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Fighters Take Down Sharks

May 11, 2024 - Indoor Football League (IFL)
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Jacksonville Sharks defensive back Richie Coffey zeroes in on a Frisco Fighters receiver
Jacksonville Sharks defensive back Richie Coffey zeroes in on a Frisco Fighters receiver
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FRISCO, TX - The Jacksonville Sharks suffered a humiliating defeat on the road in Texas against the Frisco Fighters in their first ever matchup, final score 68-33, Frisco.

In the first quarter, the Sharks took the opening kickoff and drove down into the red zone. Unfortunately a Fred Payton Jr interception ended the drive. Frisco took the early lead on the next drive with Harrington rushing for a 2-yard touchdown, putting them ahead 7-0 after a successful kick. However, the Sharks quickly responded with Payton Jr rushing for a 1-yard touchdown.

In the second quarter, a Carter rushing TD gave the Fighters a 14-8 lead. On the ensuing kickoff Sharks return man DJ Stubbs fumbled the ball which was recovered in the Shark's end zone, adding another Frisco touchdown to make it 20-8. After another unsuccessful Sharks drive Frisco QB Harrington completed a 44-yard pass to a wide open Cole Blackman for another Fighters touchdown, making it 27-8

The Sharks managed to score with Boom Williams rushing for a 1-yard touchdown, reducing the deficit to 27-15. Unfortunately , the Fighters quickly responded with Harrington rushing for another 1-yard touchdown, extending their lead to 34-15. The Sharks just couldn't get the offense going and after another stop Smith rushed for a 4-yard touchdown, making it 41-15.

Just as time ran out before halftime, the Sharks scored with Payton Jr completing a 1-yard pass to Tamorrion Terry , bringing the score to 41-21 after a failed conversion attempt. In the third quarter, the Fighters continued their dominance with Carter rushing for a 19-yard touchdown, though they missed the subsequent kick, bringing the score to 47-21. Another Harrington touchdown, made the score to 54-21. This drive comprised 7 plays covering 44 yards over a duration of 4 minutes and 46 seconds.

In the fourth quarter, the Jacksonville Sharks managed a 21 yard Payton Jr. TD pass to Terry bringing the score to 54-27. The Sharks' drive consisted of 5 plays, covering 35 yards in 3 minutes and 24 seconds. The Fighters extended their lead as Carter Martez rushed for a 4-yard touchdown, bringing the score to 61-27. In the closing moments of the fourth quarter, Martez's 4-yard rushing touchdown marked another scoring drive for the Fighters, bringing the score to 68-27. Jacksonville managed to add to their score with a 5-yard rushing touchdown by Fred Payton Jr.

The final score was 68-33 in favor of the Fighters, marking a tough road loss for the Sharks. The Sharks return home Saturday May 18th and look to get back on track with the help of their fans in the Shark tank. Tickets are now available by calling 904-621-0700 or visiting jaxsharks.com.




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Jacksonville Sharks defensive back Richie Coffey zeroes in on a Frisco Fighters receiver
Jacksonville Sharks defensive back Richie Coffey zeroes in on a Frisco Fighters receiver

  

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