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Philadelphia Soul Beat Down on Baltimore Brigade, 70-21

The Baltimore Brigade had a chance to clinch a playoff spot on Saturday afternoon. Instead, they laid a giant egg. The Soul jumped out to a 21-0 lead and never looked back, rolling the Brigade 70-21  on Saturday afternoon at the Royal Farms Arena.

In addition to losing the game, they also lost their quarterback. Shane Carden left the game in the second quarter after throwing the first touchdown of the game for the Brigade and didn’t return.

Philly’s defense set the tone right out of the gate, getting two stops on fourth down. They turned both Baltimore turnover on downs into touchdowns to take a 14-0 lead. After spotting 21 points, Baltimore would finally get on the board when Carden hit Brandon Collins for a touchdown to make it 21-7, but it came at a cost. Carden would stay down on the field in pain, and would have to be taken to the locker room.

According to Monumental Sports Network, he was put into the concussion protocol. Philadelphia would add two more scores in the half with a Ryan McDaniel touchdown and a Mykel Benson touchdown following a Baltimore fumble to make it 35-7 at halftime.

The second half would not be any more interesting, as Dwayne Hollis effectively put the game away with a pick six to make it 49-7. Soon after, Raudabaugh’s day was over and backup quarterback Luke Collis took over. The Soul were well on their way to avenging their only loss of the season.

The afternoon was so rough for the Brigade that head coach Omarr Smith described the first half on air as “embarrassing.” For Baltimore, this loss does not put them out of the playoff race. They need the Cleveland Gladiators to beat Washington Valor tonight to clinch a playoff spot. If the Gladiators can’t pull it out, the Brigade and Valor meet next Friday night at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore to decide who will earn the final playoff spot.

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