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August 19, 2013 | By Dan Ryan, For The Inquirer
ORLANDO - If he had to lose, Soul receiver Tiger Jones would rather get blown out than lose like his team did to Arizona in Saturday's ArenaBowl. A disappointing day continued the Soul's frustrations against the Rattlers, as Arizona won, 48-39, before an Amway Center crowd of 12,039 and a national TV audience. The big play eluded the Soul all day. The sequence that symbolized the afternoon came in the final minute, when it looked as if the Soul might pull off a heart-stopping comeback.
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August 18, 2013 | By Dan Ryan, For The Inquirer
ORLANDO - As much as the Arena League fawns over Kurt Warner, the Super Bowl champion never won an ArenaBowl. Quirky stat? Maybe. But quarterbacks are defined by championships - no matter the level - as much as passing yards. And a championship is the one thing that has eluded Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh. Only 19 quarterbacks have won an ArenaBowl, according to the arenafan.com website. While it's certain that Raudabaugh and his Arizona Rattlers counterpart, Nick Davila, want a shot at playing in the NFL on Sundays, a win Saturday would be a defining moment in the arena football section of their playing resumés.
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August 18, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
DERRICK ROSS' football resumé looks more like a geography syllabus. College ball at Tarleton State in Stephenville, Texas. Pro ball stops include Kansas City with the Chiefs, Cologne (Germany), Montreal, Winnipeg, San Angelo (Texas), Dallas and - beginning in 2012 - Philadelphia. For the second year in a row, he is on the precipice of a title. "I've been playing football since I was 10 years old," the affable Ross explained. "I've never won a championship. This means the world to me. " Ross (6-0, 240)
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August 17, 2013 | By Dan Ryan, For The Inquirer
ORLANDO - The player-coach relationship started in a glorified rodeo pit adjacent to a goat-herding facility in a small West Texas town and has continued through two stops in the Arena Football League. Derrick Ross appreciates it because, once again, he has a chance for a championship. And he is grateful for Clint Dolezel's mentorship. "I could go on and on about Coach," Ross said. "He's believed in me. He's turned a nothing into a something. " The Soul running back's sojourn through professional football has been right alongside Dolezel on three teams - the San Angelo Stampede of the Lone Star Football League as well as the Dallas Vigilantes and the Soul in the Arena League.
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August 16, 2013 | By Lou Rabito, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the Soul, the bad news is, to win the ArenaBowl championship, they will have to beat a team that has owned them in their last three meetings. The good news, if past outcomes truly do matter, is that the Soul are inching ever closer to defeating those pesky Arizona Rattlers. Arizona thumped the Soul, 72-54, last August to win ArenaBowl XXV. The Rattlers topped the Soul, 66-52, in this year's season opener March 23 and won the June 1 rematch, 64-57. This season's Take 3 for the Soul will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Orlando, with the Arena Football League title on the line.
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August 16, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
ARIZONA ACTUALLY was carrying heavier baggage last year than the Soul are enduring now. The Rattlers lost the 2011 championship to Jacksonville on a touchdown pass at the buzzer. But they went into last year's game with a determination even Soul players noticed. "When Arizona came into New Orleans, they were locked in and ready to play," defensive back Rayshaun Kizer said. "I feel like that's us this year. I feel like we're going to Orlando on a business trip. We're going to be ready.
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August 15, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
TUCKED DEEP in the basement of the Voorhees facility where the Soul practice is a little office where team equipment manager Brandon Mango works. Like most things in Arena Football, it is not ostentatious. Prison cells have cots and a sink. This office does not. Mango, a 21-year-old from nearby Pittman, is in his first season as the team's lead manager and recently he was cited by the AFL as the league's top equipment man. Trainer Lemar Mosley and his crew were named the league's top medical staff.
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August 13, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
THE SOUL-ARIZONA Rattlers series isn't so much a rivalry as it is a sibling relationship. And Arizona is the big brother. For the Soul to make it a legitimate rivalry, Philadelphia is going to have to beat the Rattlers one of these days. They get their next crack on Saturday at ArenaBowl 26 in Orlando. "They're a good football team," head coach Clint Dolezel said, "but we feel like we can play with them. No doubt about it. " The Soul advanced to their third ArenaBowl with Saturday's 75-59 win at Jacksonville in the American Conference Championship.
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August 12, 2013 | By Dan Ryan, For The Inquirer
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The truest sign of Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh's efficiency was how little damage two second-half interceptions made in the Soul's bid for a second consecutive ArenaBowl appearance. With seven consecutive scoring possessions and enough defensive stops providing more than enough cushion, the Soul fended off a Jacksonville Sharks charge, regained control, and posted a 75-59 victory in the American Conference championship game before a Veterans Memorial Arena crowd of 9,161 Saturday night.
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August 11, 2013 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
FOR THE SECOND consecutive year, the Soul will play the Sharks in a game to decide who will represent the American Conference in the ArenaBowl. They meet today at Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville. The Soul played the Sharks this season at home on April 27, but lost to then-undefeated Jacksonville, 55-53. The two teams have met five times since the start of the 2012 season, but Soul head coach Clint Dolezel thinks that this time will be different. "We watched the film," Dolezel said.
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