PORT ST. JOE, Fla (WJHG/WECP) - One of the few area high school football teams still practicing this week, still working towards what they hope will be a state championship, are the Tiger Sharks of Port St. Joe.
Interim head coach Josh Dailey and the Sharks winning their playoff opener Friday night at Cottondale, an impressive 49-6 victory.
That the first, of what needs to be four straight playoff wins to take the 1A crown.
The second of those steps will come this Friday night, again, on the road, at Blountstown. The Tigers also getting a big win in their first round game, beating Jefferson 49-8.
We visited the St. Joe practice field Monday afternoon and spoke with coach Dailey who said this about this past Friday's performance.
"Well, effort was great," Josh Dailey, Port St. Joe football's interim head coach said. "Our kids fought and battled. I thought we lined up incorrect a couple of different times and that's what cost us. And towards the end they were able to sustain some drives and we got a little tired. So we're going to try to correct those mistakes and hopefully have a better result."
Port St. Joe's lining up in Blountstown Friday night in a rematch game against the Tigers, who beat the Sharks on Octobother 20th.
Blountstown winning that defensive duel 3-0.
More on this huge second round playoff game as the week progresses.