored three touchdowns) turned the game on its head.

Breaking through a hole over left tackle, Griggs sprinted down the left sideline slipping one last tackler inside the Seahawk 10 en route to an electrifying 82-yard touchdown.

Drew Lacour added the extra point to tie the game, the home crowd on its feet for the first time.

On the next play from scrimmage Jak Riley picked off a deep sideline pass by South Walton’s Johnathan Ortner (21 of 39 for 187 yards with three touchdown and three interceptions) and Port St. Joe took over at its 26.

The Tiger Sharks marched 74 yards in 12 plays, all but two carries by Griggs or Jarkeice Davis (83 rushing yards and two touchdowns), melting more than six minutes off the clock.

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