After losing their top two quarterbacks in last week’s lopsided loss to Hemingway and spending the previous bye week providing earthquake relief in head coach Mark Fischer’s former home town of Mineral, Va., the Sharks (2-3) finally saw some reward for all the hard work and hard times they have been through this season.
St. James running back Gregg Johnsen led the way, rushing for 221 yards and three touchdowns to help the Sharks take control of the game early.
The Sharks got on the board first on Austin Adams 4-yard run, then Johnsen broke loose for a 73-yard TD run for a 14-0 lead after the first quarter.
Johnsen got his second score on a 3-yard run in the second and Tyus Goodman’s 14-yard TD run made it a 28-0 halftime lead.
Johnsen completed the hat trick with an 8-yard TD run to open the third period and Adams scored his second TD run from 1-yard out to put the Sharks up 42-0.
Scotts Branch tacked on two TDs late in the fourth quarter during mop-up time. St. James finished with 329 yards on 46 carries and made zero pass attempts in the game.
The Sharks open region play next week against visiting Georgetown.