March 18, 2012
Sunday at 4 p.m. at New Orleans Arena TV/Radio: CSN; ESPN-AM 950 Coaches: Soul, Doug Plank; VooDoo, Chris O'Hanlon Last year: The Soul finished the season 6-12; the VooDoo were 3-15, the worst record in the league. Both teams were out of the AFL during the 2009 and 2010 seasons. Outlook The Soul feature league record-setter Derrick Ross and wide receiver Jeff Hughley, who ranked No. 3 in the Arena Football League last year in all-purpose yards (2,680)
April 19, 2004 |
NEW ORLEANS - John Fitzgerald threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead the New Orleans VooDoo past the Columbus Destroyers, 64-46, yesterday. New Orleans also got two defensive touchdowns, including a 22-yard interception return for a score by Denario Smalls. Monty Montgomery added a 42-yard fumble return for a touchdown. Dragons 52, Crush 49 UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Aaron Garcia threw six touchdown passes, including the 600th of his career, to help New York beat Colorado.
February 21, 2005 |
Quarterback Tony Graziani threw seven touchdown passes yesterday, but the Soul fell, 61-47, to the New Orleans VooDoo in the Arena Football League. Graziani completed 19 of 34 pass attempts for 283 yards and was intercepted twice. Steve Smith caught eight passes for 145 yards and four touchdowns for the Soul, who dropped to 2-2. Sean Scott added seven receptions for 105 yards and two scores. Andy Kelly completed 27 of 43 pass attempts for 315 yards and seven touchdowns to lead New Orleans (3-1)
March 12, 2012
The Soul announced their final 35-man team roster for the 2012 season. The Soul open their Arena Football League season Sunday at 4 p.m. at the New Orleans VooDoo. No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. 0 A. Hoggard WR/KR 5-3 140 1 Larry Brackins WR 6-4 221 2 Donovan Morgan WR 6-3 225 3 Jeff Hughley WR/KR 5-8 180 4 Derrick Ross FB 6-0 240 5 Dan Raudabaugh QB 6-3 230 6 Brandon Perkins LB 6-0 240 7 Rayshaun Kizer DB 5-10 190 8 Dustin Barno DL 6-3 275 9 Kent Richardson DB 6-0 197 11 Tiger Jones WR 5-11 195 12 Bryan Robinson DL 6-3 285 13 Adam DiMichele QB 6-1 202 15 Phil Marfuggi K 6-0 200 18 Joe Goosby LB 6-1 235 20 Tanner Varner DB 6-0 210 21 Dusty Bear LB 6-2 250 23 M. Robinson DB 5-9 185 52 Kevin Leary OL 6-3 300 55 Brennen Carvalho C 6-1 310 72 Zipp Duncan OL 6-5 315 78 Christian Johnson OL 6-4 330 92 Darrell Campbell OL/DL 6-4 300 ...
June 3, 2011 |
The Soul and the Milwaukee Mustangs alternately had the upper hand Friday night when the teams met in an Arena Football League game at the Wells Fargo Center. In the end, the Soul had an opportunity to have the last say and they answered. A 4-yard touchdown pass with no time left from quarterback Ryan Vena to wide receiver Donovan Morgan provided the difference in the Soul's 39-37 victory. A crowd of 7,681 watched the Soul improve to 5-7. Milwaukee fell to 3-8. With division leaders Pittsburgh and Cleveland both at 6-4 going into their meeting Saturday night in Pittsburgh, the Soul remain alive in the playoff hunt with six games remaining on their schedule.
May 27, 2011 |
With the Soul struggling to successfully follow up on their 2008 Arena Football League championship season, after shutting down for two years, one consistent aspect of the team's play has been the performance of wide receiver Donovan Morgan. Going into the Soul's contest Friday night against the New Orleans Voodoo at the Wells Fargo Center, the 6-foot-3, 225-pound Morgan is only 10th in touchdown catches with 23, and eighth in receptions with 79. But he is atop the list in yards receiving with 1,270 despite the fact that the Soul spent the first half of the season juggling two quarterbacks.
May 23, 2011
The Cleveland Gladiators won the battle over the Soul, 59-41, on Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena. The Gladiators struck first, but the Soul responded with a 10-yard catch by Syvelle Newton to make it 7-6 at the end of the first quarter. Cleveland went on a tear early in the second, taking a 23-6 lead, but the Soul fought back to go into the half down just 23-20. The key play came in the third quarter, when the Soul (3-7) made a goal-line stop on fourth down, but linebacker Brandon Perkins was called for being "out of the box. " The Gladiators (6-3)
July 24, 2012 |
Derrick Ross broke his own season rushing record and the Soul dismantled one of the Arena Football League's hottest teams Sunday. And this was just a tune-up. In the final game of the regular season, the Soul turned in what may have been the most dominating performance of their 18 games, downing the Utah Blaze, 69-34, in front of 12,765 fans at the Wells Fargo Center. Utah had won six consecutive games. At 15-3, the Soul will carry the best record into the playoffs next weekend when they host the fourth-seeded New Orleans VooDoo, whom they beat, 63-62, in Week 1. They had the top seed in the playoffs locked up a week ago. "We just need to play Soul football next weekend and we should come away with the victory," Ross said.
March 1, 2013 |
THE SOUL nearly got to the top of the arena-football mountain last season. But then Arizona handed the Soul the equivalent of an anvil, two refrigerators and a Buick to send it tumbling back down to earth with a dismal, 72-54 loss in the Arena-Bowl championship game. Naturally, there was some turnover in the offseason. But enough components return that the Soul should again be a contender. Training-camp practices begin Saturday and the season opens with a rematch at Arizona on March 23. Here are a few topics the team and the league is looking at heading into 2013: The new coach The most surprising move came just a week after the Arizona loss when coach Doug Plank resigned.