June 29, 2015 |
THERE'S ONE team in Philadelphia without a quarterback controversy at the moment. They have the top-ranked offense in their league and a serious shot at bringing a title home to the city. The Soul now sits atop the East Division at 12-3 for the season after defeating the Tampa Bay Storm, 64-42, last night at the Wells Fargo Center. Head coach Clint Dolezel's team appears primed to finish as the top seed in the American Conference and its high-powered offense will look to tear through the playoffs.
May 25, 2015 |
The Soul rebounded from their only loss of the season by routing the Tampa Bay Storm, 71-27, on Saturday night at Amalie Arena in Florida. The Soul (8-1) jumped to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Dan Raudabaugh threw for 213 yards and three touchdowns on 19-for-26 passing. Bryan Randall was 4 for 6 for 57 yards and two scores. Lonnie Outlaw led all receivers with 85 receiving yards and a touchdown on four catches. Joe Goosby led a Soul defense that held the Storm scoreless in the first half.
May 24, 2015
What: Arena Football League. Who: Soul (7-1) at Tampa Bay Storm (3-4). When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Fla. Standings: Soul first in American East; Storm second in American South. Last week: The Soul suffered their first loss of the season, falling to the Jacksonville Sharks, 55-47; Tampa Bay fell, in overtime, 63-62, to the Orlando Predators . Three stars: Soul - QB Tim Raudabaugh (196-302, 2,337 yards, 55 TD, 5 INT); WR Marco Thomas (73 catches, 834 yards, 16 TD)
May 15, 2015
THE SOUL'S game next Friday at Tampa Bay has been pushed back a day because of an NHL playoff game. The NHL Lightning share the Amalie Arena with the Tampa Bay Storm and the hockey league has scheduled Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals for next Friday. It means an extra off day for the Soul, which are busing to Tampa following tomorrow night's game at Jacksonville. Lightning ownership, which also owns the Storm, will pick up an approximate $15,000 tab for the Soul having to change flights and stay another night in a hotel.
May 14, 2015
The Eagles announced yesterday that cornerback JaCorey Shepherd, their sixth-round draft choice from Kansas, has agreed to terms with the club on a four-year contract. Quick signings of draft choices are some of the results of recent NFL collective bargaining agreements, which leave teams with a set amount of money they can spend on rookies, based upon their draft position. Gone, for the most part, are the days of long summer holdouts. Shepherd's signing leaves only one unsigned pick from this year's draft class: linebacker Jordan Hicks, their third-round choice from Texas.
May 8, 2015
THE EAGLES signed first-round pick Nelson Agholor yesterday to a four-year contract. The Baltimore Sun reported it was for $9.377 million, including a $5.079 million signing bonus, as per the terms of the 2011 NFL collective bargaining agreement. Agholor, a wide receiver from USC, is the fourth of the Birds' six picks to sign. All six will start a weekend rookie camp today, along with the team's 16 undrafted free agents, six guys from last year's practice squad, and 11 tryout players who will be seeking contracts.
December 21, 2014
Home games in capitals Week 1 Orlando Predators, March 29 2 Spokane Shock, April 4 3 JACKSONVILLE SHARKS, April 12 4 CLEVELAND GLADIATORS, April 18 5 New Orleans VooDoo, April 25 6 PORTLAND THUNDER, May 2 7 ORLANDO PREDATORS, May 8 8 Jacksonville Sharks, May 16 9 Tampa Bay Storm , May 22 10 LAS VEGAS OUTLAWS, May 30 11 NEW ORLEANS VOODOO, June...
July 21, 2014
What: Arena Football League, San Jose SaberCats (12-4) vs. Soul (8-8). Where: Wells Fargo Center. When: Sunday, 4 p.m. TV: ESPN3.com. Outlook: After a bye week, the Soul play their final home game of the regular season. They are in the hunt for the final playoff spot in the American Conference, along with the 8-8 Tampa Bay Storm. "We are in playoff football mode now," Soul coach Clint Dolezel said. . . . Tampa Bay, which holds the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Soul, plays at Spokane (9-7)
July 9, 2014 |
The Soul's Dan Raudabaugh threw four touchdown passes on Monday night in a 42-35 Arena Football League win over the Orlando Predators at the Wells Fargo Center. With the victory, the Soul (8-8) are within a half-game of the Tampa Bay Storm for the final wild-card spot in the American Conference. It was the Soul's second win over Orlando (8-7) this season. Raudabaugh was 14 for 25 for 193 yards and the four TDs. Three of the touchdown passes went to Markee Smith, who finished with five receptions for 64 yards.
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.