COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus's bid for revenge against Jacksonville came up short, as a strong defensive second half by the Sharks shut down the Lion offense in Week 7.
In the second half, the Lions were outscored 16-7 and couldn't pull off the victory over the top team in the league.
Things were tight in the first half, as the Lions had a 10-point lead in the 2nd quarter thanks to a turnover and a touchdown from Darren Daniel to Jarmon Fortson.
Jacksonville came back and scored a pair of touchdowns to take a 21-20 lead into halftime.
They got separation in the 3rd quarter, as the Lions were held scoreless while Jacksonville put up 16 points thanks to great plays on both offense and defense.
Columbus got a late touchdown to pull within nine, but it wasn't enough. The Lions fall to 3-3 on the year while Jacksonville remains unbeaten at 6-0 and in the top spot in the National Arena League.
Next week, Columbus hosts the Monterrey Steel, a 3-1 team just ahead of the Lions in the standings, in 3rd place. Kickoff set for 7 eastern inside the Columbus Civic Center.