May 20, 2014
THE SOUL picked up a huge win on Saturday and now face their most significant conference test of the year. Wide receiver Ryan McDaniel caught four of Dan Raudabaugh's six touchdown passes, as the Soul used a monster second half to pull away from Tampa Bay, 62-34. Philadelphia's defense forced four interceptions after intermission when the Soul outscored the Storm in the second half, 34-7. Rayshaun Kizer had two of the interceptions for the Soul (5-4), which moved over the .500 mark for the first time this season.
May 19, 2014 |
The host Soul outscored the Tampa Bay Storm, 21-0, in the third quarter and cruised to a 62-34 Arena Football League victory in front of 8,058 fans at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night. The Soul (5-4) were led by Ryan McDaniel's four receiving touchdowns and a defense that forced four turnovers on four interceptions. "We realized we need to have all three pieces to win - offense, defense, and special teams," Soul coach Clint Dolezel said after the victory. "In the second half, we really came together and dominated using all three pieces.
May 18, 2014
What: Arena Football League Tampa Bay Storm (3-5) at Soul (4-4) Where: Wells Fargo Center When: Saturday at 6 p.m. TV: ESPN3, CBS Sports Network Outlook: Good chance for the Soul to move above .500 for the first time this season against a struggling Tampa team currently on a four-game losing streak. . . . The Soul began the season 0-3. . . . The Soul offense is clicking after scoring a season-high 79 points last week against New Orleans. . . .The Soul's Derrick Ross leads the league in rushing with 215 yards.
May 13, 2014
THE SECONDARY had its best game of the season as the Soul heads into a crucial stretch of the schedule with a 79-60 win over New Orleans on Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center. Rayshaun Kizer and James Romain had two interceptions, each returning one for a touchdown, to lead the season-best scoring outburst. The Soul's defense came into the game with just three interceptions in the first seven games. V'Keon Lacey chipped in a special-teams TD on a fumble recovery. Running back Derrick Ross scored three touchdowns and Dan Raudabaugh threw five scores and no picks as the Soul evened its record to 4-4. New Orleans fell to 1-6. The Soul hosts Tampa Bay (3-5)
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.
May 8, 2014
FIT AND FINE at 44, Ron Wood has seemingly accomplished the impossible. The Philadelphia native is a master of capoeira contra, a third-degree black belt, a choreographer, entrepreneur and hip-hop artist. But all that accomplishment hasn't gone to his head. "I'm never the best, there's always something to work on, and I still feel like I'm just learning my body," he told me. Born and raised in West Philadelphia, the humble Wood overcame poverty and escaped the street's many traps.
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 5, 2014 |
Derrick Ross hauled in a touchdown late in the fourth quarter but it was not enough as the Soul lost on the road to the Pittsburgh Power, 65-57. The fullback scored on a 39-yard pass from Dan Raudabaugh with 2 minutes, 11 seconds left to cut Pittsburgh's lead to eight. Raudabaugh completed 17 of 25 passes for 308 yards and five TDs. Ross rushed for a pair of touchdowns, both from inside the 5-yard line. Ryan McDaniel caught five passes for 112 yards and two touchdowns. The loss was the first for the Soul (3-5)