Sharks Clip Talons Wings in Waning Seconds

05/01/2010 11:50 PM -

In the first half, the teams traded blows with no one being able to put together a defensive stop. The Sharks however had the upper hand with Tulsa missing on two extra points to give Jacksonville a 28 to 26 lead at the half.

Amongst all the first half scoring, QB Aaron Garcia tossed his 900th touchdown pass to Sale’ Key.

The scoring continued with the opening of the second half with teams trading blows. The Talons were the first to get a defensive stop as Aaron Garcia’s pass was intercepted in the end zone.

The Sharks and Talons traded leads back and forth – as well as trading turnovers. The league-best Sharks defense delivered, sacking Talons quarterback Justin Allgood, forcing a fumble which would be returned 29 yards for a touchdown … high stepping all the way. This put the Sharks back in the lead, but not for long as the offense exploded in the fourth quarter with 47 points of combined offense.

It was clear, which ever team had the ball last would win this contest. Tulsa methodically drained the clock to score, which they accomplished. After the score, which put the Talons up by 4 points, the Sharks had but seconds left. A kick return by Jomo Wilson brought the Sharks within striking distance, but only enough time for one final play. Garcia’s pass was nearly completed in the middle of the end zone, but fell to the floor as time expired. A flag also fell near by.

The call was pass interference on the Talons, giving the Sharks one last untimed play – a similar situation for the Talons. In the Talons previous game, the Arizona Rattlers were given one final untimed down to score, which they capitalized on to win by one point. The Talons fell to the same fate two week in a row as Garcia found Dallas Baker for Baker’s fourth receiving touchdown of the game, giving the Sharks a two-point lead and the win.