Soul takes apart Tampa to Clinch Playoff Spot
- Updated: June 27, 2015
Philadelphia PA: There is a lot of craziness going on in Philadelphia sports as some of the teams missing the playoffs, other not doing well and losing their fan base, There is one team in Philadelphia that everyone should look at is the Philadelphia Soul as they hosted the Tampa Bay Storm on Friday night at Wells Fargo Center. The Soul enter the game with record of 11-2 while Tampa comes in with 6-6 record. If the Soul win the game, they would clinch a playoff spot
The Soul won the toss and deferred to the 2nd half so Tamp got ball to start the game and they would score on their opening drive of the game with a touchdown from Philli Barnett for the early 7-0 lead, the soul would answer back with a touchdown on their opening drive when Soul QB Dan Raudabaugh hit his OL Adam Smith, that is right his OL that got the game tied at 7. The Soul had some missed opportunities with costly drops that ended some drives, Tampa would take it to the Soul as the would as they would take a 14-7 lead with touchdown and would add another TD for a 21-7 lead. Soul would answer back with touchdown to cut the lead to 7 at 21-14, Tampa would take a 21-14 lead into halftime.
Soul got ball to start 2nd half and they would finally wake up and take control of the game as the opened up with touchdown to tie game at 21, then another touchdown for the Soul 1st lead of game, then the Soul would sack the QB for a SAFETY for a 30-21 lead. The Soul would pour it on the rest of the way, Soul WR Marco Thomas had a huge game which included 3 receiving touchdowns. Tampa would try to keep it close but could not get it done. The final nail in the coffin would be a Tampa fumble and the Soul would pick it up for the touchdown as the Soul would defeat Tampa 64-42 to go 12-2 on the season and at the same time they clinched a playoff sport.
QB Dan Raudabaugh: 23/39 for 274 and 8 Passing Touchdowns
WR Marco Thomas: 10 catches for 116 yards and 3 Receiving Touchdowns
Tampa Bay Storm:
QB Jason Boltus: 14/31 for 253 yards, 5 Passing Touchdowns and 1 Interception
WR: Kendrick Ings: 4 catches for 85 yards, 2 Receiving Touchdowns
Soul Coach Clint Dolezel
Soul QB Dan Raudabaugh