Predators come away with last second win over rival Sharks


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Gerald Young returned a missed field goal 49- yards for a touchdown with 1 second left in the game.

Gerald Young returned a missed field goal 49-yards for a touchdown with one second left on the clock, to give the Orlando Predators a last second 57-50 victory over the Jacksonville Sharks on Saturday.

The Predators tied the game at 50-50 with 14 seconds left in the fourth quarter, and used the Young touchdown return to ensure the game wouldn’t go to overtime.

Jacksonville had one last chance with a final kickoff return, but failed to make it past the 15-yard line, sealing the win for Orlando.

Newly activated quarterback Bernard Morris started the game for the Predators, getting the nod over the AFL’s second leading passer Jason Boltus, Morris finished the game with seven touchdown passes.

Orlando failed to score in the entire third quarter, but used 30 points in the fourth quarter to come away with their second win of the season over Jacksonville.

With the win the Predators improve their record to 6-3 for the season and extend their lead in the South Division to three games.

The Predators next game will be at home on Saturday, May 24 against the Pittsburgh Power. Kickoff for the game against Pittsburgh is set for 7:30 p.m. and the game can be watched on the Watch ESPN app.