NAL: Jacksonville Sharks Defeat Fayetteville Mustangs

Special to Florida Sports Wire

JACKSONVILLE ( Jacksonville (5-2) welcomed Fayetteville (4-3) to the Tank on Saturday night. The Sharks looked to continue their winning ways back home after taking down the Mustangs 73-53 at the Crown Coliseum earlier this season. It was the battle of two-point conversion attempts, with the teams combining for only one extra point attempt.

The Sharks took down the Mustangs, 63-35, to ruin Fayetteville's undefeated road record. 

The Jacksonville offense did not see the field for the game's first five minutes. An early touchdown by Fayetteville made it 6-0, but a blocked extra point kept the opposition from adding any more. The proceeding kickoff bounced off the post, and Fayetteville recovered the ball at their ten-yard line. 

The Sharks, however, got the ball right back, thanks to a fumble forced by Taylor Sanders and recovered by Gibril Ghee. The Sharks went down the field quickly, and Sam Castronova scored by himself on a two-yard rush. 

There was a string of injuries for both teams to start the game. Mustangs quarterback Rakeem Cato left after the second play but was able to return to the game in the second half; at the time, he was replaced by James Summers, who also left the game in the second quarter with an injury. 

For the Sharks, recently acquired kicker Marc Orozco, who has four deuces in two games, left the game in the first quarter. Eddie Brill Jr. took over as kicker.  

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