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.
July 3, 2011 |
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.
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.
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.
July 8, 2011 |
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...
July 2, 2011 |
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.
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)
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.
June 10, 2011 |
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.