Sharks’ struggles continue with tough loss to Tigers

sjfoot-20runThe St. James High football team’s long-awaited return to the gridiron proved to be another disappointing finish, falling to Wilson 32-7 on Thursday night in the Sharks’ first game since Hurricane Matthew delayed the season by two weeks.

St. James (0-8 overall, 0-2 Region 7-4A) remained winless on season and appeared more than a little rusty from the lengthy layoff. The Tigers (3-4, 1-1) snapped a four-game losing streak, aided by a air of St. James turnovers in the first half.

Less than 2 minutes into the contest, Wilson’s Zion Keith scooped up a fumble at midfield and rumbled to paydirt for a quick lead. The Sharks answered with a 69-yard touchdown run by Jay-Mion Pressley late in the first quarter, but Wilson capitalized on another turnover shortly before the half and carried a 17-7 lead into intermission.

The second half was all Wilson as the Sharks struggled on offense. St. James returns to action next Friday against North Myrtle Beach.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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