The Sharks moved to 2-0 on the young season with a hard fought 14-9 road win over Marianna. It was a tale of two halfs as the Sharks scored on 2 of only 3 possessions in the first half to lead 14-3 at the break. In the second half Marianna completely dominated the clock, time of possession and kept our offense off the field. We had three possessions in the second half and went three and out in all three. We were not able to sustain any momentum on offense and left our defense on the field basically the entire second half. Marianna nearly doubled us on number of plays run and time of possession for the game. I can't remember winning a game when I was on the short end that bad on plays and time of possession.
Our defense played as hard as you could ask of any unit. One thing we will correct is the number of penalties our defensive unit had. We had 10 penalties on defense that resulted on several first downs for Marianna after we had them stopped. We were very pleased with the effort we just have to clean up the self inflicted wounds and we will. On offense we have to be able to put some first downs together to at least flip field position in those type of games. The old saying a "Win is a Win" definitely applies here. We gladly will take it and move on to week three of the season.
This week the Sharks will play host to the Class 5A Bay High Tornadoes. Bay High comes in 1-1 with a win over Rutherford and a loss at Crestview. Bay has more of everything with number of players, size and depth. We will have to play a near perfect game to try and keep it close late. We will have to eliminate the penalties and be effective offensively to have a chance in this one. It should be a fun night... Hope the rain moves out and we have a great night for High School football!! Hope to see you at the game!! Kickoff is set for 7:30!! GO SHARKS!!!