Philadelphia: The push for the Arena Football playoffs continued on Saturday Afternoon as the Philadelphia Soul took on Albany Empire from the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia. The Soul would take down Empire 54-43 to clinch their spot in the AFL Playoffs.
Below are some takeaways from the win.
Clint Dolezel moves up in Coaching wins:
With yesterday’s win over Albany, Soul Head Coach Clint Dolezel has passed Jay Gruden for 7th all-time in AFL Coaching wins at 94.
Albany QB has not been sacked:
Albany QB Tommy Grady had not been sacked all year long, but that would end on the Empire’s first drive of the third quarter with Grady getting sacked by LB Sean Daniels.
.@soulfootball LB Sean Daniels on getting Sack on @Albany_Empire QB Tommy Grady#PHIvsALB #ArenaFootball pic.twitter.com/w7qjGllOlj
— David Malandra Jr (@David_Malandra) June 30, 2019
Soul offense wakes up in 2nd half:
In the first half, the offense for the Philadelphia Soul just did not look in sync as they were down 21-20 but they came out firing in the 2nd half as QB Dan Raudabaugh would find WR Darius Prince, BJ Bunn, Lonnie Outlaw which resulted in 7 touchdowns.
With their win over Albany, the Soul have clinched their spot in the Playoffs for the 8th straight year in a row.
It's over, the @soulfootball are heading to the Playoffs#PHIvsALB #ArenaFootball pic.twitter.com/DMAVfeDcWq
— David Malandra Jr (@David_Malandra) June 29, 2019
The Soul now gets ready to head down to the Jersey Shore to take on Atlantic City Blackjacks on Saturday, July 6 from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
QB Dan Raudabaugh: 21-32 for 231 yards, 7 Touchdowns, 1 INT
WR Darius Prince: 7 Catches for 91 yards & 3 Touchdowns
QB Tommy Grady: 19-33 for 255 Yards, 5 TD & 2 INT
WR Malachi Jones: 11 Catches for 171 Yards & 3 Touchdowns