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ARENA: NY Streets Spoil Season Opener for Jacksonville Sharks 52-41

FILE PHOTO By Jacksonville Sharks

JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Sharks opened their 10th year as a franchise with a 52-41 loss to National Arena League (NAL) expansion club New York Streets, 52-41.

Sharks’ QB Jonathan Bane and wide receiver Jarmon Fortson connected on a 12 yard touchdown pass to open the game.

The first half remained a close battle as both teams entered the locker room 30-21 game in favor of New York.

Bane made his first start with the Sharks tonight where he debuted his gunslinger playing style to Sharks nation connecting with receivers Devin Wilson 11 times for 142 yards, Jarmon Fortson five times for 39 yards each of these players landed a touchdown.

Fullback Alstevis “Squirrel” Squirewell rushed three times for 13 yards and punched in a touchdown for the Sharks.

On defense the Sharks were able to limit the Streets in the first half and overall made major players to help launch a potential comeback as Jacksonville landed two sacks (Nick Woodman, Zach Brown), one interception by Robert Brown and one red zone fumble recovery by Markus Smith.

The Sharks will now face a road trip to NAL rival (0-1) Columbus Lions Friday, April 19 at 7 pm at the Columbus Civic Center.  Columbus fell to the Orlando Predators 40-42 in Orlando.

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