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CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME TO AIR ON NATIONAL TELEVISION

07/29/2012 11:33 AM - JACKSONVILLE - Following a last-second, 58-56 win over the Georgia Force on Saturday night, the ArenaBowl XXIV Champion Jacksonville Sharks will continue their playoff run against the Philadelphia Soul in the American Conference Championship Game on Friday, August 3 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Arena Football League announced late Saturday that the game will kick off at 8:00 p.m. and air live in front of a national audience on NFL Network.

From a league release:

The AFL’s American Conference Championship game featuring the #2 seeded Jacksonville Sharks (11-8) at the #1 seeded Philadelphia Soul (16-4) will be broadcasted nationally on “NET10 Arena Football Friday” on NFL Network this Friday, August 3rd, the Arena Football League announced Saturday evening. Kickoff is set for 8 pm ET.

Philadelphia convincingly dropped the New Orleans VooDoo, 66-53, to advance while the Sharks narrowly escaped the Georgia Force, 58-56, this evening. Sharks kicker Marco Capozzoli converted on a 51-yard field goal as the clock expired to bring Jacksonville to the next round.

David Baumann will join Anthony Herron in the NFL Network broadcast booth. Sherdrick Bonner will serve as the sideline analyst for the game.

About the Jacksonville Sharks

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the Arena Football League (AFL). The ArenaBowl XXIV and back-back-to-back South Division Champions are presented by Sea Best Seafood and play all home games on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Season Tickets for the 2013 season are now available, two tickets as low as $185. To reserve your season tickets or for more information, please call (904) 621-0700. Follow the Sharks on facebook at facebook.com/jaxsharks and on Twitter @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at facebook.com/sharkattackdance.