PORT ST. JOE — Port St. Joe grinded out a narrow 20-19 victory over Blountstown in its kickoff classic with a successful goal-line stand inside the Tiger Sharks’ 2-yard line in the game’s final seconds.
Blountstown faced a first-and-goal situation at the PSJ 2, but the host Tiger Sharks came up with four stops defensively to preserve the win.
PSJ led 20-2 at halftime after the two teams competed with their varsity rosters for two quarters. The teams used second-stringers in the third quarter and JV players in the final quarter.
No other details were reported.
PSJ opens the season next Friday at home against Wewahitchka. Blountstown hosts Walton.
Liberty County 39, Chipley 7
BRISTOL — Liberty County carried a 12-point lead into the locker room at halftime and pulled away in the second half for the preseason win.
Chipley scored on its opening drive of the second half to pull within 12-7, but the host Bulldogs scored touchdowns on consecutive possessions late in the third quarter to put the game out of reach with a 25-7 advantage.
Liberty County plays at Tallahassee Maclay next Friday. Chipley hosts Vernon.
Vernon 40, Freeport 8
FREEPORT — No details were reported.