Port St. Joe rolls past Seahawks

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Junior running back Dwayne Griggs is upended by Port St. Joe tacklers.

DANA WHALEY
Published: Friday, October 12, 2012 at 09:10 AM.

 

Holding a 14-7 lead after the first quarter, freshman quarterback Troy Williams threw two scoring strikes to junior running back Natron Lee, a 25-yarder and a 60-yarder, in the space of five minutes in the second quarter to break the game open.

In between the two aerial scores, Williams rushed for a touchdown, running it in from the one with four minutes left in the second quarter. In all, Williams connected on six-of eight for the night, for 157 yards,

“We threw the ball a little bit better tonight and the deal there is if we‘re able to throw the ball a little bit , that will help us down the stretch and open up the running game,” said Port St. Joe Coach Chuck Gannon, whose team went to 3-2 on the year and 1-1 in the league.

The Tiger Shark running game didn’t need much opening up against the Seahawks, as sophomore running back Jarkice Davis, posted two early rushing touchdowns of 11 and four yards, to give Port St. Joe a 14-0 lead, with three minutes left in the first quarter. Right before the half, Davis ran in from 27 yards out, for his third touchdown, and a 42-14 Tiger Shark halftime lead.

Davis carried the ball 12 times for 139 yards, and helped the cause on defense with his fourth and final touchdown, scooping up a Seahawk fumble from his linebacker position and running it 26 yards into the endzone early in the third quarter, for a 49-14 lead.

The eighth and final Port St. Joe touchdown came with 10 minutes left in the game, when senior Corey North ran the ball 45 yards up the middle.



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