PSJ's Davis runs for 237 in win over Wewa



Published: Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 12:12 AM.

PORT ST. JOE — Jarkeice Davis and Port St. Joe sprinted into the new football season Friday at Shark Field.

Davis, a senior fullback, rushed for 237 yards and five touchdowns — all in the first half — and the Tiger Sharks cruised to a 41-7 victory over county rival Wewahitchka.

Davis finished with 248 yards and scored all six Port St. Joe touchdowns on just 14 carries, exploiting a combination of excellent blocking up front and some spotty tackling by the Gators.

Davis added two receptions for 15 yards and the Tiger Sharks (1-0) finished with 462 total yards of offense. Wewahitchka had 162.

 “I thought the offensive line came out and played hard and did a great job opening holes,” Port St. Joe coach John Palmer said. “We didn’t execute as crisply as I would have liked, but this is the first game.

“I didn’t like the penalties (eight for 80 yards) and we are going to have to clean that up. We just have some things to work on.”

While the Gators (0-1) played better in the second half, allowing Port St. Joe just 130 yards of offense and one touchdown, the first-half avalanche was too much to overcome.

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