June 10, 2014
YOU ARE WHAT your record says you are, and for the Soul that means being stuck in neutral. An awful fourth quarter led to another disappointing loss as the Soul fell to host Tampa Bay on Saturday, 56-49. Philadelphia dropped to 6-6. "We made enough plays to win this game," coach Clint Dolezel said after the game. "But, we have to win the fourth quarter and finish. We didn't do that tonight. " Tampa Bay outscored the Soul, 22-0, in the final quarter to also move to 6-6. The Storm won the season series, 2-1, and now hold the playoff tiebreaker.
June 9, 2014
The Soul looked as if they were on their way to their seventh win of the Arena Football League season, sitting on a 49-34 lead after three quarters. Then the bottom fell out, and the host Tampa Bay Storm outscored the Soul, 22-0, in the final period to post a 56-49 comeback win that dropped the Soul to 6-6. The Soul had one final chance to catch the Storm, but Dan Raudabaugh's pass to Ryan McDaniel fell incomplete in the end zone as the final horn sounded. Philadelphia's Derrick Ross finished with three rushing touchdowns and set the AFL career touchdown rushing mark at 129 in the losing effort.
June 8, 2014
What: Arena Football League, Soul (6-5) at Tampa Bay Storm (5-6). Where: Tampa Bay Times Forum. When: Sunday at 5 p.m. TV: ESPN3. Outlook: This is the third meeting of the season between the teams, who split the first two games. . . . The Soul offense erupted for a season-high 70 points last weekend and is second in scoring average (58.7 points) in the AFL. . . . Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh ranks fourth in the league with 56 touchdown passes. Storm quarterback Randy Hippeard is third overall with 59. . . . Soul running back Derrick Ross has rushed for a league-high 20 touchdowns.
June 3, 2014 |
T HE SOUL atoned for the most disappointing loss of the season, with its most emphatic victory. It took three and a half hours to decide the Phillies game across the street. This baby was over in about 10 minutes as the Soul rolled hapless San Antonio, 76-40. "When we struggle, it's because we start slow," said quarterback Dan Raudabaugh. "Starting fast tonight helped everyone's confidence. I think when we play confidently, we're tough to beat. " Tiger Jones began the avalanche with an 8-yard touchdown catch on the third play from scrimmage.
June 3, 2014
The Soul (6-5) took control of the game early, outscoring the San Antonio Talons, 28-0, in the first quarter Sunday en route to a 76-40 win at the Wells Fargo Center. "This win was great for us. We came out strong in the beginning and didn't let up throughout all for quarters," Soul coach Clint Dolezel said. "We have moved past last week's game [a 54-52 loss to Cleveland], but still continue to better ourselves. " Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh finished the night by completing 14 of 17 passes for 224 yards and five touchdowns.
June 2, 2014
What: Arena Football League, San Antonio Talons (1-9) at Soul (5-5). When/where: Sunday at 5 p.m.; Wells Fargo Center. TV: ESPNNEWS. Outlook: The Soul are looking to rebound after blowing a 17-point lead in the final three minutes against unbeaten Cleveland on May 23. . . . The Soul are looking for a third win in the last four weeks. . . . Soul running back Derrick Ross continues to lead the league in rushing with 272 yards on 81 attempts. . . . Talons receiver D.J. Stephens is fifth in the league in receiving yards (938)
May 30, 2014
AGENDA Who: San Antonio (1-9) at Soul (5-5) When: Sunday, 5 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Center TV: ESPNEWS On the web: www.Soul.ArenaFootball.com/AllAccess About the Talons: This team has been in disarray since the league had to take control over the winter when the previous ownership group was beset by financial problems . . . San Antonio has lost four in a row and has the worst record in the AFL . . . Started the season...
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 23, 2014 |
WHEN WAYNE Tribue was studding it up for Temple from 2008-11, he didn't really pay much attention to the Soul. That's because he was either focusing on a possible chance at an NFL career or on his studies as a biochemistry major. If football didn't work out, Tribue was thinking about becoming a doctor or "doing something in [medical] research," he said. After bouncing around several NFL camps, including Denver, New Orleans and San Francisco, Tribue is now an Arena League rookie and, somewhat fortuitously, property of the Soul.