Wounded Warriors beat Eagles alums in charity game

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Wounded Warriors beat Eagles alums in charity game

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team took down a squad of former Eagles Monday evening in a charity flag football event at the Wells Fargo Center, drawing a final score of 63-35.

Brian Westbrook, Ike Reese, A.J. Feeley and more took part in the “Tribute to Heroes” Flag Football Challenge, sponsored by the Military Benefit Association and Zimmer Tri-Skate, alongside the Soul as a part of their Military Appreciation Night. 

Over 25 former Eagles and NFL players participated in the charity game, including Vince Papale and Mike Mayock.

Coaching the Eagles and NFL Alumni team was Soul owner and former Eagles quarterback, Ron Jaworski.

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team is a group set out to raise awareness and support for wounded warriors and their families. The team includes service members that now use a prosthetic device in their everyday lives, showing the perseverance of our service men and women, both active and former, that continue to face life’s challenges without excuses. 

With the win against the Eagles Alumni, the Wounded Warriors record against NFL alumni teams stands at 8-0.

Soul hang on to top lowly Tampa Bay Storm, 56-51

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Soul hang on to top lowly Tampa Bay Storm, 56-51

It wasn't pretty, but the Soul got the job done.

Despite a late push from the stumbling Storm (1-12), the Soul were able to pull out a 56-51 in Tampa Bay on Saturday. 

“Tonight was not one of our strongest nights,” Soul head coach Clint Dolezel said.  “We made many mistakes offensively that we will need to fix heading in to our second bye week.  Playoffs are around the corner and our focus needs to shift in order to prepare for a strong postseason run.” 

The win puts the Soul at 12-3 with one game remaining in the regular season. 

Dan Raudabaugh completed 21 of 34 passes for 238 yards and six touchdowns in the win. Reciever Chris Duvalt led the team with six receptions for 88 yards and a touchdown, but was outdone by Daruius Reynolds, who took home Under Armour Offensive Player of the Game honors, scoring three touchdowns, giving him 100 career receiving touchdowns. 

The Soul go into their second bye week with 12 wins on the season, giving them the American Conference lead over the Orlando Predators, who sit at 11-2.

The two heavyweights face off in the season finale on Saturday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m. The Soul took the first matchup between the two, 62-54 on May 21, but the Predators have been hot lately, winning four straight games.

Soul top Gladiators, 83-62, with season-high scoring outburst

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Soul top Gladiators, 83-62, with season-high scoring outburst

Unable to play at the Wells Fargo Center, the Philadelphia Soul felt right at home in the PPL Center on Saturday night.

The Soul easily topped the Cleveland Gladiators, 83-62, with their highest scoring output of the season. Per usual, quaterback Dan Raudabaugh led the way by completing 20-of-21 passes for 335 yards and eight touchdowns, the last of which was the 600th TD pass of his career.

Raudabaugh had plenty of help from his receivers. Sean Kauleinamoku had six receptions for 112 yards and two touchdowns while Darius Reynolds had four catches, 77 yards and three touchdowns. Reynolds also returned an onside kick for a touchdown.

The Soul move to 11-3 and stay within a game of the first-place Orlando Predators in the American Conference. The Gladiators fall to 7-6, good enough for second place in the National Conference. 

The Soul have two games left on the season as they try and take over first place before the postseason. They fly to Tampa bay to face the Storm next Saturday, take a week off, and then face the Predators in Orlando to finish the regular season on July 30. 

Soul use dominant second half to beat Steel

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Soul use dominant second half to beat Steel

The Soul shook off the lowly Portland Steel on Monday night for a 59-38 road win at the Moda Center.

After trailing 31-28 at halftime, the Soul (10-3) took full control in the second half to beat the Steel (1-11) for their third win in the last four games.

“We started off slow and made some mistakes in the first half,” Soul head coach Clint Dolezel said. “Once we came back out for the second half, the team played strong on both sides of the ball. Big plays on defense and turnovers help set our offense up for success and that is what we did tonight.”  

Soul wide receiver Shaun Kauleinamoku had a big game with nine receptions for 125 yards and two touchdowns, while wideout Ryan McDaniel and fullback Jeramie Richardson also added a pair of scores.

Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh threw for 217 yards and five touchdowns.

The Soul are on bye next week before hosting the Cleveland Gladiators at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on July 9 for a 6 p.m. kickoff.