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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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April 24, 2014
LARRY BRACKINS, the last link to the Soul's 2008 title team, has been traded to Orlando, as the team continues to shape its roster amid injuries and a slow start. Brackins, a 6-5 wide receiver, spent six seasons with the Soul and is the team's all-time leader in touchdown catches. His most memorable play was stretching for a touchdown on the final play as the Soul avoided an upset by New York in the first round of the 2008 playoff run, which ended in the franchise's only championship.
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April 9, 2013
THE SOUL scored 34 unanswered points and rolled host Orlando, 61-33, on Saturday night. Quarterback Dan Raudabaugh threw for 250 yards and seven touchdowns to lead the Soul (1-1) to an emphatic victory over their former coach. Fullback Derrick Ross also rumbled for a 44-yard touchdown, a significant distance for the 50-yard field. Orlando got two defensive touchdowns from linebacker Marcus Everett to jump out to a 14-0 lead before the Soul got rolling. Ross' TD capped the 34-point run. Ryan McDaniel led the Soul receivers with seven catches for 103 yards and a score.
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April 29, 2013
THE SOUL gave up eight touchdown passes to Bernard Morris and fell to visiting Jacksonville on Saturday, 55-53. Two of the Soul's (2-3) three losses came against Jacksonville (6-0) and Arizona (4-1). Philly still holds a slim lead over Pittsburgh (1-3) in the Eastern Division. Tiger Jones led the Soul with nine receptions for 148 yards and a rushing touchdown. Andrae Thurman had seven catches for 93 yards. Thurman and Larry Brackins split Dan Raudabaugh's four touchdown passes.
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July 7, 2013
Saturday at 7:05 p.m., Wells Fargo Center Records: Soul, 9-5; Rush, 8-6. About the Soul: With a win, the Soul can tie for first place in the American Conference with the Jacksonville Sharks (10-6). . . . The Soul have won five of their last six games. . . . The Soul beat the Rush, 72-41, in their first meeting and lead the series, 4-3. . . . The Soul average 59.3 points per game, third in the Arena Football League. . . . QB Dan Raudabaugh is first in the league in passing yards (3,800)
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June 24, 2013
T HE SOUL got another strong effort by the defense and routed Iowa, 54-30, Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Philadelphia has won three in a row for the first time this season and improved to 8-5. "We're getting into a groove as a team and our performance is starting to show that," said Soul coach Clint Dolezel. Dan Raudabaugh went 12-for-15 for 142 yards and four touchdowns - two each to Tiger Jones and Ryan McDaniel. Wide receiver Larry Brackins switched over to the defense when James Romain sustained a gruesome injury.
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August 12, 2012 | Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - Maurice Purify caught a record seven touchdown passes and the Arizona Rattlers won the ArenaBowl with a 72-54 win over the Soul on Friday night. Arizona won its third league championship and first since 1997. Purify, who averaged a league-best 128.8 yards receiving per game this season, had nine catches for 143 yards and broke the previous record of five scoring catches. Rattlers quarterback Nick Davila tied an ArenaBowl record with nine touchdown passes. He completed 23 of 30 passes for 266 yards.
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June 23, 2013 | By Tyler R. Tynes, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Soul jumped out to a 27-6 lead in the first half and never looked back as they defeated the Iowa Barnstormers, 54-30, in an Arena Football League game in front of 8,048 fans at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night. Although they lost three of their first five games, the Soul (8-5) now lead the East Division, are second in the American Conference, and second in the Arena Football League's power rankings behind the Arizona Rattlers. "We play one game at a time," said head coach Clint Dolezel, who is in his first season with the Soul.
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March 31, 2015
THE SOUL reworked its roster and, for one game at least, also changed its luck. Ryan McDaniel made an acrobatic touchdown catch with 12 seconds left as the new-look Soul opened the season with a 70-63 win over host Orlando. A year ago, the Soul lost a half-dozen games in the closing seconds and stumbled to a 9-9 record. The team responded by turning over the lineup with 14 new players on the 25-man roster. McDaniel, one of the holdovers from a year ago, had 10 catches for 150 yards and three touchdowns.
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August 12, 2013 | By Dan Ryan, For The Inquirer
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The truest sign of Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh's efficiency was how little damage two second-half interceptions made in the Soul's bid for a second consecutive ArenaBowl appearance. With seven consecutive scoring possessions and enough defensive stops providing more than enough cushion, the Soul fended off a Jacksonville Sharks charge, regained control, and posted a 75-59 victory in the American Conference championship game before a Veterans Memorial Arena crowd of 9,161 Saturday night.
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May 20, 2016 | By Ed Barkowitz, STAFF WRITER
THE DEMOCRATIC National Convention is two months away, and already it's causing headaches. At least for the Soul. Get a good look at the boys in powder blue. Though they are less than halfway through the regular season, Saturday is the final true home game of the year. And it's a big one. The Orlando Predators (7-0), the last undefeated team in the AFL, come to town holding a one-game lead over the Soul (6-1) in the American Conference. Saturday's winner will gain a significant tiebreaker.
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March 31, 2015
THE SOUL reworked its roster and, for one game at least, also changed its luck. Ryan McDaniel made an acrobatic touchdown catch with 12 seconds left as the new-look Soul opened the season with a 70-63 win over host Orlando. A year ago, the Soul lost a half-dozen games in the closing seconds and stumbled to a 9-9 record. The team responded by turning over the lineup with 14 new players on the 25-man roster. McDaniel, one of the holdovers from a year ago, had 10 catches for 150 yards and three touchdowns.
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April 24, 2014
LARRY BRACKINS, the last link to the Soul's 2008 title team, has been traded to Orlando, as the team continues to shape its roster amid injuries and a slow start. Brackins, a 6-5 wide receiver, spent six seasons with the Soul and is the team's all-time leader in touchdown catches. His most memorable play was stretching for a touchdown on the final play as the Soul avoided an upset by New York in the first round of the 2008 playoff run, which ended in the franchise's only championship.
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August 19, 2013 | By Dan Ryan, For The Inquirer
ORLANDO - If he had to lose, Soul receiver Tiger Jones would rather get blown out than lose like his team did to Arizona in Saturday's ArenaBowl. A disappointing day continued the Soul's frustrations against the Rattlers, as Arizona won, 48-39, before an Amway Center crowd of 12,039 and a national TV audience. The big play eluded the Soul all day. The sequence that symbolized the afternoon came in the final minute, when it looked as if the Soul might pull off a heart-stopping comeback.
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August 12, 2013 | By Dan Ryan, For The Inquirer
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The truest sign of Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh's efficiency was how little damage two second-half interceptions made in the Soul's bid for a second consecutive ArenaBowl appearance. With seven consecutive scoring possessions and enough defensive stops providing more than enough cushion, the Soul fended off a Jacksonville Sharks charge, regained control, and posted a 75-59 victory in the American Conference championship game before a Veterans Memorial Arena crowd of 9,161 Saturday night.
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August 2, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
DOUG PLANK says he abruptly left the Soul last year because he needed a different challenge. Boy, did he get it. Plank was the Soul's coach in 2012 and took them all the way to the AFL championship game. Shortly after losing to Arizona, he dropped his resignation on Ron Jaworski's desk and headed out of town. Plank was being pulled in different directions. His wife and family lived in Arizona. The Soul's offensive coordinator was poised to become the head man. He had no roots here.
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July 7, 2013
Saturday at 7:05 p.m., Wells Fargo Center Records: Soul, 9-5; Rush, 8-6. About the Soul: With a win, the Soul can tie for first place in the American Conference with the Jacksonville Sharks (10-6). . . . The Soul have won five of their last six games. . . . The Soul beat the Rush, 72-41, in their first meeting and lead the series, 4-3. . . . The Soul average 59.3 points per game, third in the Arena Football League. . . . QB Dan Raudabaugh is first in the league in passing yards (3,800)
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June 24, 2013
T HE SOUL got another strong effort by the defense and routed Iowa, 54-30, Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Philadelphia has won three in a row for the first time this season and improved to 8-5. "We're getting into a groove as a team and our performance is starting to show that," said Soul coach Clint Dolezel. Dan Raudabaugh went 12-for-15 for 142 yards and four touchdowns - two each to Tiger Jones and Ryan McDaniel. Wide receiver Larry Brackins switched over to the defense when James Romain sustained a gruesome injury.
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June 23, 2013 | By Tyler R. Tynes, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Soul jumped out to a 27-6 lead in the first half and never looked back as they defeated the Iowa Barnstormers, 54-30, in an Arena Football League game in front of 8,048 fans at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night. Although they lost three of their first five games, the Soul (8-5) now lead the East Division, are second in the American Conference, and second in the Arena Football League's power rankings behind the Arizona Rattlers. "We play one game at a time," said head coach Clint Dolezel, who is in his first season with the Soul.
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April 29, 2013
THE SOUL gave up eight touchdown passes to Bernard Morris and fell to visiting Jacksonville on Saturday, 55-53. Two of the Soul's (2-3) three losses came against Jacksonville (6-0) and Arizona (4-1). Philly still holds a slim lead over Pittsburgh (1-3) in the Eastern Division. Tiger Jones led the Soul with nine receptions for 148 yards and a rushing touchdown. Andrae Thurman had seven catches for 93 yards. Thurman and Larry Brackins split Dan Raudabaugh's four touchdown passes.
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