May 17, 2015
What: Arena League Football Who: Soul (7-0) at Jacksonville Sharks (2-5) When: Saturday at 7 p.m. Where: Jacksonville Veteran's Memorial Arena TV: ESPN3 Standings: Soul first in American East; Sharks second in American South. Last week: Soul remained undefeated with a 62-48 victory over Orlando; Jacksonville defeated Cleveland, 46-43. This is the second meeting of the season between the teams. The Soul defeated the Sharks, 63-52, in their home opener. 3 stars: Soul - QB Tim Raudabaugh (167-259, 2,043, 48 TDs, 4 INTs)
May 15, 2015
THE SOUL'S game next Friday at Tampa Bay has been pushed back a day because of an NHL playoff game. The NHL Lightning share the Amalie Arena with the Tampa Bay Storm and the hockey league has scheduled Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals for next Friday. It means an extra off day for the Soul, which are busing to Tampa following tomorrow night's game at Jacksonville. Lightning ownership, which also owns the Storm, will pick up an approximate $15,000 tab for the Soul having to change flights and stay another night in a hotel.
May 14, 2015 |
The Soul have acquired offensive lineman Daverin Geralds from New Orleans for defensive lineman Caleb Bostic. Geralds, 27, can play center, guard and fullback. He played collegiately at Mississippi. The Soul also are expected to sign free-agent defensive lineman Uriah Grant, 26, who played in the CFL last season and was a teammate of Geralds at Ole Miss. -Ed Barkowitz
May 10, 2015
The Soul held on for a 62-48 win over the Orlando Predators at the Wells Fargo Center and improved to 7-0 on Friday. Dan Raudabaugh completed 22 of 35 passes for 323 yards and eight touchdowns. Up by seven points with less than five minutes to go, he completed a 12-yard, fourth-down pass to Ryan McDaniel for the first, then, two plays later, helped put the game away with a 24-yard pass to Marco Thomas. Thomas finished with 10 catches for 159 yards and three touchdowns. Shaun Kauleinamoku chipped in six grabs for 111 yards and three touchdowns.
May 10, 2015 |
The list of Canadian singer-songwriters making their own brand of heartfelt American roots music (at least early in their careers) starts with Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Cockburn, Gordon Lightfoot, and Leonard Cohen. Blank, hilly lands; cussed winds and worse relationships - these artists know such things as well as any Heartland U.S. musician. And so do the Manitoba-based Bros. Landreth, who held court at Chestnut Street's Milkboy on Thursday night. Make no mistake. Their principal singer and songwriter, Joey Landreth, is no Young, Cohen, or Cockburn.
May 10, 2015 |
ANOTHER SPRING WEEKEND on the indoor turf in South Philly brought another win for the Soul, still undefeated at 7-0, after toppling the Orlando Predators, 62-48, last night. Chase Utley's batting average might be lower than the average Philadelphian's blood-alcohol level on New Year's Day and LeSean McCoy might still be chirping about Chip Kelly up in Buffalo, but the Soul look poised to shine during this otherwise dreadful Philly sports calendar year. Under the Friday night lights of the Wells Fargo Center, the Soul's evening got off to a bumpy beginning, as a penalty-killing opening drive gave way to a 6-yard touchdown catch for Predators receiver Larry Brackins on the ensuing possession.
May 9, 2015
Friday at 7:30 p.m., Wells Fargo Center TV: ESPN3 Last week: Orlando (3-3) fell to Cleveland, 56-55. The Soul (6-0) beat Portland, 52-35. Last meeting: The Soul beat the host Predators, 70-63, in the season opener on March 29. Three stars: Predators - QB Randy Hippeard (140 for 186, 1,769 yards, 32 TDs, 2 INT); WR Kendal Thompkins (40 catches, 564 yards, 9 TDs); WR Brandon Thompkins (35-431, 5 TDs). Soul - QB Dan Raudabaugh (145 for 224, 1,720 yards, 40 TDs, 4 INT)
May 8, 2015 |
ALMOST A WEEK later and Clint Dolezel is still fuming. A scuffle during Saturday's win over Portland was made even worse, the Soul's coach contends, by two undeserved ejections. One of the players tossed was Soul wide receiver Marco Thomas, who Dolezel said wasn't even part of the fight. The other player, Portland's Quincy Butler, was so irate over his ejection that he threw his helmet toward the padded sideline wall at Wells Fargo Center. Problem is, Butler missed the wall and hit a spectator sitting at field level.
May 5, 2015 |
THE ARENA FOOTBALL League prides itself on fan interaction. But this is not what the league had in mind. Following his ejection for a third-quarter fight on Saturday night, Portland defensive back Quincy Butler unintentionally threw his helmet into the Wells Fargo Center stands and hit an unidentified female spectator. It was unclear whether the woman was injured, though she did leave her seat shortly afterward. Just moments before, Butler tangled up with Soul wide receiver Ryan McDaniel, who was blocking Butler downfield.
May 4, 2015
When: Saturday at 6 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Center TV: ESPN3 Standings: Soul (5-0) first in American East; Thunder (2-3) second in the National Pacific. Last week: Soul defeated New Orleans, 55-42; Thunder lost to San Jose, 64-45. Last meeting: This is the first meeting between the teams. . 3 stars: Soul - QB Tim Raudabaugh (123-186, 1,446 yards, 34 touchdowns, 4 INT); WR Marco Thomas (44-481, 9 TD); RB Tommy Taggart (39-111, 6 TD); Thunder - QB Kyle Rowley (105-177, 1,446, 22 TD, 7 INT)