Let’s Check In On Arena Football and See what is going on
The Jacksonville Sharks (6-3) travel to Greensboro, North Carolina to battle the Carolina Cobras (6-2) on Saturday, June 9, 2018. This is the third meeting between the Sharks and Cobras. The last time these two teams saw each other, the Cobras embarrassed the Sharks in the Shark Tank with a score of 55-21, which was the worst loss the Sharks have had in the NAL. The first time these two saw each other, the Sharks played a close battle in Greensboro and ended up defeating the Cobras 41-38. Times have changed since then. The Sharks are currently on a five game win-streak and the Cobras are the number one team in the league. This is also the last time these two teams face each other, so the Sharks need a victory if a home playoff spot is decided by one game between these two.
Last week against the Lions, the Sharks quarterback Adrian McPherson saw his best game as a Shark, throwing for 327 yards, eight touchdowns, and two touchdowns. The Sharks receivers beat the Lions defensive backs all night, as Antonio Vaughan had 108 yards and two touchdowns, Chris Gilchrist had 90 yards and three touchdowns, Cody Saul saw 55 yards and one touchdown, and Tom Gilson had 68 yards and two touchdowns. All four receivers had over 50 receiving yards and at least one touchdown. Watch all receivers as they look to top their performance that they had last week against the Lions.
The Maine Mammoths (1-6) travel to Columbus, Georgia to take on the Columbus Lions (4-2) for the first time this season. The Mammoths are currently battling for a playoff spot, while the Lions are fighting to stay in the playoffs at the fourth place position. The Mammoths are three wins behind the Lions, so a win this week is necessary to make an attempt at getting to the playoffs.
The Mammoths were looking to get redemption against the Pirates last week, but failed to do so. During the game, the Mammoths were struggling to stick with the Pirates. The third quarter was full of turnovers that left the Mammoths helpless and making a comeback tougher to do. Fortunately for Maine, the Mammoths outscored the Pirates in the fourth quarter, but it still wasn’t enough to defeat the Pirates. The Mammoths fell to the Pirates 37-52.
For the defense, the Mammoths look to improve every week and they can get a chance to do that against Lions Quarterback Mason Espinosa, who threw one interception against the Jacksonville Sharks last week. The Lions offense is great at running the ball and catching the defense by surprise, which can be tricky for the Mammoths. So far this season, the Mammoths have forced seven interceptions and recovered five fumbles, bringing the total number of turnovers to 12, which is just over one per game.
With the American Arena League going thru changes, it look like all playoffs are coming thru Richmond, and where does that leave the Atlanta Havoc? How about in Carolina next year!
The Time for One Big Arena League is coming.. which set of owners will stand up?
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