The Philadelphia Soul hosted the Tampa Bay Storm at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA on Sunday. The Soul were looking to advance to the American Conference Championship Game to play the Jacksonville Sharks for the second consecutive season. The Storm were looking to pull off one of the biggest upsets in Arena Football League history.
The Soul started off the game with a surprise onside kick in which they recovered. They would capitalize with a one-yard touchdown from running back Jermaie Richardson. After the Storm turned the ball over on downs, the Soul got the ball at the Storm five yard line. They would score when Dan Raudabaugh found Darius Reynolds for a touchdown.
The Storm would score a touchdown when quarterback Jason Boltus found wide receiver T.T. Toliver from 10 yards out as the first quarter came to an end. On the Soul’s next drive, a Raudabaugh pass was intercepted by Cortez Stubbs and returned for a Storm touchdown. The game was now tied at 14.
The Soul broke the game wide open in the third, leading 42-21. The Storm would score to close the gap with a touchdown to Kendrick Ings. The Soul would lead 42-28 at the end of three.
The Soul failed to convert a fourth down and the Storm took over, down 49-34. Unfortunately, the Storm couldn’t convert a first down and the Soul took over once again.
The Soul would win by a final score of 63-41. They will host the Sharks in the American Conference Championship Game next Sunday.