Saint James Sharks
2012 Record: 3-7
Offense: 20.0 ppg (25th in Zone Nation)
Defense: 28.7 (23rd)
I want to see Josh Roper have a breakthrough year. This is his 3rd year as the Sharks quarterback and he's one tough customer. I've seen him get thrown around and run for his life. I'm glad to see him getting a big honor at Western Carolina camp and I'd love to see his hard work pay off with a great senior year. I'm interested to see how the Sharks do in non-region play - they've got a couple of 2A's, a couple of 1A's and a big test at Carolina Forest. I really want to see Tyrell Dukes make the Friday night highlights because I will no doubt use his Shark Badger nickname. I do believe that the Sharks are a tight knit unit and will battle for one of the last playoff spots in a tough region.
Worth a Watch
You've got to love the way Mark Fischer conducts himself. He comes right into Zone Media Day and tells Hags, "We're done talking about the cancer stuff, right?" He wants the focus to be back on Sharks football and trying to build a winning program. In case you missed it, you need to hear his words of inspiration after finding out his cancer was in remission. Click HERE to see Fischer's story. Another great story to check out is Nicole Meyers. A star on the soccer pitch, Meyers is poised to be the Sharks kicker in 2013, joining Tara Grimsley of Dillon as female kickers in the Zone Nation. This is not a publicity stunt. I saw Meyers first hand in a 2nd round playoff game at Doug Shaw Stadium and she was absolutely booming soccer balls. I emailed coach Fischer to tell him about the girl with the cannon leg and he said that she was kicking 40 yarders as the team manager last year. This year, she'll be putting a helmet on. Click HERE to see Nicole Meyers getting ready to become a varsity football kicker.
2012 Highlight Reels
Meet the 2013 Sharks