Sharks Dominate Gunslingers 70-43
JACKSONVILLE, FL– The Sharks (3-2) kept their undefeated road record alive against the San Antonio Gunslingers (5-0) on Sunday afternoon. During their first matchup this season, San Antonio took down Jacksonville in overtime at the Tank. The Sharks got revenge, however, dominantly defeating the Gunslingers on their home field.
Jacksonville took control early and never looked back. Marc Orozco started the game with a deuce on the opening kick-off, immediately giving the Sharks a 2-0 lead. In his first game with Jacksonville, Orozco showed his power and precision. Jabari Gorman halted any possible momentum for the Gunslingers with an incredible interception in the endzone later that quarter, which was a massive part of the first half for the Sharks. Tamorrion Terry and Marquel Wade scored in the first, and Jacksonville led 17-6 after one.
The second quarter saw the first of a few touchdowns for both Sam Castronova and Kamrin Solomon. The defense continued to shine, and Gorman ended the first half with his second endzone interception as the clock hit zero. The Sharks maintained their all-around solid play against the number one team in the league.
After the first half, San Antonio had scored only two touchdowns compared to Jacksonville’s four. The Sharks led 31-13 at halftime.
Castronova continued his impressive rushing game, bringing in his second touchdown to open the scoring in the third quarter. The Sharks quarterback finished the game with 24 rushing yards to lead the team. The only other quarter score for the Sharks came from Orozco’s second deuce, which gave the Sharks a 40-20 lead with 15 minutes left.
The fourth quarter was an offensive dream for Jacksonville. It started with Terry’s second touchdown. He finished with 89 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Solomon continued his incredible season with three fourth-quarter scores of his own. A third deuce of the night for Orozco, one shy of the NAL record, put the game away for Jacksonville in San Antonio. The game ended after a successful two-point conversion for the Gunslingers made the score 70-43.
Orozco went 8/9 on extra point attempts and scored three deuces in his first game for Jacksonville.
Solomon had 120 yards on 12 receptions. He added three more receiving touchdowns to his league lead, now up to 17.
To add to his rushing game, Castronova threw for 272 yards and seven touchdowns.
Jacksonville’s next home game will be on June 10 against the Fayetteville Mustangs. It’s Hawaiian Night! Throw on your best floral shirt and join us for fun at the Tank. Purchase tickets at www.jaxsharks.com or by calling 904-621-0700.
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