Column: Voodoo Bitten By Sharks In Rematch
Back on March 28th, the New Orleans Voodoo pulled off the upset of the year by beating the Jacksonville Sharks 51-50 at the Smoothie King Center. What a difference 8 weeks made. Since that game, starting quarterback Adam Kennedy has gone on injured reserve, the offense has struggled, and the Voodoo have won a game since. Saturday night, the Sharks came back to New Orleans and avenged their week 1 loss. Tommy Grady threw for 278 yards and 8 touchdowns as the Jacksonville Sharks beat the New Orleans Voodoo 70-41 at the Smoothie King Center on Saturday.
New Orleans started strong again, taking a 20-14 lead late in the second quarter. But after that, they could not stop the suddenly red hot offense of the Sharks. Starting with a 29 yard touchdown pass to Tiger Jones, the Sharks would score 42 unanswered points and never looked back from there.
The Voodoo are now 2-7 for the year and 1-7 since beating the Sharks in week 1. As if losing the game wasn’t bad enough, the Voodoo also traded defensive back Rashun Kizer to the LA KISS on Monday in exchange for future considerations. Can the Voodoo turn it around? They will visit the Tampa Bay Storm Saturday in their first matchup since the Train Wreck In Tampa in week 4.