Tiger Sharks end season on positive note

Published: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 11:12 AM.

Zaccaro paced the offense, picking up 136 rushing yards and touchdown on 12 carries while Jarkeice Davis added 119 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. Justin Hites converted two of three extra-point kicks and the defense added a touchdown when Worley recovered a Sneads fumble in the end zone.

Meanwhile the Tiger Shark defense, led by the front seven of Worley, Jacobie Jones, Davis, North, Love and Cole Cryderman, held the Pirates to less than 100 yards rushing and less than 130 yards of total offense.

The season ended prematurely for the Tiger Sharks in that by the end of the year there might not have been a better 7-3 team in their classification, Gannon said, and Port St. Joe could point to a handful of plays separating them from the playoffs.

“I was pleased with the season,” Gannon said. “You feel bad you are seven or so points away from the playoffs (Liberty County beat Port St. Joe by one; Blountstown by eight). It’s unfortunate. But give the kids credit. They stayed with it and really enjoyed playing the entire season. There was a real camaraderie there.

“Getting back a few of the seniors like Dusty Richter and Dallas Burke really helped and all the seniors stepped up and bought into what we are doing as far as discipline, hard work, dedication and getting in the weight room. And Jarkeice (a sophomore) really stepped up. He still has a way to go, but he really stepped up and did a good job.”

The season seemed to swing in the week leading up to and after Blountstown.

Having opened 1-1 after a one-sided loss to Bozeman, Port St. Joe dominated the first half against the Tigers and nearly pulled out the game, save for two second-half plays that provided Blountstown the final margin of victory.

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