Week 8 Preview: Sharks vs. Predators

05/30/2019 9:42 AM -

JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Sharks (4-1) will travel to Orlando, FL to take on the Predators (2-5) in the Amway Center for the first time in two years this Friday. The Sharks currently stand on top of the NAL standings going into week 8 and are on a four-game win streak. The last time Jacksonville faced Orlando was in week six at home as the Sharks dominated the Predators 61-7. Since then, the Sharks have enjoyed a bye week to recover and prepare for their nine-game long-haul before the start of the NAL postseason. Despite Orlando’s slow start to the season, the Preds came off a great victory last weekend against the defending NAL Champions, the Carolina Cobras, 74-69 in Greensboro, NC.

The rivalry continues this Friday, and we want the Sharks faithful there! Ride in style on the Jacksonville Shark Fan Bus! The Fan Bus includes a seat on the bus, a ticket to the game, and a pregame meal on the bus, all for only $60! Seats are filling fast so sign up now! Register directly with this link: . Don’t need a ride? No problem, enjoy discounted $20 tickets to the game this Friday by calling 904-621-0700. You can pick up your tickets before the game at the Sharks office at 1000 W. Bay Street or pick up your tickets at the Amway Center at will call. Need to stay in Jacksonville but want to watch the game? Join us at Dicks Wings this Saturday for the Sharks Viewing Party. The Party starts at 6:30 p.m. at Dicks Wings Mandarin located at 10550 Old St. Augustine Road. Watch the game and enjoy some great food & drinks with Shark Nation at Dicks Wings.

During the last meeting between the Sharks and Predators, Jacksonville combined for over 230 passing yards and five passing touchdowns. Quarterback Jonathan Bane went down with an injury before halftime, allowing the backup quarterback, Mike Fafaul finish the game. Wide Receiver Devin Wilson earned the NAL’s Week 6 player of the week award for his performance in that game totaling eight receptions for 112 yards, and three touchdowns. Defensively, the Sharks held the Predators to seven points and completely shut them out of the second half. This week’s matchup will look different than the last, playing in Orlando with a revamped Predators team that made a lot of roster moves since the 71-6 loss.

Saturday’s game will start at 7:00 p.m. and will be streamed live on the National Arena League YouTube channel. The Sharks will also post a direct link to the stream on game day on the team’s social media pages.

About the Jacksonville Sharks

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the National Arena League (NAL). The 2017 NAL Champions and ArenaBowl XXIV Champions and play all home games at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Sharks Nation Memberships for the 2019 season are now available. Shark Nation Memberships start as low as $75. To become a Shark Nation member or for more information please call (904) 621-0700. Follow the Sharks on facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at and Chum at