BLOUNTSTOWN -- With almost 600 yards of offense, the Blountstown Tigers struck early and didn't let up to post a 48-14 win over the South Walton High Seahawks in varsity football action.
On the first play from scrimmage, Blountstown's Shontavious Peterson broke loose for a 75-yard scamper down the right sideline for the score. Andrew Bennett kicked in the point after and the Tigers were on the board in the first 20 seconds of play.
South Walton, however, failed to make a first down and was forced to punt.
"They were big and physical," said South Walton Coach Phil Tisa. "Our last two opponents have been very good teams."
Last week the Seahawks lost to a much bigger Walton County High team, who suffered an overtime loss to Blountstown a couple of weeks ago.
On the punt, Blountstown brought the ball out to its 41-yard line and again struck quickly. On the first play, quarterback Hunter Jordan connected with Tripp Taylor on a route who took it 59 yards for the score. Bennett kicked in the point after and the Tigers were up 14-0 in the first two minutes of play.
The Tigers, who tallied 411 yards on the ground, had five players put touchdowns on the board. Shontavious Peterson who scored the first TD of the game rushed four times for 143 yards and two scores, the second a 57-yarder. Alex Mayorga carried the ball 11 times for 88 yards and a touchdown. Corin Peterson rushed two times for 42 yards, including a 38-yard run for the goal line and a 14-yard catch for a TD.
Quarterback Jordan was two-for-two through the air for 73 yards and two touchdowns. Dylan Lee came in and finished up going five of seven for 89 yards.
South Walton had 209 yards total offense with 154 coming through the air. Quarterback Johnathon Ortner completed 12 of 29 passes for two touchdowns. Senior Seahawk Sage Roberts had both touchdown catches, a 17-yarder in the second quarter and a 58-yarder in the last.
"We had opportunities that we needed to capitalize on and we didn't do it," Tisa said.
South Walton's Harrison Schaffer recovered a fumble and Zach Reese intercepted a pass but the Seahawks failed to capitalize on the interception.
Blountstown scored in the final seconds of the first half on a quarterback sneak by Dylan Lee to go up 35-7 at the break.
After Nathan Dunham intercepted a Seahawk pass the Tigers cashed in for another touchdown to start the third period with Shontavious Peterson scoring his second TD, a 57-yard dash.
South Walton turned the ball over again and Blountstown scored once more on a 2-yard run by Mayorga.
With a running clock, the Seahawks scored one last time on a 58-yard strike from Ortner to Roberts for the TD.
The Seahawks are off next week while the Tigers will host the Liberty County Bulldogs.