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 24, 2014
What: Arena Football League, Soul (5-4) at Cleveland Gladiators (8-0). Where: Quicken Loans Arena. When: Friday at 6 p.m. TV: ESPN3. Outlook: Winners of five of their last six games, the Soul are looking for their third win in a row. . . .. Soul running back Derrick Ross last week became the only player in AFL history to rush for more than 2,000 career yards. . . . Soul receivers Ryan McDaniel and Tiger Jones have combined for 127 receptions, 1,678 yards, and 36 touchdowns this season.
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.
May 22, 2014 |
A little company with big voices, 11th Hour Theatre has won admiration and affection from Philly theatergoers. With a history of interesting, funny, and moving shows like The Bomb-itty of Errors , Tick, Tick . . . Boom! , Austentatious , and Ordinary Days , why would this sophisticated outfit choose to do Altar Boyz ? The lively, brash, high-decibel musical begins with the premise that "American consumers" want more Christianity in their entertainment, which this show proceeds to provide.
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.