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Houston County Sharks take down Macon Mayhem in wheelchair football exhibition

The exhibition game raised over $1200 for the Houston County Sharks, who are currently in the middle of their wheelchair football season./(Cam Gaskins, WGXA)

KATHLEEN, Ga. -- The Macon Mayhem are gearing up for their last three games of the season and preparing for another postseason run to defend their President's Cup title. But today, they had a very different kind of competition on their hands.

The Mayhem squared up with the Houston County Sharks for a wheelchair basketball exhibition at Veterans High School. The Blue Sweaters proved to be no match for the Sharks, falling by a final score of 45-39.


The event raised over $1200 as a fundraiser for the Sharks, who compete in several wheelchair sports across the state of Georgia.

"It's awesome. We love getting out in the community and doing what we can," Mayhem captain Daniel Gentzler said. "It hopefully brings some happiness to other people, so we love it."

The Mayhem struggled to make the adjustments to their wheelchairs in the first half, taking a 26-16 defecit into halftime. They would put together a better offensive showing in the second half, but it wasn't enough to catch the Sharks.

Now the team will shift its focus back to the ice. The Mayhem wrap up their season with a three-game weekend set. They have the Pensacola Ice Flyers at home on Thursday, then they hit the road on Friday to take on the Birmingham Bulls, then they close out their season at home on Saturday when the Evansville Thunder Bolts come to the Centreplex.

The Mayhem are currently in a battle for second place in the SPHL standings, trailing the Ice Flyers by one point for the No. 2 spot in the standings.


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