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 hold off Valor in 48-47 win, remain unbeaten on the season

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Soul hold off Valor in 48-47 win, remain unbeaten on the season

The Soul on Saturday survived a late scare and moved to 7-0 on the season with a 48-47 win over the Washington Valor at Verizon Center.

With 41 seconds left, the Valor scored a touchdown and appeared poised to tie up the game. However, a fumbled snap led to a failed extra-point attempt and the Soul promptly recovered the ensuing onside kick.

"It’s hard to win a game in arena football, but we'll take them any way we can," Soul head coach Clint Dolezel told the team's official website. "We are definitely happy with 7-0 and looking forward to this bye week to get healed up and ready to finish the second half of the season." 

Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh led the way with 148 passing yards and five touchdowns. Wide receiver Ryan McDaniel led the team with four receptions, racking up 49 yards, while Darius Reynolds had 54 yards on three receptions. Each receiver reeled in two touchdown catches while Shaun Kauleinamoku accounted for the fifth score.

Running back Mykel Benson ran in a one-yard touchdown while Chirs Duvalt returned a kickoff 58 yards for a touchdown before halftime.

The Soul have a bye week before returning to the Wells Fargo Center on June 10 to face the Cleveland Gladiators.

Soul clobber Gladiators to improve to 6-0 in title defense

Soul clobber Gladiators to improve to 6-0 in title defense

The Soul on Saturday night improved to 6-0 on the season with a 64-46 win over the Cleveland Gladiators at the Wells Fargo Center.

After going up 41-13, Cleveland made it interesting but the Soul ultimately held off the Gladiators in the fourth quarter. Cleveland is now 1-5 on the season.

"I’m very happy with how the team played tonight," Soul head coach Clint Dolezel told the Soul's official website. “Despite having some injured key players, we were able to adjust in order to defeat Cleveland for the second time this season.”

Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh threw for 176 yards and eight touchdowns, while wide receiver Ryan McDaniel pulled in four catches for 35 yards and one touchdown. Darius Reynolds led the way with 85 yards and three touchdowns on seven receptions.

Soul wide receiver Shaun Kauleinamoku added three touchdowns on three catches and 38 yards.

The Soul will look to go 7-0 next week when they head to Washington to face the Valor.