May 3, 2013 |
AGENDA Who: Soul (2-3) at Chicago (4-2) When: Saturday, 8 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Center (19,500). TV/Radio: None. On the web:Soul.ArenaFootball.com/ AllAccess About the Soul: Coming off consecutive losses for the first time since 2011 . . . Last week's loss to Jacksonville put the Soul in a 3 1/2-game hole in the American Conference. Philadelphia still leads the East Division by 1 1/2 games . . . The Soul continue to lose the turnover battle and are -7 for the season.
April 29, 2013
THE SOUL gave up eight touchdown passes to Bernard Morris and fell to visiting Jacksonville on Saturday, 55-53. Two of the Soul's (2-3) three losses came against Jacksonville (6-0) and Arizona (4-1). Philly still holds a slim lead over Pittsburgh (1-3) in the Eastern Division. Tiger Jones led the Soul with nine receptions for 148 yards and a rushing touchdown. Andrae Thurman had seven catches for 93 yards. Thurman and Larry Brackins split Dan Raudabaugh's four touchdown passes.
April 28, 2013
Saturday at 7:05 p.m., Wells Fargo Center TV: Comcast SportsNet Records: Soul, 2-2; Sharks, 5-0. About the Soul: After a home-opening overtime loss to the Cleveland Gladiators last Saturday, the Soul have a rematch of the 2012 American Conference Championship, which the Soul won, 89-34. . . . Quarterback Dan Raudabaugh has at least five touchdown passes in each of the last five games. . . . The Soul won all three games against the Sharks last season. . . . The Soul rank No.4 in the Arena Football League in total defense with an average of 262.8 yards allowed per game.
April 28, 2013
Jacksonville Sharks defensive back Terrance Smith knocked away a would-be game-tying pass in the final minute, then recovered an onside kick to seal the Sharks' 55-53 win over the Soul at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night. Jacksonville (6-0) held a 55-47 lead before fullback Derrick Ross shook off several defenders to bring the Soul (2-3) within two with a short rushing touchdown on fourth and goal with 18 seconds left. AUTO RACING: Kevin Harvick won at Richmond International Raceway by plowing through traffic on a two-lap sprint to the finish.
April 23, 2013
THE SOUL'S home opener was spoiled in a Saturday night overtime loss to Cleveland, 64-57. Philadelphia squandered a 14-point second-half lead in losing its first home game for the third consecutive season. It's the second year in a row they've lost to to the Gladiators. "We just didn't show up like we were supposed to," Soul coach Clint Dolezel said. "There were too many penalties - offsides and holding penalties. It's embarrassing playing the way we did in front of our fans.
April 20, 2013
Saturday at 7:05 p.m., Wells Fargo Center Records: Soul 2-1; Gladiators 0-3. About the Soul: Linebacker Joe Goosby was named the Week 4 AFL MVP. He recorded 6 1/2 tackles and set career highs of two sacks and three tackles for loss in last week's 54-43 victory over the Iowa Barnstormers. . . . The Soul are looking for their third consecutive win. . . . The Soul are No. 1 in AFL rush defense, No. 4 in pass defense, and No. 2 in total defense. . . . Running back Derrick Ross ranks No. 3 in the AFL with an average of 29.3 rushing yards per game.
April 15, 2013
THE SOUL will enter its home opener on a two-game winning streak, thanks to Saturday's 54-43 win at Iowa. Bryan Robinson led a strong defensive effort with 1.5 sacks and a blocked extra point as the Soul stopped the Barnstormers on downs four times. "The defense had a tremendous game for us in all areas," Soul head coach Clint Dolezel said. "We will have to become more consistent on offense, but I am pleased how we overcame our mistakes and finished strong. " Dolezel was among six new members inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame on Saturday.
April 14, 2013 |
A LOT OF PEOPLE helped Soul coach Clint Dolezel reach the Arena Football League Hall of Fame. The receivers who caught the 931 touchdown passes he threw as a player. The offensive linemen who made sure he had the proper lanes to throw for 44,564 yards. But the person most crucial to Dolezel's success never strapped on shoulder pads or benched 350 pounds. "My wife, Kris," Dolezel said. "There is no way I could have done any of this without her. " Dolezel is in his first season as the Soul's head coach after spending a season coordinating the team's recordsetting offense.
April 14, 2013
AGENDA Who: Soul (1-1) at Iowa (2-1) When: Saturday, 7 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Arena (16,980) TV: CBS Sports Network Lines: The Soul is favored by 8.5. The over-under is 112. About the Soul: Coming off its first win of the season, a 61-33 win over Orlando and former coach Doug Plank . . . Taking on another former coach in Iowa's Mike Hohensee . . . Wide receiver Ryan McDaniel, a 24-year-old rookie out of Samford, had seven catched...