Philadelphia: Coming into today, there are only 6 games remaining in the season and everyone is looking to see where they stand if they can make the playoffs. We had a big game as the Philadelphia Soul took on Washington Valor from the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia. Both the Soul and Valor were 3-3.
Here are some takeaways from the game as the Valor took down the Soul 48-41 in front of a crowd of 7,164.
Soul QB Dan Raudabaugh struggles:
The QB for the Philadelphia Soul was not in sync against the Valor, he would have a sequence in the second quarter with 5 straight incomplete passes which resulted in a turnover on downs. Dan Raudabaugh would finish 21-42 for 296 yards & 5 touchdowns.
During any game, there are turnovers by both teams, but the Soul were haunted by them this weekend. They would lose two fumbles, turn the ball over on Downs and Raudabaugh would throw INT to end the game.
Early in the second quarter, the Philadelphia Soul would score Touchdown as Dan Raudabaugh would find Adrian Ferns from 6 yards out for the 14-6 lead. On the Play, it turned to be a special moment for Adrian Ferns
Milestone for Adrian Ferns:
Darius Prince struggles:
During this game, Soul WR Darius Prince would have some very costly drops that would have counted for touchdowns. Price would come out in the second half and catch two touchdowns including the game-tying one with 1:44 left in the fourth quarter. Prince finished with 5 catches for 100 yards & two touchdowns.
Following the game, Prince would take responsibility for the loss and the costly drops that would have helped them in the game
Prince takes Responsibility:
The Soul Defense:
The defense for the Philadelphia Soul would at times struggle to make stops and James Romain would pick off Arvell Nelson. Late in the game when the Soul defense needed a stop, they had Washington a fourth down and Arvell Nelson would burn the Soul for a 41-34 lead with 3:01 left, then Nelson would run in the game-winning score with 20 seconds left.
After the games, James Romain would say that “This was a Wakeup Call” and they will come out next week to show the fans & the rest of the league that they will play Soul football they everyone is known them for.
The Philadelphia Soul are now 3-4 on the season and will try to get back to .500 on the season as they take on Atlantic City on Sunday, June 16 at 4 PM at Wells Fargo Center.
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