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Jacksonville Sharks Defeat Oklahoma City in First Game

sharks-winIn the first game in franchise history, the Jacksonville Sharks defeated the Yard Dawgz in Oklahoma City Saturday night 54-38.

The Sharks looked like an expansion team in the early going, trailing the Dawgz 6-7 at the close of the first quarter. Sharks fans watching on AFL Live, the free web broadcast of the game, got a scare on the second drive when quarterback Aaron Garcia left the game shaken up and kicker Paul Edinger went 0-3 for kicks.

Whatever head coach Les Moss said at half time – along with adjustments made on the playing field – definitely made an impact. The Sharks looked like a different team in the second half. With Garcia back at the helm, the team marched up and down the field with precision.

Sharks defense held the Yard Dawgz in check, too. Three consecutive plays resulted in three sacks for the defensive line. Special teams also added two touchdowns – one being an onside return by Juron Harvey.

The win marks the first for the expansion Sharks. Though the team heads back to the Sunshine State with an unblemished record, they have many polishing points to work on before heading to Alabama for an April 9th game.

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