A BIG THANK YOU to all the Shark Fans that showed up to support our boys Week 1. We had a great crowd and the atmosphere was great for our first home game of the year. The players really feed off the emotion of the fans who are the 12th man in the stands.
The Sharks played great defensively holding Wewa to 82 total yards on 30 plays. They had 72 rushing yards on 27 carries averaging less than 3 yards per carry. Defense is what we want to build our team around. It’s going to be the corner stone of our program. Tough defense hopefully combined with a clock controlling ground attack will be a formula for success. Offensively the Sharks had an efficient night. We had 26 rushes for 247 yards averaging 9.5 yards per rush. We only attempted 3 passes on the night going 1-2 for 43 yards and we pulled it down and ran the other attempt. We only had 28 total snaps on the night running half of the plays we want to run on a normal night. The game was shortened because of the running clock and the style of game it was. Overall it was a good night and a great way to start the season.
This week the Sharks hit the road to Marianna to take on the class 4A Bulldogs. Marianna is coming off a tough road loss at Chipley Week 1. Marianna has size on the fronts with multiple skill players that will touch the ball. It’s their first home game of the year and they will be ready to defend their home field. Marianna and St. Joe games have typically been low scoring affairs the last couple seasons with defenses dominating the game. Hopefully we can continue to play good defense again with a productive offense that will score us enough points to win the game. Defense travels…..that’s what we preach to our players.
Our JV team his their first game of the season this Thursday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. at home vs Wewa. Come out and support our JV team as they kick off the 2018 season. Hope the see you in Marianna this Friday!! Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. EST!! GO SHARKS!!!