Week 9 Game Preview

by Alyssa Morris

Jacksonville, FL – The Sharks (4-2) are back in Texas this week for a rematch against their week one opponent, the West Texas Warbirds (2-4). Their last contest was all Jacksonville, who won 54-26 at the Ector County Coliseum. 

On April 8, Kamrin Solomon led the scoring against the Warbirds with four touchdowns to start his 2023 season. However, the defense led the game, Marvin Ross had two interceptions, and Jermiah Price had a sack. 

It was a dominating game on both sides of the ball for Jacksonville, who looks to keep their undefeated road record (3-0) alive on Saturday. 

Last week, Sunday May 28, the Sharks took down the undefeated San Antonio Gunslingers on the road. It was an offensive show, outscoring the number one team in the league 70-43. In his second game with the Sharks, quarterback Sam Castronova threw seven touchdowns on 272 passing yards and had two rushing touchdowns of his own. 

Solomon leads the league in touchdowns (17), receiving yards (713), and receiving yards per game (118.8), totals that were all added to after a very successful game in San Antonio. 

The Warbirds last played on May 27, beating the Predators 41-34 in Orlando. Quarterback Mitch Kidd, who signed with West Texas in early May, threw for 285 yards and had two rushing touchdowns. He is averaging 147.5 yards per game in two games with the Warbirds. 

Game time is 8:30 p.m. EDT in West Texas on Saturday, June 3. 

About the Jacksonville Sharks

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the National Arena League (NAL).The 2019 & 2017 NAL Champions and ArenaBowl XXIV Champions play all their home games at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena. Sharks season tickets for the 2023 season are now available. To become a Shark Nation member or for more information please call (904) 621-0700 or visit https://www.jaxsharks.com/shark-nation-memberships Follow the Sharks on Facebook at facebook.com/jaxsharks and on Twitter and Instagram @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at facebook.om/sharkattackdance and Chum at facebook.com/chumsharks.