Port St. Joe: Tiger Sharks hope speed overcomes size

Published: Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 09:17 AM.

PORT ST. JOE — There’s no shortage of skill at Port St. Joe. Size is another matter.

The Tiger Sharks will combat larger Class 1A teams with speed as they take aim at a District 4-1A title. They will do so with the addition of a potentially explosive player in the backfield while losing two to disciplinary issues.

Former Franklin County running back Dwayne Griggs transferred to Port St. Joe for his senior season. He will replace Jarkeice Davis, who rushed for 1,138 yards and 13 touchdowns as a sophomore.

Davis and quarterback/defensive back Troy Williams are indefinitely suspended, Coach Chuck Gannon said.

Griggs has rushed for more than 2,000 yards and scored 30 touchdowns in three seasons and will join a group of ball carriers that give Gannon much optimism.

“We’re not going to make him (Griggs) the center attraction, he’ll get the ball just like the others,” he said. “He’s a good back. We have quite a few good backs and we expect the same things from him that we know he can do.”

The group of running backs includes Natrone Lee, a senior moving to fullback, and junior Jack Riley. They combined for 400 yards and four touchdowns and Riley averaged an impressive 12 yards per carry.

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