Region 2-1A: Blountstown handcuffs Port St. Joe in shutout


Alex Mayorga.

Andrew P Johnson photo
Published: Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 12:13 AM.

BLOUNTSTOWN — Blountstown makes up for a lack of flash with substance.

A lot of substance.

The Tigers continued their winning formula against Port St. Joe, combining a balanced offense with a dominating defense in a 34-0 victory Friday to secure the Region 2-1A football title. Top-ranked Blountstown (12-0) advanced to next week’s state semifinal at Cottondale, which edged Northview 34-28.

Port St. Joe, the District 4-1A champion, was held to 19 total yards and finished 8-4.

Corin Peterson and Shon Peterson each scored twice in leading Blountstown’s methodical power running attack. Alex Mayorga paced the Tigers with 88 yards on the ground, while Corin Peterson added 71 and Javakiel Brigham 65. Six ball carriers gained more than 34 yards.

“It’s a team concept, the kids have bought into it and they’re not selfish,” Blountstown coach Greg Jordan said. “They don’t care who has the carries. That’s why we don’t have the eye-popping numbers.”

Opposing offenses don’t either, due to the Tigers’ smothering defense. PSJ was unable to gain traction after scoring 45 points against South Walton in its regional semifinal win. The Tiger Sharks didn’t convert their initial first down Friday until the opening play of the fourth quarter.

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