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March 4, 2011
The Soul will have a couple of familiar faces on the roster when its opens regular-season play a week from today. Penn State lineman Jerome Hayes and and lineman Callahan Bright (Harriton High) made the team, as did defensive back Mike Brown and wide receivers Larry Brackins, the only two members of the Soul's 2008 championship team. Lineman DeJuan Alfonzo is expected to anchor a strong defensive line, and Brackins and Donovan Morgan are the team's top wide receivers. The Soul opens the 2011 season at Pittsburgh next Friday.
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July 3, 2011 | By the Inquirer Staff
DALLAS - The Dallas Vigilantes jumped out to a 13-0 lead and never trailed as they defeated the Soul, 58-41, in an Arena Football League game Saturday night. The Soul (5-11) fought to stay close throughout the game, but each score was answered by the Vigilantes (10-5). Donovan Morgan scored three touchdowns for the Soul, all in the second half, on pass receptions of 6, 27, and 28 yards. Syvelle Newton, Ty Nsekhe, and Larry Brockins had the other Philadelphia scores. For Dallas, Derrick Ross led the way with three rushing touchdowns of 2 yards each.
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April 5, 2012
The Soul will be shorthanded for Saturday's visit to Georgia. Star wide receiver Donovan Morgan fractured his left wrist in Sunday's loss to Cleveland and will be out 4 to 6 weeks, according to Soul GM Tom Goodhines. Reserve wide receiver Emory Sammons will be activated for the first time this season, and veteran Larry Brackins will see more playing time to compensate for Morgan's absence. Morgan leads the team with 23 catches and eight touchdowns, and is widely considered the face of the franchise.
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May 2, 2011
The Soul's defense forced four turnovers, turning two into scores, and held off the Iowa Barnstormers (2-5) for a 76-62 victory Saturday in Des Moines. Snapping a five-game losing streak, the Soul (2-5) posted its most points in a regular-season game since April 21, 2008 when it defeated the Columbus Destroyers, 76-55. "We still have some areas for improvement, but it was nice to get the victory," Soul coach Mike Hohensee said. "We capitalized on the turnovers and we were able to overcome our mistakes late in the game.
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July 8, 2011 | by Ed Barkowitz, o email
Cleveland Gladiators (9-6) at Soul (5-11) When: 8 o'clock Where: Wells Fargo Center (17,652) TV: NFL Network Radio: None Internet: www.PhiladelphiaSoul.com or www.NiftyTV.com . About the Gladiators: Cleveland has won three of its last four to take a one-game lead over Pittsburgh in the East Division with three to go . . . The Gladiators beat the Soul, 59-41, on May 21 behind four touchdown catches by wide receiver Robert...
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July 2, 2011 | By Kevin Tatum, Inquirer Staff Writer
At 5-10 going into their game Saturday against the Vigilantes in Dallas, the Soul have been mathematically eliminated from the Arena Football League playoffs. The Soul dropped their last three outings to take themselves out of the race. "Things didn't go the way we wanted them to go, so now it's about pride," said Donovan Morgan, the Soul's star wide receiver whose 1,712 receiving yards are tops in the AFL. Morgan, an AFL offensive player of the year candidate, is one of the members of the Soul who may get to play more football when the regular season ends.
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May 13, 2011
What: Georgia (5-3) at Soul (2-6) When: 7:05 Where: Wells Fargo Center TV/Radio: None. Internet: www.NiftyTV.com . or www.PhiladelphiaSoul.com . About the Force: Lost a shootout at home to Utah last week, 74-71, to end a two-game winning streak . . . Quarterback Brett Elliott (from Linfield College in Oregon) had career highs of nine touchdown passes and 374 yards last week . . . Georgia has always given the Soul fits and has won three of the four meetings between the two franchises . . . Rookie wide receiver Maurice Purify (Nebraska)
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March 18, 2011
The Soul are scheduled to play their second consecutive Arena Football League game on the road Friday when they travel to battle the Chicago Rush, the former team of Soul head coach Mike Hohensee. For the second straight week, the Soul will be playing in front of a national audience, with kickoff at 8 p.m. on the NFL Network. Both teams have plenty of offensive weapons. For the 1-0 Soul, quarterback Justin Allgood completed 25 of 36 passes for 300 yards and five touchdowns in a 58-52 victory last Friday over Pittsburgh.
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June 10, 2011 | by Ed Barkowitz, barkowe@phillynews.com
What: Soul (5-7) at Spokane (4-7) When: 8 o'clock Where: Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena (10,775) TV: NFL Network Radio: None Internet: www.PhiladelphiaSoul.com or www.NiftyTV.com About the Soul: Have won two in a row and are starting to think about getting back into the playoff race. They trail Georgia (7-5) by two games in the wild-card race and Pittsbugh (7-4) in the division . . . Quarterback Ryan Vena shook off a rough start last week to pull out a last-second win over Milwaukee . . . Donovan Morgan has 94 catches and is on pace for 141. Chris Jackson set the team record with 140 in 2008.
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June 19, 2015
SOUL AGENDA Who: Soul (10-2) at Los Angeles (2-9) When: Tomorrow, 11 p.m. Where: Honda Center (18,336). TV: ESPN2. On the web: soul.arenafootball.com/allaccess Line: Soul -11. About the Soul: Re-signed defensive end Teddy Jennings this week and will have him in the lineup. Jennings tied the franchise record last year with 11 sacks . . . Star linebacker Beau Bell is likely to miss his fourth consecutive game with a back injury. He spent last season with LA, where he registered 13 sacks and was first-team all-AFL.
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March 23, 2013 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
As the Soul prepare to open the Arena Football League season Saturday in Arizona, no one is being coy about expectations. After practice Tuesday, co-owner Ron Jaworski posed for a photo with coach Clint Dolezel, the pair gripping a football between them. "Next time with the trophy," Jaworski said. Bringing back the majority of a team that came, in Jaworski's words, within a "whisker" of a title last season, there's no sense tempering the optimism. "Championship," Jaworski said.
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August 11, 2012 | By Chad Graff, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the Arena Football League's training camps kicked off six months ago, Donovan Morgan talked with his Soul teammates about returning to his hometown of New Orleans. The Soul were preparing for the season opener in the Big Easy against the New Orleans VooDoo. But Morgan wasn't talking about going back for the season's first game. He was talking about going back for the season's last game - the championship game in New Orleans. Friday night, Morgan and his Soul teammates take on the Arizona Rattlers in ArenaBowl XXV at New Orleans Arena at 10:30 p.m. (NFL Network)
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August 10, 2012 | By Ed Barkowitz, Daily News Staff Writer
SOUL WIDE receiver Larry Brackins is playing like a guy who wants one more shot at the NFL. According to Ron Jaworski, a man clearly on the inside of such things, Brackins might very well get it. In the regular-season finale, Brackins had four touchdown catches. In the conference final, Brackins scored a league playoff record eight total TDs in what Jaworski called the best individual performance in an arena game he'd ever seen. But the touchdowns are only part of what makes Brackins an interesting candidate to play at the next level.
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July 30, 2012 | By Tyler Jett, Inquirer Staff Writer
Reyshaun Kizer intercepted a pass in the end zone, team owner Ron Jaworski kissed a pair of nuns seated next to him, and the Philadelphia Soul advanced to the American Conference Championship game - one win from the ArenaBowl. Kizer's interception with 18 seconds left - one of two by him in the game - sealed the Soul's 66-53 win against the New Orleans VooDoo on Saturday night in the first round of the Arena Football League playoffs at the Wells Fargo Center. With the win, the Soul will host the conference championship game Friday against the Jacksonville Sharks.
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July 27, 2012 | BY ED BARKOWITZ and Daily News Staff Writer
IN PREPARATION for Saturday's playoff game, the Soul's coaches popped in the video of the season opener against New Orleans. They might as well have shown one of the Jackass movies. Nobody got hit in the crotch with a sledgehammer or anything, but there were enough gaffes on tap to bring a chuckle throughout the team's film room. They were not the dominant team then that they are today. "We were laughing about how [sloppily] we played in that game," wide receiver Donovan Morgan pointed out. "We didn't look like the Soul.
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July 24, 2012 | By Ed Barkowitz and Daily News Staff Writer
WHEN THE EAGLES swooped in and basically plucked Tiger Jones off the Soul's roster in early July, Ron Jaworski suddenly found his team in need of a wide receiver. He scanned the waiver wire. Even considered Terrell Owens. But after another dominating performance Sunday night, that hole at wide receiver isn't so glaring. Philadelphia destroyed Utah, 69-34, and rolls into the playoffs with an eight-game winning streak and a league-best 15-3 mark. The chase for their first title since 2008 begins Saturday against New Orleans.
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April 5, 2012
The Soul will be shorthanded for Saturday's visit to Georgia. Star wide receiver Donovan Morgan fractured his left wrist in Sunday's loss to Cleveland and will be out 4 to 6 weeks, according to Soul GM Tom Goodhines. Reserve wide receiver Emory Sammons will be activated for the first time this season, and veteran Larry Brackins will see more playing time to compensate for Morgan's absence. Morgan leads the team with 23 catches and eight touchdowns, and is widely considered the face of the franchise.
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July 9, 2011 | By Kevin Tatum, Inquirer Staff Writer
With two games left in their season, and a berth in the Arena Football League playoffs beyond their reach, the Soul went out Friday night against the visiting Cleveland Gladiators and played as if the game meant something. The visitors, who arrived in Philadelphia in first place in the East Division of the AFL's American Conference, took a 49-21 thumping as the Soul snapped their four-game losing streak before a crowd of 9,761 at the Wells Fargo Center.   "I think we've always played with a purpose.
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July 8, 2011 | by Ed Barkowitz, o email
Cleveland Gladiators (9-6) at Soul (5-11) When: 8 o'clock Where: Wells Fargo Center (17,652) TV: NFL Network Radio: None Internet: www.PhiladelphiaSoul.com or www.NiftyTV.com . About the Gladiators: Cleveland has won three of its last four to take a one-game lead over Pittsburgh in the East Division with three to go . . . The Gladiators beat the Soul, 59-41, on May 21 behind four touchdown catches by wide receiver Robert...
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