Port St. Joe gallops past South Walton

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

“At the beginning of the season not a lot of people would have given us much of a chance to be here. I am proud of our team. Port St. Joe just matched up better against us.”

 The teams traded punts early in the third quarter, the Tiger Sharks again in reverse to start the second half and losing field position.

That field position gave South Walton the ball at the Port St. Joe 34 after the Tiger Sharks were forced to punt from their end zone.

Five plays later Ortner hit Alex Smith (a team-high seven catches for 63 yards and two touchdowns) on 21-yard pass down the right seam and Austn Garofalo nailed the extra point and it was 28-14.

The Seahawks followed with a perfectly executed onside kick they recovered at the Port St. Joe 40.

With Ortner (a team-high 42 rushing yards) alternating between passing and scrambling up the middle South Walton marched to Tiger Shark 11.

An interception was negated by a pass interference penalty on Port St. Joe and on the following play from the 5 Ortner found Smith at the right pylon for a score and Garofalo brought South Walton to 28-21.

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