The Carolina Cobras (2-1) travel south this week for their first rematch against the Jacksonville Sharks. With their only loss this season coming in their home opener, the Cobras will no doubt be looking for redemption in the shark tank this Saturday night.
The offense, being led by Charles McCullum, will be looking to put points up like they have the past two games, scoring 55 and 56 repectively. The offensive player of the week for the past two weeks has thrown over 10 touchdowns and and three rushing TDs to go with them is looking to found his groove in Greensboro. Exciting Cobra fans and aggravating defensive coordinators, expect to see McCullum to continue lighting up the scoreboard.
Coach Schmidt's defense has as also started to come together after giving up 55 points to the Sharks in their first bout. Cedric Poole has come alive and freshly signed quarterback, Adrain McPherson, is going to have his hands full with Dwayne Beckford and Tony Pulu causing havoc this past week for the Pirates offense.
Even with the good football the Cobras are playing, you can't count the Sharks out. After signing Adrian McPherson, who is in his seventh season of arena football, most playing for the Los Angeles KISS in 2015. He's a 6'3" 220lbs gunslinger, completing 51% of his passes for 18 touchdowns while only throwing one interception. The Sharks also added wide receiver Tom Gilson, a six year verteran, who in 2017 with the Cleveland Gladiators, caughtw 18 passes for 200 yards and a touchdown. In 2016, with the Portland Steel, he caught 132 receptions for 1300 yards and 14 touchdowns. With these two signings, it's apparent that the Sharks are wanting to turn around this two game skid they've been on a return to their winning ways.
If you are in the Jacksonville area, make your way out Saturday night at 7:00 to Veterans Memorial Arena for what will be no doubt a fast pace, hard hitting, high scoring game. If you aren't able to make it to the game, it's available for live stream on YouTube.