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Sharks Outlast Lions 49-41

06/08/2019 9:04 PM - JACKSONVILLE – The #1 Jacksonville Sharks (6-1) continue their win streak after defeating NAL rival, the Columbus Lions (2-5) 49-41 in Jacksonville. This victory allows the Sharks to remain at the top of the league rankings. Tonight’s victory also completes the sweep on the Columbus Lions for the 2019 regular season. Jacksonville's rival the Columbus Lions continue their winless record when playing the Sharks in Jacksonville, as they are now 0-5 in the Shark Tank. Quarterback Jonathan Bane ended the night throwing 19-of-41 for 228 yards and four touchdowns. His top target was former Florida State Seminole Jarmon Fortson who had an incredible game against his former team, totaling seven catches for 70 yards and two touchdowns. Behind Fortson was the team's all-time leading receiver this season, Devin Wilson. Despite the Lions relentless coverage on Wilson, Bane connected with his favorite target six times for 95 yards and one touchdown. Defensive Back, Seth Ellis earned the Defensive Player of the Game with a season-high two interceptions tonight. Zack Brown also had a standout performance scoring three times tonight with two rushing and one 17 yard reception for a touchdown. Brown also completed two tackles for a loss on defense. Overall, it was a battle in the Shark Tank. Columbus put up a fight scoring 41 total points tonight to the NAL's #1 defense. Jacksonville has held their last two opponents to only 27 total points. Like most games in this NAL rivalry it came all the way to the end but a game-deciding interception by defensive lineman Nick Woodman sealed the victory tonight for Jacksonville allowing quarterback Jonathan Bane to run out the final seconds. This victory not only allows Jacksonville to stay in first place in the NAL but extends their win streak to six going into week 10. The next Sharks’ game is on June 15 at 7:00 p.m. against the #2 Carolina Cobras at the Greensboro Coliseum in a battle for first place. The next home game is on Saturday, June 22 against the New York Streets at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena for Star Wars Night. For tickets to the home game, please visit ticketmaster.com or call 904- 621-0700. 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 facebook.com/jaxsharks and on Twitter and Instagram @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at facebook.com/sharkattackdance and Chum at facebook.com/chumsharks.