October 12, 2015 |
When Delvin Breaux runs out of Lincoln Financial Field's visitors' locker room on Sunday afternoon to play against the Eagles, it will mark the continuation of an incredible comeback. The New Orleans Saints cornerback was told nine years ago this month that he should have died on the field when he broke his neck as a high school senior. The injury prevented him from being cleared to play at Louisiana State. His dream looked dim. But Breaux, who grew up in New Orleans, refused to give up. The rookie's journey to the NFL took him to a semipro league before stints in the Arena Football League and Canada.
August 10, 2015
Saturday at 7 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland. Last week: The Soul (14-3) defeated the New Orleans VooDoo, 61-28, at home. The Gladiators (8-9) clinched their second consecutive playoff berth with a 59-42 victory over the Spokane Shock. This season: The Soul defeated Cleveland, 63-48, on April 18. They also beat Cleveland, 72-56, on July 11. Soul leaders: QB Dan Raudabaugh, 391-588, 4,743 yards, 113 TDs, 12 interceptions; WR Marco Thomas, 150 catches for 1,724 yds, 39 TDs; WR Ryan McDaniel, 112 catches for 1,240 yds, 28 TDs. Top Gladiators: QB Shane Austin, 400-649, 4,475 yards, 98 TDs, 18 interceptions,; WR Collin Taylor, 136 catches for 1,523 yds, 41 TDs; WR Dominick Goodman, 135 catches for 1,262 yds, 27 TDs. Playoff picture: The Soul have clinched the American East Division and home-field advantage in the conference.
December 21, 2014
Home games in capitals Week 1 Orlando Predators, March 29 2 Spokane Shock, April 4 3 JACKSONVILLE SHARKS, April 12 4 CLEVELAND GLADIATORS, April 18 5 New Orleans VooDoo, April 25 6 PORTLAND THUNDER, May 2 7 ORLANDO PREDATORS, May 8 8 Jacksonville Sharks, May 16 9 Tampa Bay Storm , May 22 10 LAS VEGAS OUTLAWS, May 30 11 NEW ORLEANS VOODOO, June...
May 12, 2014
What: Arena Football League, New Orleans VooDoo (1-5) at Soul (3-4) Where: Wells Fargo Center When: Saturday at 6 p.m. TV: CBS Sports Network Outlook: Good chance for the Soul to get back to .500 against a New Orleans team that has lost three straight and is last in the AFL in points scored (240) and yards (1,499). The Soul are seventh in points scored (377) and eighth in yards (2,086). . . . Soul running back Derrick Ross continues to lead the league in rushing TD's (14)
May 12, 2014 |
Thanks to an unusual touchdown, the Soul rolled to a 79-60 home win over the New Orleans VooDoo on Saturday night. Soul kicker Carlos Martinez sent the second-half kickoff into the end-zone net. The ball bounced to the ground then over the head of the returner before rolling on the ground, where the Soul's V'Keon Lacey scooped it up for the score. That touchdown gave the Soul a 38-20 lead - an advantage they never let go of. "Special teams is a big part of the game," said defensive back James Romain.
July 8, 2013 |
After allowing an early touchdown, the Soul sprinted to a 12-point halftime lead and cruised to a 58-26 victory over the Chicago Rush on Saturday in front of 10,878 fans at the Wells Fargo Center. The Soul, who clinched an Arena Football League playoff berth last week, improved to 10-5. The Soul's winning streak, which began June 8 with a victory over the New Orleans VooDoo, reached five games. It tied Clint Dolezel's longest winning streak as a coach. (He won five straight in 2011 with the Dallas Vigilantes.)
June 9, 2013 |
The Soul maintained their recent dominance over the punchless New Orleans VooDoo (four straight wins coming into Saturday night's game at the Wells Fargo Center), but had to rally to do so. After trailing for much of the game, the Soul finally went ahead on a Derrick Ross 1-yard touchdown plunge with 5 seconds remaining to beat the 2-9 VooDoo, 65-56. The inspired VooDoo, who the previous week beat the Cleveland Gladiators, 69-40, ran off to a 14-7 lead in the first quarter and then tried to hold off the Soul, who narrowed the gap to 49-48 to start the fourth quarter.
June 8, 2013
Saturday at 7:05 p.m, Wells Fargo Center TV: The Comcast Network. Records: Soul, 5-5; VooDoo, 2-8. About the Soul: The Soul lead the series, 4-2, and have a four-game win streak against New Orleans that includes last year's first-round playoff win. . . . The Soul's rush defense has allowed an average of only 17.1 yards per game, third in the Arena Football League, and has given up 12 rushing touchdowns, the second-fewest in...