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Week Seven Preview: Mammoths vs. Sharks

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Mammoths look to end Sharks win streak

PORTLAND- The Maine Mammoths (1-4) head over to Jacksonville, Florida as they take on the Jacksonville Sharks for the second time this season. The first time the Mammoths faced the Sharks, it was in the Cross Insurance Arena and wasn’t quite the outcome they wanted, with a score of 31-48. The Mammoths are searching for ways to end their current drought of two losses in a row. Also, the Sharks are on a win streak, seeking their third in a row. The Mammoths are looking to put an end to that.

In last week’s match-up against the Massachusetts Pirates, the Mammoths impressed the Pirates crowd by holding Massachusetts to only seven points in the first half. Another great performer was kicker, Henry Nell. Nell accounted for 13 of the 19 points for the Mammoths at halftime during the game last week. He ended regulation with the first-ever drop-kick attempt in NAL history and successfully made it. That historic kick was also the very first successful drop-kick in any arena league for the last 11 years. Nell was 3-of-3 for PAT’s, 2-of-2 for Field Goals, made four deuces, and made the historic Drop-Kick.

To add onto the impressive performance last week, quarterback Jonathan Bane was 20-of-40 for 193 yards, four touchdowns, three interceptions, and one fumble; he also rushed four times for 28 yards. His top target last week was wide receiver Edgar Poe Jr. with 10 receptions for 71 yards and one touchdown. Devante Jenkins saw number two for the Mammoths with five receptions for 39 yards. Devin Wilson made three catches for 50 yards and two touchdowns, one of which was in overtime, shortly before the Pirates quickly scored on the Mammoths to win the game.

The Mammoths defense had an impressive first half, as they allowed only seven points to the Pirates who averages just under 30 points in the first half. Unfortunately, it didn’t end up the way they wanted it to, losing 44-43.

Against his former team, Devin Wilson should have an impressive game. Last time he went up against the Sharks, he totaled five receptions for 61 yards and two touchdowns. In his old arena, Wilson could have an even more impressive night than he did in front of his current home crowd.

Saturday's game will be shown on YouTube Live and will be posted on the team’s social media pages. That will provide all the information on how to watch the game live on your phone or your computer.

The Mammoths are at home next week, as they try to avenge themselves against the Massachusetts Pirates in the Cross Insurance Arena on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm (ET).

The Maine Mammoths are members of the National Arena League (NAL). Founded in 2017, the Maine Mammoths will play their inaugural season in 2018 at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, ME.  Mammoth Season Ticket Memberships are on sale now call (207) 228-1138 or visit mainemammoths.com. Follow the Mammoths on Facebook at facebook.com/mainemammoths, twitter.com/mainemammoths and, instagram.com/mainemammoths.

The National Arena League was founded in 2016 and hosted its inaugural season in 2017 as the premier league in arena football. The National Arena League will kick off its second season in April of 2018. For more information regarding expansion opportunities or partnerships, contact Commissioner Chris Siegfried at chris@nationalarenaleague.com or Expansion Chairman Jeff Bouchy at jeff@nationalarenaleague.com. For more information about the NAL visit www.nationalarenaleague.com, facebook.com/nationalarenaleauge, twitter.com/NALfootball, Instagram.com/natiionalarenaleague.

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