Port St. Joe: Tiger Sharks hope speed overcomes size

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

Juniors Cole Cryderman and Carter Thacker round out the backfield.

Griggs and first-year football player Drew Lacour will work at quarterback. They will take snaps behind an offensive line that Gannon knows will be undersized against most of its opponents.

Jacobie Jones at guard is the lone senior on the line that averages between 190 and 205 pounds, Gannon said.

“We tell our linemen that they don’t have to have pancake blocks,” Gannon said. “The only thing we need is a crease to give that running back a little room.”

That means the defensive line will rely on quickness as well. Cryderman will line up at defensive end opposite Marquez Johnson. Jones and offensive guard Reggie Smith will be at tackle.

Lee will lead the charge at linebacker and Griggs, Lacour and Riley in the secondary. Gannon said the size factor will come into play against power running teams such as district foe Liberty County and Wewahitchka, Chipley and Bozeman in non-district games.

“We know we’ll be undersized in every game we play,” Gannon said. “We can be successful if we stay in our techniques, have eight or nine guys to the football.”



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