JACKSONVILLE- The Jacksonville Sharks (7-4) travel to Allentown, PA this weekend to face the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks (0-9). This is the second and final time that the Sharks have faced the Steelhawks, each team having the home field advantage once. The first time these teams met, the Sharks dominated the Steelhawks 44-17 in Jacksonville, Florida. This week, the Steelhawks are at home and are improving. Could they possibly get a victory this weekend against the Sharks?
The Steelhawks defense held Sharks Quarterback Adrian McPherson to 7-of-17 for 98 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception, which was one of his worst games as a Shark. The Sharks leading receiver in catches and yards was Chris Gilchrist with three receptions for 41 yards and one touchdown, which ties Kendal Thompkins in touchdowns, who had one reception for 40 yards, and one touchdown. Derrick Ross had one of his best games as a Sharks leading up to that point with 11 rushes for 44 yards and two touchdowns. The defense put a beating on the Steelhawks quarterback, which is why the Sharks were able to put a dominating 44 points on the board against the Steelhawks 17 points. Jermiah Price led the Sharks in tackles and sacks (6.5 tackles, four sacks). Charlie Hunt had a great game, totaling two interceptions for a combined 59 yards and one touchdown.
The Sharks had a sloppy game on offense in Week Six, but they have beaten the top teams in the league since then and proved that they can and will do a much better job, as they crushed the Mammoths last weekend in the second half to earn their 100th victory.
If the Sharks defeat the Steelhawks this week, they will finish complete their sweep against the Steelhawks and put them at 0-10 on the season, which would be the worst record in NAL history. This weekend’s game will be at the PPL Center on Saturday at 7:00 pm (ET). The game will be streamed on Youtube Live, a link to the stream will be posted on www.facebook.com/jaxsharks
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 2018 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.