Football resumes 4 p.m. ET Friday
By Greg Jordan
Head Football Coach/Athletic Director
Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School
First off, I want to wish all the residents of Port St. Joe and Gulf County a speedy recovery after the storm. I know a lot of people lost everything and I MEAN everything. This was a tragic event on the grandest scale. But we are a resilient group of people and we rebuild and be better than before.
It is just going to take some time and a lot of patience, we had players coaches that loast homes and or had a lot of damage. There is no script for how to move forward from this other than to put one front in front of the other day after day.
And one day in the near future things will be much improved from where they are now.
Football is not a priority when you have lost what we as a community have lost. But I think we can and wil play a major role in the recovery and healing process of our community.
Rewind the clock two weeks we lost our Homecoming game week the week of the storm. We lost our week 9 game at Blountstown the week after the storm. This is week 10 of the regular season this week . We have decided this week to try and host our our week 10 game versus Arnold out of Panama City Beach. We will have a 4 p.m. ET kickoff for travel and field safety of everyone involved this first game back.
This would normally be our Senior Night game to recognize all our senior players, but because of the circumstances we have decided to postpone that until the playoffs begin. We should host at least one playoff game if everything holds.
There is not a lot we can do during these times to make things better from a football standpoint. One of the things we can do is waive admission to the game this Friday afternoon. There will be no admission charge for students or adults at this home game.
Please come out and support the Tiger Sharks as we start the road to recovery. Go SHARKS.