The end arrived quickly this year for the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School soccer team.
Breaking a streak of four straight playoff appearances, the Tiger Sharks allowed a goal in the opening minute and went on to lose 4-1 to District 1-1A second-seeded and tournament host Tallahassee Maclay in the district semifinals.
The loss ends Port St. Joe’s season. The Tiger Sharks finished 6-9-1.
Maclay faced top-seeded Mayo Lafayette in the title game.
Maclay put a goal up with just 59 seconds gone in the game and went on to outshoot the Tiger Sharks by a 25-6 margin.
Maclay added a goal in the 32nd minute to go into halftime up 2-0.
The Tiger whittled the lead when Marcel Duarte scored, on assists by Drew and Jacob Lacour, in the 50th minute.
It was only the third goal of an injury-plagued season for Duarte, who came into the season just 12 goals shy of the school career leader, JMason Ray, who had 72 goals from 2008-2011.
Tyler Alford was in goal for Port St. Joe and made 12 saves while allowing all four Maclay goals.