Tigers stop Sharks 28-16

Published: Friday, September 27, 2013 at 23:10 PM.

Port St. Joe rolled up a total of two yards on their next three possessions and punted the ball back to Chipley 1:40 after Chipley’s first touchdown. The Tigers took possession at their own 47 and within six plays they were sitting back on the Sharks’ doorstep. McCrary moved the ball from the 20 to just inside the 12-yard line, then Zack Campbell took it over the top to score. McCrary added the PAT from a fake field goal set-up to put the Tigers in the lead 14-3 with 4:23 left in the half.

The Sharks came back undeterred and drove 66 yards in 8 plays, and Griggs found the end zone on a sweep from four yards out. Lacour’s point after try was blocked, but the Sharks were closing the gap with a 14-9 score going into the half.

The Tigers nearly scored again, with quarterback Jordan Finch connecting with Carlon Smith for 10 yards, then McCrary scrambling 42 yards to put Chipley on the Port St. Joe 2-yard line with just seconds to play. The Sharks defense was able to stop McCrary on his next try, and the half was over.

Port St. Joe came out on their first possession of the 2nd half with a 9-play, 50-yard effort that was capped with Paul scoring up the middle from five yards out. Lacour’s kick was good and the Sharks had the lead for the second time that evening at 16-14.

Twenty-five seconds later, Chipley’s Stewart ran 70-yards to put the Tigers back on top, and that is where they remained. McCrary added the PAT to change the board to 22-16.

Chipley’s final touchdown came with 4:18 to play. McCrary was met at the 50-yard line by a host of Sharks, but they were unable to handle him and he broke free and ran into the end zone.

Chipley travels to South Walton next Friday.



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