Jacksonville Sports Day

ARENA: Jacksonville Sharks Fall to Orlando Predators Friday Night 52-41

JACKSONVILLE— The Jacksonville Sharks entered the Amway Center after a big win against the undefeated Albany Empire last Saturday

Hundreds of the Sharks faithful fans followed the team down to Orlando in what became an impressive crowd in the Amway for this in-state rivalry that ended in a Friday night fight to the finish.

The Sharks finished the first 1st quarter on top 14-13 but the Predators remained close as Sharks quarterback
Danny Southwick and Jacksonville’s offensive line punched one in from the ground for Jacksonville’s first score.

Sharks receiver Devin Wilson retired the quarter for the Sharks second touchdown.

Predators quarterback Pat O’Brien chased the Sharks, tossing two touchdowns in the first quarter. The Sharks fell behind going into halftime as the defense let up 13-points and Jacksonville’s offense only responded with another Wilson touchdown strike by Southwick.

Entering the second half down 26-21 the Sharks continued this close battle the Sharks gained multiple stops on defense and defensive back Kenny Veal gained an interception to position the Sharks for a comeback.

Jacksonville’s defense completely shut out Orlando in the third quarter but the effort went unmatched this time
from the offense who struggled to put points on the board with a lone third quarter touchdown from Sharks
receiver Greg Phillips and two more touchdowns from Wilson that came late in the fourth quarter.

The Predators piled on 26 points in the fourth quarter alone, sinking the Sharks with the 52-41 final from Orlando.

Southwick finished the night with 21 passes for 215 yards, five touchdowns, and two interceptions. The Sharks fall to 1-3, as they head to Greensboro next week to face the Carolina Cobras (1-3). The game is set for Saturday, July 10th with kickoff at 7pm.

Tonight’s Duval Motor Company Shark Players of the Game Include:
Duval Ford Offensive Player: WR, Devin Wilson. The Sharks star receiver stood out tonight catching nine passes for 138 yards and four touchdowns.

Duval Acura Defensive Player of the Game: DB, Kenny Veal. Led both teams in interceptions tonight racking up two against the Predators. This is Veal’s second game as a Sharks and third interception this season.

Duval Honda Special Teams Player of the Game: K, Brandon Behr. Although he did not kick a deuce tonight Behr was solid from point after attempts going five of six against Orlando tonight.

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