Port St. Joe rolls past Franklin County

Published: Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 02:33 PM.

The eighth and final Port St. Joe touchdown came with 10 minutes left in the game, when senior Corey North ran the ball 45 yards up the middle.

Junior kicker Justin Hites connected on seven-of-eight extra points, with one blocked.

Franklin County looked to make a game of it in the early stages, as junior Dwayne Griggs had a 10-yard touchdown run with 25 seconds left in the first quarter. Griggs, who is a cousin to Davis, with both sporting No.1 on their jerseys, brought the Seahawks within six points 20-14 with an 80-yard touchdown tear midway through the second quarter.

“We gave the Griggs kid too much space,” said Gannon. “He’s a good runner and we just gave him too much space, but he made some good moves also.”

Griggs was saddled with an ankle injury for several minutes late in the game, evidence of what was a tough physical performance all night by Port. St. Joe.

“We’re getting better at it,” said Gannon. “We got to get stronger in the weight room and we have to play St. Joe football from the past, and that was coming in and sticking you for four quarters. And that’s what we did and that’s what we’ve been stressing all year.”


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