The Blountstown Tigers traveled to Port St. Joe Friday night for a Pre-Season Classic with the Sharks and came up short, 20-19.
The Tigers had 11 first time starters on offense in the first half and their inexperience was evident as they lost 5 fumbles and had a pass returned for a touchdown.
A bad St. Joe punt snap gave the Tigers their only points of the first half that ended with St. Joe in command, 20-2.
The defense, returning 4 starters from last season, was led by Tracy Carillo with 9 tackles followed by Trey Matthews with 8. Anthony Wyrick and Chason Roulhac each had 7. Ayers Hassig added 6 tackles and Malac Johnson was in on 5. Malec Johnson and Nathan Dunham each had a pass interception for the Tigers. Stephen Matthews caused a fumble and had a fumble recovery.
In the second half, sophomore Javas Davis scored on an 8 yard run to cut St. Joe’s lead to 20-8. Later in the quarter, junior Derek Eberly kicked a 25 yard field goal to make the score 20-11. In the fourth quarter, sophomore Bryson Horme hit freshman Alex Buggs for 35 yards and a touchdown. Freshman Denzel Washington scored on the 2-point play. The JV players were turned away at the St. Joe 2 yard line late in the fourth quarter.
The Tigers host Class 4A Walton County at Bowles Field Friday night. The JV opens in Chipley Thursday night with a 6:00 kickoff.
BHS Football Alumni Appreciation Game
Calling all former BHS football players! If you have suited up for the BHS Tigers football team at some point in your high school days, we want to honor you.
You’re invited to a pre-game cook-out at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 12th, at Bowles Field that is being sponsored by the BHS Football Booster Club. The Blountstown Tigers will be hosting the Graceville Tigers. Prior to kick-off, we’ll form a Spirit Line on the field and welcome the current BHS team. Come join us for an evening of catching up with your former teammates and coaches! Let’s see which decade has the most players represented.
Free hunter safety internet
courses in Liberty, Gadsden
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety Internet-completion courses in Gadsden and Liberty counties in August.
The Gadsden County course takes place in Classroom 120 at the Florida Public Safety Institute, 85 Academy Drive, Havana. The Institute is west of the city of Midway on U.S. 90.
The Liberty County course takes place at the Woodmen of the World Camp, 22459 N.E. Woodmen of the World Road, Hosford.
Instruction for both courses is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT, Aug. 30.
Students must complete the Internet course before coming to class and bring a copy of the final report from the online portion of the course. The final report form does not have to be notarized.
An adult must accompany children under the age of 16 at all times. Students should bring a pencil and paper with them to take notes.
Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised). The FWC course satisfies hunter-safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces.
People interested in attending this course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling Hunter Safety Coordinator Will Burnett at the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676.