The Philadelphia Soul hosted the Washington Valor at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday night. Philadelphia was looking to bounce back from their first loss in over a year. Washington was looking to snap a nine-game losing streak.
Washington scored first when Sean Brackett threw a pass in the end zone that went on a Soul defender’s hands into T.T. Toliver‘s for a touchdown. Philadelphia would tie it up with a 33-yard touchdown pass to Shaun Kauleinamoku.
Following a Valor turnover on downs, Mykel Benson scored to give Philadelphia a 14-7 lead. That would prove to be the score at the end of the first quarter.
The Valor would tie the game with a touchdown pass to Greg Carr. Ryan McDaniels caught a short pass and ran it in to the end zone to give the Soul a 21-14 lead. Both teams would go back and forth the rest of the way. A Darius Reynolds touchdown with just nine seconds left in the half gave the Soul a 34-28 lead.
Kauleinamoku scored his third touchdown of the night to give the Soul a 41-28 lead. Following a Kent Richardson interception, SK scored his fourth of the night to make the score 48-28.
Brackett rushed for a touchdown to make the score 48-35. The next two drives resulted in turnovers before Raudabaugh threw a touchdown pass to tight end Michael Simons to make it a 55-35 game.
Washington would commit several turnovers in the fourth quarter and the Soul would take advantage en route to a dominating 68-41 win. They have clinched the #1 overall seed and homefield advantage through the playoffs. Philadelphia will have off next week. Washington will host the Baltimore Brigade next Saturday.