Game 14 - Sharks at Thunder, 7.11.15, 7 p.m. Jul 3, 2015 18:56:57 GMT -8
Post by DiamondThief on Jul 3, 2015 18:56:57 GMT -8
Jacksonville Sharks at Portland Thunder
What: The Sharks come to the Rose City to try to get revenge on the Thunder.
When: Saturday, July 11, 7 p.m. (PT).
Where: Moda Center at the Rose Quarter; Portland, Oregon.
Thunder Media: TV - CSNNW. Radio - 750/102.9 The Game.
National Media: Stream - ESPN3.
This season: N/A.
Series History: Thunder lead the series, 1-0.
Note: This is the final inter-conference game of the season for both teams.
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Arena Football League Schedule and Results 2015
Portland Thunder Schedule 2015
Portland Thunder Season Preview
The Sharks are 7-6 overall, 3-4 on the road and 3-0 in inter-conference games. They are coming off a 74-41 home win over the Cleveland Gladiators on June 27. They are averaging 58.3 points per game and are allowing 49.9 points per game. The Sharks are second in the South Division and third in the American Conference..
The Thunder are 3-10 overall, 3-4 at home and 0-4 in inter-conference play. They are coming off a 48-46 road loss to the Las Vegas outlaws on June 28. They are averaging 46.7 points per game and are allowing 56.1 points per game. The Thunder are third in the Pacific Division and fifth in the National Conference.
Yards per Game - Sharks 301.0; Thunder 250.2
3rd Down Conversion - Sharks 49.4; Thunder 41.6%
4th Down Conversion - Sharks 53.8; Thunder 32.3%
Total Tackles - Sharks 471; Thunder 413
Tackles for Loss - Sharks 38; Thunder 32
Total Sacks - Sharks 24; Thunder 17
Fumbles - Sharks 15; Thunder 7
Interceptions - Sharks 19; Thunder 8
Sharks' FB Derrick Ross (photo courtesy itemonline.com)
# - name (pos)
2 - London Crawford (WR)
4 - Tommy Grady (QB)
5 - Chris Smith (DB)
6 - LaRoche Jackson (DB)
9 - Xavier Brewer (DB)
10 - Terrance Smith (DB)
11 - Anthony Jones (WR)
14 - Lee Chapple (QB)
17 - Alvin Ray Jackson (JLB)
19 - Joe Sykes (DE)
21 - Greg Reid (DB)
25 - Johnathan Haggerty (WR)
28 - Julian Rauch (K)
39 - Derrick Ross (FB)
40 - Pierre Turner (MLB)
56 - Jerry Turner (DE)
62 - Raymond McNeil (C)
69 - Wayne Tribue (OL)
72 - Conelius Lewis (OL)
81 - Joe Hills (WR)
91 - Nicolas Jean-Baptiste (NG)
93 - Moqut Ruffins (OL)
95 - Richard Berry (DE)
99 - Jason Holman (C)
Les Moss - Head Coach
Brian Ferguson - Assistant Head Coach
Passing Yards - Tommy Grady 3,441
Passing TDs - Tommy Grady 71
Rushing Yards - Derrick Ross 454
Rushing TDs - Derrick Ross 25
Receptions - Anthony Jones 110
Receiving Yards - Anthony Jones 1,564
Receiving TDs - Anthony Jones 30
Tackles - Terrance Smith 55.5
Sacks - Joe Sykes 15
Interceptions - Alvin Jackson 6
Kick Return Ave - LaRoche Jackson 16.8
Kick Return TD - two with 1
* not on active roster
Thunder DB Varmah Sonie (photo courtesy Portland Thunder via twitter)
# - name (pos)
2 - Duane Brooks (WR/KR)
3 - Kyle Rowley (QB)
5 - V'Keon Lacey (WR)
6 - Jared Perry (WR)
7 - Marquis Jackson (DL)
8 - KC Obi (DL)
9 - Jake McDonough (OL/DL)
11 - Dexter Dabis (JLB)
13 - Matt Pierce (DB)
14 - Maurice Williams (WR)
15 - Perez Ashford (WR)
16 - De'Mon Glanton (DB)
17 - Matt Pierce (DB)
18 - Alex Carder (QB)
20 - Bryce Peila (JLB)
21 - Dwight McLean (DB)
23 - Zach Ramirez (K)
24 - Andre' Martin (DB)
50 - Jeraill McCuller (OL)
52 - Frank Trotter (DL)
70 - John Martinez (OL)
73 - Sam Longo (OL)
79 - John Collins (OL)
99 - Robert Hayes (MLB)
Adrian Hamilton (DE)
Varmah Sonie (DB)
Mike Hohensee - Head Coach
Ernesto Purnsley - Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator
Lee Johnson - Special Teams Coordinator/Assistant Defensive Coordinator
Will Harrell - Offensive/Defensive Line Coach
Passing Yards - Kyle Rowley 2,437
Passing TDs - Kyle Rowley 44
Rushing Yards - John Martinez 43
Rushing TDs - John Martinez 10
Receptions - V'Keon Lacey 68
Receiving Yards - Jared Perry 861
Receiving TDs - Jared Perry 20
Tackles - Osagie Odiase 61.5*
Sacks - Marquis Jackson 5.5
Interceptions - two with 2 2
Kick Return Ave - Duane Brooks 22.6
Kick Raturn TDs - Duane Brooks 6
* not on active roster
SHARKS: Jacksonville dropped their first four games, but are solidifying themselves for a playoff spot after winning six of their last seven. Their talent level is considered one of the highest in the AFL. Fullback Derrick Ross leads all AFL players in rush attempts (113), yards (444) and touchdowns (25), and it's not even close. He is a threat to score or to pick up a first down on any play. Tommy Grady is a solid quarterback who ranks fourth in the league in both passing yards and touchdowns. Anthony "Tiger" Jones tops the league in receiving yards and Joe Hills is a very reliable second option at receiver. Joe Sykes' 13 sacks leads the AFL. Alvin Ray Jackson and Greg Reid have 6 and 5 interceptions, respectively.
THUNDER: Portland is a mess on the field and in the front office (just 21 months into the franchise's existence, their fifth team president has resigned). Right now they are on the outside looking in when it comes to the playoff race. While quarterback Kyle Rowley is sixth in the league in passing yards , he has completed just 58.3 percent of his passes this season. Jared Perry has 27 receptions for 429 and 10 touchdowns in his last three games. John Martinez had 4 rushing touchdowns in the last game against the Outlaws. The big news of the week is the return of defensive back Varmah Sonie at defensive back, who had 9 interceptions last season and was named to the AFL all-first team. The Thunder have just 8 picks this season.
Thunder head coach Mike Hohensee
“I don’t know how many we need to win. but we need to win as many as possible, and win in good fashion, so if we do get into the playoffs, we have some momentum.”
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