The Philadelphia Soul hosted the Cleveland Gladiators at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Saturday night. Philadelphia was looking to go to a perfect 6-0. Cleveland was looking to bounce back after losing to the Soul two weeks ago.
The two teams met back on May 6. Philadelphia escaped the Q Arena in Cleveland with a 69-67 win. Not only was this the second straight meeting between the two rivals, but it was also Military Appreciation Night. The Soul wore specialized jerseys with an American flag style on the end of their sleeves.
The Soul struck first when quarterback Dan Raudabaugh found wide receiver Shaun Kauleinamoku for a touchdown on a fourth and goal on Philadelphia’s first drive of the game.
Both teams struggled to end the quarter. Arvell Nelson threw an off-target that was intercepted by James Romain. The Soul followed suit with off-target passes of their own and a fumble.
They made up for it with a touchdown pass to Ryan McDaniel on another fourth down. Philadelphia took their 14-0 lead into the second quarter.
Cleveland would get on the board with a touchdown from Nelson to Larry Brackins. Philadelphia would dominate the second quarter, however. Raudabaugh would find Reynolds for two touchdowns, one following a Joe Goosby interception. The Soul led 34-13 at the half.
They would continue their dominance in the second half. After Goosby’s second interception of the game, and his third on the season, Raudabaugh found Kauleinamoku to make the score 48-13.
The Soul would have an answer for every score the Gladiators would put up.
Philadelphia would improve to 6-0 with their win over the Glads. Philadelphia will travel to take on the Washington Valor next weekend. Cleveland will be at the Baltimore Brigade. That game will be broadcasted live next Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network.