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Lions drop Sharks to stay in first

A Jacksonville touchdown with 10 seconds left made things interesting between the Sharks and Columbus Lions. Patrick McCain found Tom Gilson in the endzone to make the score 46-43 Lions with the extra point coming.

It’s there that the Lions defense took over. Jacksonville went for two, but the Columbus defense swarmed McCain. The Sharks QB fumbled, and Lions DB Kyle Griswould scooped the ball up and scored, giving two more points to Columbus, making it 48-43 and effectively sealing the win.

Their defense got a huge turnover on downs with 5:52 remaining in the 4th. Lions were up 43-37, and the Sharks couldn’t get a first down, giving Columbus the ball back. That drive resulted in a field goal, giving them the 46-37 lead.

Columbus moves to 8-3 on the year and remains in sole possession of first place. Massachusetts beat Lehigh Valley on Saturday as well, so they move to second at 9-4. Jacksonville drops to 4th with an 8-5 record.

Up next, the Lions play the Maine Mammoths (3-8) on the road. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. eastern on Saturday July 14t

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