There will be no repeat as National Arena League champions for the Jacksonville Sharks. On Tuesday night the Carolina Cobras knocked the defending NAL champs out of the playoffs with a dominating 73-48 win.
The Sharks trailed 19-0 early on and were never able to recover. Jacksonville didn’t get on the board until the second quarter when quarterback Danny Southwick hooked up with Cody Saul for a 18-yard touchdown. The Cobras dominated the first half and led 39-7 at the break.
The second half was more of the same. Jacksonville struck first in the third quarter to make cut the deficit to 39-13 but that’s as close as they would get.
The Sharks couldn’t consistently get anything going on offense and they had a rough time stopping the Cobras on defense. To make matters worse, Jacksonville committed 19 penalties for 139 yards.
The Sharks finished their season with a record of 10-7.