The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School football team opened the scoring last Friday night when Blountstown paid a visit.
From there, the Tiger Sharks were a little too generous as hosts.
The Tigers, 6-0 and the top seed in the Sunshine State Athletic Conference, scored the game’s other 35 points to coast to an easy win over a younger, less deep opponent.
Review the statistics and one finds that the Tigers finished with a remarkably clean sheet.
Blountstown enjoyed a 15-9 advantage in first downs and a 193-120 advantage in rushing yards, though Port St. Joe (3-4) carved out an advantage in time of possession and ran more offensive plays.
Port St. Joe had two more drives than the Tigers while each team averaged the start of their drives at the 35-yard line.
But Port St. Joe had four turnovers to Blountstown’s three and while the Tigers played without a penalty, the Tiger Sharks racked up 72 yards in penalties.
Another tell-tale stat: Blountstown had three sacks and seven tackles-for-loss while Port St. Joe had three tackles-for-loss and no sacks.
A quarterback sneak from the 1 by Colin Amison put Port St. Joe on the board in the final minute of the opening period.
Christian Logan added the extra point and it was 7-0.
Blountstown scored four touchdowns in the second quarter to erase that early lead.
Garrett Martin dove over from the 1 with less that three minutes gone in the second quarter, though the extra point kick failed and Port St. Joe still clung to a 7-6 lead.
That lasted less than two minutes when Blountstown’s Alex Valdez recovered a fumble at the Port St. Joe 28 and returned it for a touchdown.
Treven Smith ran for the two-point conversion and it was 14-7.
Smith (11 carries for 87 yards) sprinted 35 yards for a touchdown to a complete 7-play, 76-yard drive with just over a minute to play in the half, the extra point kick good.
And after turning the Tiger Sharks over at the Port St. Joe 35, Smith hit Valdez for a touchdown pass in the final minute.
After the extra point kick, the teams went into halftime Blountstown up 28-7.
The Tigers completed the scoring in the third period when Smith dashed 19 yards for a touchdown and the extra point kick was good.
Bubba Ash led the Tiger Sharks with 13 carries for 67 yards and Damarion Gray added 40 yards on eight carries.
Amison was 6 of 10 for 77 yards with an interception passing for Port St. Joe, while back-up Dakota Quinn was 2 for 3 for 20 yards.
Kelvin Griffin had 17 rushing yards and added 49 yards on two receptions.