Tiger Sharks end season on positive note

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

“We played our butts off against Blountstown and came up two plays short,” Gannon said. “I told the team after that, are we a fluke team that played well against Blountstown or are we going to show we are even better than we were against Blountstown.”

The question was answered the following Friday when Port St. Joe clobbered then-third ranked Holmes County to begin a five-game winning streak.

“Each week fed off the previous one,” Gannon said. “This was one of the most enjoyable teams I’ve been around and I told them that.”

Gannon loses eight seniors – roughly one-third the varsity roster – to graduation, but was pleased with the final results of 2012 and looking forward to better in 2013.

“After last Friday it kind of sunk in that this was the end of the football season and many of the players were now going off to other sports,” Gannon said. “I told them when you get to those other sports, don’t sit in the back, be a part of it, you know what it takes to win, the dedication, the hard work, the discipline you need to win.

“We’ve got to get stronger still so we have our work cut out in the weight room. We are going to need to keep people healthy (next year). We don’t have a lot of kids and there are some in school we hope will come out. But we have a pretty good nucleus coming back.”  

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