March 13, 2012
THE SOUL have changed their uniforms. After last year's miserable season, they probably ought to burn the old ones. How the team performs with a new coaching staff and an overhauled roster remains to be seen. But at least they'll look snazzy. Dan Raudabaugh (No. 5) is the new quarterback, and he largely will be responsible for putting the 6-12 record the Soul posted in 2011 well into the rearview mirror. New coach Doug Plank and the Soul open the new season on Sunday at New Orleans.
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)
April 11, 2014
What: Soul (0-3) at Orlando (3-1).When: Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Where: CFE Arena (9,993), Orlando. TV: The Comcast Network. Radio: None Internet: http://Soul.ArenaFootball.com/AllAccess About the Soul: The defense has let the team down these first 3 weeks and the Soul is 0-3 for the first time in franchise history. The 18-game schedule affords a little more time to get its act together, but bringing an 0-4 record into next week's home opener won't be good for ticket sales . . . The Soul gives up 65.0 points per game, last in the 14-team league . . . Second-year wide receiver Ryan McDaniel leads the team with 26 receptions and 296 receiving yards.
May 25, 2014 |
HEADING INTO the final minute of last night's game, the Soul was in such control of its game at Cleveland that the team bus was warming up and the proverbial female opera singer was rehearsing. This is 2014. We don't call her the fat lady anymore. Anyway, faster than you can say Lake Erie, the Soul bobbled away two onsides kicks, gave away three touchdowns and left Quicken Loans Arena with a stunning 54-52 loss. "Disgusting," is how one Soul executive put it. Thyron Lewis caught his third touchdown of the evening at the buzzer as Cleveland (9-0)
May 19, 2013 |
The Soul beat the Orlando Predators for the second time this season with a 61-51 victory on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Two touchdowns by Derrick Ross, one rushing and one receiving, highlighted a 14-0 second quarter for the Soul (4-4), who led by 28-19 at halftime. Orlando (2-6) pulled within 42-39 late in the third quarter on a 12-yard TD pass from Aaron Garcia to T.T. Tolliver. But the Soul extended their advantage when quarterback Dan Raudabaugh found Tiger Jones for a 38-yard scoring pass, and James Romain returned an interception 50 yards for a TD, giving the Soul a 55-39 cushion.
April 22, 2014
RAYSHAUN KIZER led a solid defensive effort as the Soul beat Jacksonville, 54-41, in the team's home opener on Saturday. Kizer had 10 1/2 tackles, the most by a Soul defender this season, and rookie Teddy Jennings had 2 1/2 sacks as Philadelphia held the Sharks' offense to five touchdowns. Dan Raudabaugh overcame three interceptions and threw four touchdowns as the Soul (2-3) won its second in a row. Tiger Jones caught three TDs and Ryan McDaniel the other. McDaniel's score was from 49 yards, the longest possible on a 50-yard AFL field.
May 6, 2014
THE SOUL'S three-game winning streak was snapped with a loss to Pittsburgh that could come back to bite them in the guitar. Pittsburgh QB Tommy Grady threw for eight touchdown passes as the Power held on to beat Philadelphia, 65-57, on Saturday. Derrick Ross scored three touchdowns, two on the ground, for the Soul. The loss dropped the Soul to 3-4 and gave Pittsburgh (4-3) a tiebreaker edge for what is going to be a tight race for a wild-card playoff berth. Cleveland (6-0)
May 24, 2015
What: Arena Football League. Who: Soul (7-1) at Tampa Bay Storm (3-4). When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Fla. Standings: Soul first in American East; Storm second in American South. Last week: The Soul suffered their first loss of the season, falling to the Jacksonville Sharks, 55-47; Tampa Bay fell, in overtime, 63-62, to the Orlando Predators . Three stars: Soul - QB Tim Raudabaugh (196-302, 2,337 yards, 55 TD, 5 INT); WR Marco Thomas (73 catches, 834 yards, 16 TD)
March 5, 2006 |
The road can be a daunting place to win, especially in the Arena Football League, where last year even the best teams could do no better than break even away from home during the regular season. Even the champion Colorado Crush were 6-2 at home and 4-4 away. Now the Soul, after much home cooking, will hit the road for an extended period. The Soul have four straight road games, beginning tonight at Las Vegas against the Gladiators. In the following weeks, the Soul will visit Kansas City, Columbus and Dallas before returning home March 31 for a game against the Austin Wranglers.