Jacksonville shows up against Naples

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The first home game of the 2015 season was one that was highly anticipated. After starting the season with three long road games, Jacksonville was prepped to defend their home turf. Naples would travel to Jacksonville and realize that this game was not one that would taken lightly. By the first whistle at kickoff, Jacksonville came out turning on all cylinders and putting in a try within the first 5 minutes of the game by wing Sean Balaban. Minutes later Jacksonville would break the Naples line and after a few executed passes, another try would be scored from flanker Dennis Yarizadeh. Shortly after that try, center Tim Herff would break a few tackles and score a try of his own. Three tries within the first 20 minutes of the game. Jax did commit a penalty around the 40m line in Naples territory, which resulted in Naples going for the penalty kick. The kick would be short and Jacksonville would retain possession for most of the half, putting in a few more tries. When the halftime hooter went off, Jacksonville led. 31-0.

Once halftime began, Jacksonville did not shut it off. They kept momentum on their side and continued to control the game. The only downside was the amount of penalties that Jacksonville was committing throughout the game, but luckily it did not result in points. Highlight of the game was Balaban putting in three tries, but also it was everyone working as a unit. Once the 65 minute hit, Jacksonville would start to bring in their substitutions as they had a commanding lead. Overall it was a great team effort and good ball movement throughout the game. At the final play of the game, Naples would put one in, but it was little to late. Jacksonville would run away with the win 63-5.

Tries:
Sean Balaban- 3
Tim Herff- 2
Taylor Youngling- 2
Steven Krueger- 1
Adam Bearden- 1
Dennis Yarizadeh-1
James Campbell-1
Brian Moon- 1

Conversions:
Chris Potter- 2
Trace Horevitz- 2

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