Sharks Dominate Predators 67-44
Orlando, FL – The Sharks (7-2) traveled to Orlando on Saturday for a game against the Predators (4-5). Both teams came into the night with multi-game win streaks and looked to improve their playoff positioning. Still undefeated on the road, Jacksonville looked to move into a first-place tie with the 8-2 San Antonio Gunslingers.
After Jacksonville failed to gain a first down to start the game, Orlando took advantage and an early lead. However, a response by Tamorrion Terry put Jacksonville’s first six points on the board. Later in the quarter, a Kamrin Solomon touchdown put the Sharks up by five at the end of the first. The defense was strong to start the game, David Gilbert recorded an interception, and the team only gave up one touchdown.
The Sharks led 13-8 after one.
Offense and defense both exploded in the second quarter for arguably the most dominating 15 minutes of play on the season for the Sharks. Solomon scored two more touchdowns, one on a long pass from Sam Castronova, who also scored a rushing touchdown in the quarter. Terry recorded a pick-six and a touchdown, giving both Terry and Solomon three touchdowns in the first half.
Sha-Ki Holiness recorded an interception, which gave the Sharks three going into halftime. Jabari Gorman had a fumble recovery at Jacksonville’s one-yard line to stop the Predators from scoring. Like the first, the defense only gave up one touchdown in the second quarter.
Jacksonville took a dominating 46-15 lead going into halftime.
The second-half scoring slowed. Solomon continued his run, putting another touchdown on the board. The strong Shark defense dominated, keeping the Predators from scoring during the entire quarter.
Sharks led 53-15 heading into the final 15 minutes.
Orlando scored to start the fourth, but Terry answered with another touchdown, his fourth of the night; he scored on the ensuing two-point conversion, putting Jacksonville up by 37 with less than ten minutes left. Devin Wilson scored his first touchdown of the season later in the quarter. He finished the game with 61 receiving yards.
Eddie Brill Jr. took over at quarterback late in the game. He threw for 27 yards.
The Predators scored two more before the night was over but could not fight back after the impressive second quarter from the Sharks.
The Sharks took down the Predators 67-44 in Orlando.
Castronova threw for 300 yards and seven touchdowns.
Solomon finished the game with four touchdowns and 133 receiving yards. He increased his league lead in touchdowns to 25 and receiving yards to 1148.
Terry recorded three touchdowns, a pick six and 106 receiving yards.
The defense controlled the entire game. Terry, Harrison Poole, David Gilbert, and Sha-Ki Holiness recorded interceptions. Gilbert also had a sack.
Tre Harlan had two blocked kicks for the defense.
The Sharks will return home for a rematch against the Predators on July 15. The theme night is Halloween in July, so dress to impress! To purchase tickets, visit www.jaxsharks.com or call 904-621-0700.
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