Predators prepare to take on division rival Jacksonville Sharks


Danny Morales / Valencia Voice

Greg Carr (left) is the Predators to wide receiver going into Thursday’s Week 14 matchup against the Sharks.

Returning from a blowout win against the San Antonio Talons, the Orlando Predators are back in town to face the division rival Jacksonville Sharks on Thursday, June 12 at the CFE Arena.

After suffering from a two-game losing streak against Pittsburgh and Iowa, the Predators (7-5) defeated San Antonio (1-11) 58-39.

Orlando native Bernard Morris started as quarterback and completed 13-22 passes for 188 yards and three touchdowns, while running in two more. Former starting signal-caller Jason Boltus also returned to the field but only for two snaps, one for a five-yard completion, the other he fumbled the snap.

“I think he did great, he did everything that we asked of him.” said head coach Rob Keefe about Morris starting at quarterback, “I think the state he is in now with us, he’s learning more about the offense, he’s getting on the same page as his receiver, he’s managing the hole well and I couldn’t be more pleased with his performance.”

Orlando is currently seated atop the division with a 7-5 record. Tampa is second at 6-6 and Jacksonville holds third with a 4-7 record.

The Predators have met Jacksonville two times previously this season and won both games, 49-47 and 59-50.

Contrary to WESH2’s Larry Ridley, who reported the ownership would be announced on Monday, June 2, the Predators have yet to name new ownership, saying that Ridley “was misinformed,” about the situation.

Kickoff for Thursday’s game will be at 7:30 p.m. and the game can be viewed live on

Tickets for this game can also be bought by calling 407-648-4444.