The Port St. Joe Sharks are one of our area’s true football juggernauts, and over a month into the 2018 season they’re one of just two undefeated teams remaining – with another big test coming up this Friday.
PSJ is on the road for our Friday Night Fever Game of the Week, as they’ll be taking on Rutherford out at Bozeman High School.
They’re coming off a bye week, and looking like one of the teams to beat in class 1A – currently ranked #4 on Maxpreps.
Defensively, they’ve only allowed nine points all season. All of those points came in one game against Marianna. Their other wins against Wewahitchka and Bay High were shut outs.
We all know the expectations at Port St. Joe. It’s state title or bust, so they’ll be looking to keep that undefeated record intact.
Head Coach Greg Jordan says an undefeated start is great, but there’s a long way to go.
“I told them after our week three game we’re where we want to be heading into our open week at 3-0 with a chance to continue to get better,” Coach Jordan says, “That’s our goal each week is to try to continue to get better as the regular season goes on, and try not to be one of those teams that peaks in the middle of the season and is on a slide when the playoffs start. We want to be still continuing to peak and get better all the way through the regular season, and continue to improve each round of the playoffs hopefully if we can get to that point.”
On offense the Sharks have proven to be multi dimensional. They can beat you on the ground with guys like Russell Russ and Bubba Ash or through the air with quarterback Josh Butts and receiver Kendre Gant.
The game against Rutherford game is slated for a 7:00 CT kickoff.
The quarterback Josh Butts saying Wednesday at practice that his guys will have to be ready to go against a tough Rams team.
“This is definitely a crucial game coming off our bye week, and it being a good 4A team away,” Butts says, “We’re definitely going to be put to the test, see what we can do. We have to focus up and be as efficient as possible. This will definitely be a crucial game for us to see if we can keep out perfect season going. Not only that, but to see if we can handle the adversity and the obstacles, and keep going as a strong team that we know we are.”