Scott Mullis In Orlando, Fl. Friday night, July 5th- Instate rivals hooked up and Orlando started well with a deuce on the opening kickoff, a deuce, a kickoff that goes right through the pipes, also shows up in the stat book as a rouge and gave Orlando a two to nothing lead to start the game on the very first play. Also in the first quarter the Jacksonville sharks on an eight play drive, which ended in a touchdown pass from Sharks quarterback Mike Fafaul to wide receiver Devin Wilson, Wilson grabbed three touchdown passes on the night. Sharks kicker Brandon Behr missed the extra point and the Sharks were up six to two, Behr has been money most of the year, that was a rare miss for him. The Orlando Predators had to feel good at the time when they came back with a late first quarter touchdown pass from Orlando quarterback Matt Parsons to Predators wide receiver Darrin Peterson Jr. a 6’2 220 pound wide receiver out of Liberty University. Kicker John Lunsford added the extra point and Orlando amazingly had a nine to six lead at the end of the first quarter. This NAL game was decided in the second quarter as the Jacksonville Sharks completely demolished the Predators as the Sharks defense shutdown Orlando with three big Sharks interceptions by defensive back Seth Ellis, including the 3rd interception by Ellis that was returned 45 yards for a touchdown for the final score of the first half and the Sharks built a 48 to nine lead at halftime. Jacksonville Sharks quarterback Mike Fafaul threw seven touchdown passes on the night, six coming in the first half. Fafaul, starting his third consecutive game for injured starting quarterback Jonathan Bane spread the wealth with three touchdown passes to Devin Wilson, two touchdown passes to receiver Jarmon Fortson and also a pair of touchdown passes to local North Florida kid, recently signed wide receiver Kamrin Solomon who played his College ball at Florida Atlantic. Sharks quarterback Mike Fafaul stats on the night, Fafaul was 25 for 42 for 262 yards passing with seven touchdown passes and only one interception on the night. Also another sharks backup quarterback Garry Chouloute, just recently signed in the middle of June entered the game in the second half and ran for two touchdowns also. Chouloute told me it felt great to get out there and make plays with his teammates. The final few minutes of the game after that featured garbage time somewhat as the two teams both put up twelve points on the scoreboard in the 4th quarter as the Sharks drained the clock. When the game ended the Jacksonville Sharks defeated the Orlando Predators 76 to 30. Two teams going in total opposite directions as Orlando falls to 2-9 and the Jacksonville Sharks win their tenth game in a row and are now 10-1 and are looking for home games throughout the playoffs, which are just around the corner now. Through eleven games the Sharks defense is giving up less than 33 points per game, which is an amazing stat for the top ranked defense in the NAL.
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Scott Mullis has been a sports radio talk show host, sports writer and has been in the media as a reporter and talker across the Southeast for many media outlets and is the creator of the Big J Report in Jacksonville, FL. and also writes about the Jacksonville Sharks for Arena Football Talk