2015 Jacksonville Sharks season

The 2015 Jacksonville Sharks season is the sixth season for the franchise in the Arena Football League. The team is coached by Les Moss and play their home games at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The Sharks finished 10-8 and qualified for the playoffs after missing out for the first time in franchise history the previous year.

2015 Jacksonville Sharks season
OwnerJeff Bouchy
Steve Curran
Larry Payne
Diva Nagula, D.O.
Head coachLes Moss
General managerLes Moss
Home fieldJacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Results
Record10–8
Division place2nd AC South
Playoff finishWon Conference Semifinals (Predators) 55-33
Won Conference Final (Soul) 61-56
Lost ArenaBowl XXVIII (San Jose) 47–68
Team DPYJoe Sykes

StandingsEdit

2015 American Conference standings
Team Overall Points Records
W L T PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
East Division
(1) Philadelphia Soul 15 3 0 .833 1060 823 6–0 11–3 9–0 6–3
(4) Cleveland Gladiators 8 10 0 .444 953 959 3–3 6–8 3–6 5–4
New Orleans VooDoo 3 14 1 .194 692 919 0–6 2–12 3–6 0–8–1
South Division
(2) Orlando Predators 12 6 0 .667 1023 951 5–1 10–4 7–2 5–4
(3) Jacksonville Sharks 10 8 0 .556 971 901 2–4 8–6 7–2 3–6
Tampa Bay Storm 7 11 0 .389 820 942 2–4 5–9 5–4 2–7

ScheduleEdit

Regular seasonEdit

The 2015 regular season schedule was released on December 19, 2014.[1]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Attendance Report
Score Record
1 Saturday March 28 8:00 p.m. EDT at New Orleans VooDoo L 50–51 0–1 Smoothie King Center 3,833 [2]
2 Friday April 3 8:00 p.m. EDT Orlando Predators L 54–55 0–2 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 8,741 [3]
3 Sunday April 12 4:00 p.m. EDT at Philadelphia Soul L 52–63 0–3 Wells Fargo Center 9,043 [4]
4 Friday April 17 8:00 p.m. EDT San Jose SaberCats L 48–68 0–4 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 7,596 [5]
5 Friday April 24 8:00 p.m. EDT Las Vegas Outlaws W 60–28 1–4 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 9,682 [6]
6 Saturday May 2 7:30 p.m. EDT at Tampa Bay Storm L 28–63 1–5 Amalie Arena 11,124 [7]
7 Friday May 8 7:00 p.m. EDT at Cleveland Gladiators W 46–43 2–5 Quicken Loans Arena 9,872 [8]
8 Saturday May 16 7:00 p.m. EDT Philadelphia Soul W 55–47 3–5 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 9,465 [9]
9 Saturday May 23 8:00 p.m. EDT at New Orleans VooDoo W 70–41 4–5 Smoothie King Center 4,021 [10]
10 Sunday May 31 6:00 p.m. EDT at Los Angeles KISS W 41–35 5–5 Honda Center 8,235 [11]
11 Saturday June 6 7:00 p.m. EDT Orlando Predators W 66–51 6–5 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 10,127 [12]
12 Friday June 12 7:30 p.m. EDT at Tampa Bay Storm L 56–63 6–6 Amalie Arena 12,602 [13]
13 Bye
14 Saturday June 27 7:00 p.m. EDT Cleveland Gladiators W 74–41 7–6 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 10,123 [14]
15 Bye
16 Saturday July 11 10:00 p.m. EDT at Portland Thunder L 48–72 7–7 Moda Center 7,123 [15]
17 Saturday July 18 7:00 p.m. EDT Philadelphia Soul W 74–67 8–7 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 9,745 [16]
18 Saturday July 25 7:00 p.m. EDT Tampa Bay Storm W 63–16 9–7 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 13,092 [17]
19 Saturday August 1 7:00 p.m. EDT at Orlando Predators L 50–64 9–8 Amway Center 12,184 [18]
20 Saturday August 8 7:00 p.m. EDT New Orleans VooDoo W 36–33 10–8 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 11,486 [19]

PlayoffsEdit

Round Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Attendance Report
AC Semifinals Saturday August 15 7:30 p.m. EDT at Orlando Predators W 55–33 Amway Center 9,186
AC Championship Sunday August 23 5:00 p.m. EDT at Philadelphia Soul W 61–56 Wells Fargo Center 9,378
ArenaBowl XXVIII Saturday August 29 7:00 p.m. EDT San Jose SaberCats L 47–68 Stockton Arena 9,115

RosterEdit

2015 Jacksonville Sharks roster
Quarterbacks

Fullbacks

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Kickers

Injured reserve

Refused to report

Other League Exempt

Inactive reserve

  • Currently vacant

League suspension

Recallable reassignment

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated August 26, 2015
24 Active, 11 Inactive

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2015 AFL Schedule" (PDF). ww.grfx.cstv.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved December 22, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Slow Start Sinks Sharks in Season Opener, 51-50". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. March 29, 2015. Retrieved April 1, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Sharks Drop Home Opener Against Predators on Friday Night, 55-54". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. April 3, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Sharks Stopped by Soul on Sunday, 63-52". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. April 12, 2015. Retrieved April 12, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Sharks Stall Against SaberCats on Friday Night, 68-48". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. April 17, 2015. Retrieved April 18, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Team Effort Helps Sharks Stifle Outlaws, 60-28". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. April 24, 2015. Retrieved April 26, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Sharks Unable to Withstand Storm's Surge, 63-28". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. May 2, 2015. Retrieved May 5, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Sharks Hold Off Gladiators For First Road Win, 46-43". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. May 9, 2015. Retrieved May 10, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Sharks Topple Soul on Saturday Night, 55-47". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. May 16, 2015. Retrieved May 17, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Sharks Swarm VooDoo on Saturday, 70-41". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. May 23, 2015. Retrieved May 23, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Sharks Outlast KISS for Fourth Straight Win, 41-35". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. May 31, 2015. Retrieved June 2, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Monster Second Half Lifts Sharks Over Predators, 66-51". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. June 6, 2015. Retrieved June 7, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Sharks' Streak Snapped By Storm, 63-56". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. June 12, 2015. Retrieved June 13, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Sharks Shred Gladiators on Saturday, 74-41". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. June 27, 2015. Retrieved June 28, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Mistakes Prove Costly as Sharks Fall in Portland, 72-48". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. July 12, 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Sharks Rip Soul in Fourth Quarter, 74-67". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. July 19, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "Sharks Clinch Playoff Spot With 63-16 Rout of Storm". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. July 25, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "Sharks Stumble in Orlando on Saturday, 64-50". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. August 2, 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "Sharks Close Out Regular Season With 36-33 Victory Over VooDoo". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. August 8, 2015. Retrieved August 8, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)