Sharks Defend Home Field Take over First Place

Jacksonville Plays 2nd Half Defense Beat Cobras at Home

The Battle for 1st Place in the National Arena League took place on Saturday at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena as the Defending NAL Champion Carolina Cobras were in town to take on the Jacksonville Sharks and Jacob Ross was in Jacksonville, Florida with My9oh4 keeping our Arena Fans #LockedIN.

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The Jacksonville Sharks (3-1) dominated the defending champs in the second half of tonight’s game and came out on top 35-24 in low scoring brawl between the two best defenses in the NAL. Jacksonville’s freakish performance on defense tonight led to the (3-1) Carolina Cobras lowest scoring game in team history with 24 points total with only six points in the second half.

The Sharks secondary played a major factor in tonight’s victory as defensive backs Seth Ellis and Markus Smith both hauled in interceptions against Cobras quarterback Charles McCullum. Early in tonight’s game Jack Linebacker Cody Saul caught an interception that he returned for 21 yards. Saul’s pick that nearly went for six really set the tempo in the Sharks favor which seemed to linger all night in a “rockin” Sharks Tank.

Offensively, quarterback Jonathan Bane had a slow start but finished the night as the Offensive Player of the game with 17-of-36 for 232 yards, and four touchdowns. The Bane & Wilson show featured another great episode as the star receiver Devin Wilson attacked the Cobras all night with seven receptions for 102 yards and three touchdowns. Neal played had another great game for Jacksonville totaling six receptions, 68 yards and two touchdowns.

With a win tonight the Sharks advance to 3-1 and are now on a hot three-game win streak going into next week where they will play their rivals the (1-3) Orlando Predators Saturday, May 18th in Jacksonville for Military Appreciation Night presented by Ocean Grove RVs. Call 904-621-0700 for tickets visit

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