Jacksonville Sports Day

AFL: Jacksonville Sharks Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

The Philadelphia Soul (13-3) had two late costly turnovers and couldn’t hold off the Jacksonville Sharks (8-7) in the second half as they fell 74-67 in front of 9,475 fans at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday night.

“This is not the way we wanted to go into a Bye Week,” Soul head coach Clint Dolezel said. “Late turnovers will always kill you, but more importantly, it is about finishing a game. This needs to be playoff mode for us. We can’t make the mental mistakes this time of year. Jacksonville is a playoff-quality team and we will need to learn from the mistakes we made and get healthy.”

 Jacksonville’s Tommy Grady completed 18-of-29 passes for 301 yards, seven touchdowns and no interception.

Tiger Jones led the Sharks receivers with eight receptions for 148 yards and three touchdowns, while Joe Hills added six catches for 115 yards and three touchdown.

Offensive Player: Jacksonville’s Tommy Grady
Defensive Player: Jacksonville’s Greg Reid
AFL Playmaker: Jacksonville’s Greg Reid
Catch of the Game: Philadelphia’s Harvey Binford’s 46-yard TD in the first quarter.
Highlight of the Game: Jacksonville’s Greg Reid 50-yard INT return for a TD.

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