2012 Jacksonville Sharks season

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2012 Jacksonville Sharks season
Head coach Les Moss
Home field Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Results
Record 10–8
Division place 1st AC South
Playoff finish Won Conference Semifinals (Force) 58–56
Lost Conference Championship (Soul) 34–89

The 2012 Jacksonville Sharks season was the third season for the franchise in the Arena Football League (AFL), coming off of their victory in ArenaBowl XXIV. The team was coached by Les Moss and played their home games at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. With a 10–8 record in the regular season, the Sharks won their third consecutive division championship. However, they were denied an opportunity at an ArenaBowl championship repeat when they were defeated 89–34 in the American Conference Championship game by the Philadelphia Soul.

Standings[edit]

South Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
y-Jacksonville Sharks 10 8 .556 930 884 4–4 8–6 6–4 4–4
x-Georgia Force 9 9 .500 812 923 5–3 8–5 5–4 4–5
x-New Orleans VooDoo 8 10 .444 979 995 5–3 7–5 4–5 4–5
Tampa Bay Storm 8 10 .444 1021 1108 4–4 7–7 7–2 1–8
Orlando Predators 4 14 .222 770 902 2–6 4–11 4–5 0–9

y - Clinched division
x - Clinched playoff berth

Schedule[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Sharks had a bye week in week 1 and began the season on the road in week 2 against the Kansas City Command on March 16. Their first home game was on March 24 against the Georgia Force. They traveled to Pittsburgh to face the Pittsburgh Power on July 20 in their final regular season game.[1]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Report
Score Record
1 Bye
2 Friday March 16 8:30 p.m. EDT at Kansas City Command W 52–28 1–0 Sprint Center [2]
3 Saturday March 24 7:00 p.m. EDT Georgia Force L 41–69 1–1 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [3]
4 Friday March 30 7:30 p.m. EDT at Tampa Bay Storm L 69–71 1–2 Tampa Bay Times Forum [4]
5 Bye
6 Friday April 13 8:00 p.m. EDT Utah Blaze L 67–75 1–3 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [5]
7 Saturday April 21 7:30 p.m. EDT at Cleveland Gladiators W 54–49 2–3 Quicken Loans Arena [6]
8 Saturday April 28 7:00 p.m. EDT Spokane Shock L 48–56 2–4 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [7]
9 Friday May 4 8:00 p.m. EDT New Orleans VooDoo W 41–37 3–4 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [8]
10 Saturday May 12 7:05 p.m. EDT at Philadelphia Soul W 38–56 3–5 Wells Fargo Center [9]
11 Saturday May 19 7:00 p.m. EDT Iowa Barnstormers W 55–19 4–5 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [10]
12 Friday May 25 8:00 p.m. EDT at Orlando Predators W 55–37 5–5 Amway Center [11]
13 Saturday June 2 7:00 p.m. EDT Tampa Bay Storm W 71–61 6–5 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [12]
14 Saturday June 9 7:00 p.m. EDT at Georgia Force L 39–56 6–6 Arena at Gwinnett Center [13]
15 Saturday June 16 7:00 p.m. EDT Philadelphia Soul L 27–62 6–7 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [14]
16 Saturday June 23 7:00 p.m. EDT Cleveland Gladiators W 56–42 7–7 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [15]
17 Saturday June 30 8:00 p.m. EDT at New Orleans VooDoo L 55–65 7–8 New Orleans Arena [16]
18 Friday July 6 8:00 p.m. EDT Milwaukee Mustangs W 50–32 8–8 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [17]
19 Saturday July 14 7:00 p.m. EDT Orlando Predators W 48–30 9–8 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [18]
20 Friday July 20 8:00 p.m. EDT at Pittsburgh Power W 64–39 10–8 Consol Energy Center [19]

Playoffs[edit]

Round Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Report
AC Semifinals Saturday July 28 7:00 p.m. EDT Georgia Force W 58–56 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [20]
AC Championship Friday August 3 8:00 p.m. EDT at Philadelphia Soul L 34–89 Wells Fargo Center [21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sharks Announce 2012 Schedule". Jacksonville Sharks. October 6, 2011. Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sharks Take Down Command, 52–28". Jacksonville Sharks. March 16, 2012. Retrieved March 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sharks Fall to Force in Home Opener, 69–41". Jacksonville Sharks. March 16, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Sharks Fall 71–69 on Last-Second Score". Jacksonville Sharks. March 30, 2012. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Sharks Defeated in See-Saw Tilt, 75–67". Jacksonville Sharks. April 13, 2012. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Sharks Topple Gladiators 54–49 on Saturday Night". Jacksonville Sharks. April 21, 2012. Retrieved April 22, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Sharks' Late Surge Falls Short in 56–48 Loss". Jacksonville Sharks. April 28, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Sharks Charge From Behind to Top VooDoo, 41–37". Jacksonville Sharks. May 4, 2012. Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Big Second Half Leads Soul Past Sharks, 56–38". Jacksonville Sharks. May 12, 2012. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Sharks Roll Over Barnstomers, 55–19". Jacksonville Sharks. May 19, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Sharks Rip Preds, 55–37, for Second Straight Win". Jacksonville Sharks. May 25, 2012. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Sharks Top Storm for Third Straight Victory, 71–61". Jacksonville Sharks. June 2, 2012. Retrieved June 3, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Sharks Stumble in Second Half in 56–39 Loss to Force". Jacksonville Sharks. June 9, 2012. Retrieved June 9, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Early Miscues Cost Sharks in 62–27 Loss to Soul". Jacksonville Sharks. June 16, 2012. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Four Picks Lead Shark to 56–42 Win over Gladiators". Jacksonville Sharks. June 23, 2012. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Sharks Fall to VooDoo in Divisional Clash, 65–55". Jacksonville Sharks. June 30, 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Sharks' Defense Dominant in 50–32 Win over Mustangs". Jacksonville Sharks. July 6, 2012. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Sharks Clinch Playoff Berth with 48–30 Win over Predators". Jacksonville Sharks. July 14, 2012. Retrieved July 15, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Sharks Stomp Power to Clinch South Division Title". Jacksonville Sharks. July 20, 2012. Retrieved July 21, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Capozolli Kicks Sharks into Conference Championship". Jacksonville Sharks. July 28, 2012. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Sharks Eliminated by Soul in American Conference Championship Game". Jacksonville Sharks. August 3, 2012. Retrieved August 4, 2012.