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Philadelphia Soul Beat Baltimore Brigade, Advance to ArenaBowl XXX

The Philadelphia Soul hosted the Baltimore Brigade at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday night. The winner would advance to ArenaBowl XXX.

After Philadelphia got on the board, Baltimore made it a 7-6 game with a touchdown from Reggie Gray. The Soul would take a 13-6 lead with a touchdown from Dan Raudabaugh to Shaun Kauleinamoku. Gray’s second touchdown of the game tied the game at 13 at the end of one.

The Soul took the lead back when Raudabaugh found Darius Reynolds for a touchdown. Baltimore tied the game at 20 with a touchdown from Boyd to Brandon Collins. Philadelphia would take control from there.

After Raudabaugh found Darius Prince for a touchdown, the Brigade turned the ball over on downs. The would take a 34-20 lead, then James Romain intercepted a pass to end the first half.

Baltimore would make a comeback in the second half. After Collins’ second touchdown catch of the game, Varmah Somie intercepted a Raudabaugh pass. The Brigade would capitalize on a rushing touchdown from Boyd to make it a 34-33 game. A back and forth third quarter saw the Soul lead 48-40 at the end of three.

The fourth quarter was more of the third, with both offenses going back and forth. With the lead, Justin Lawrence sacked Shane Boyd. Baltimore would turn the ball over on downs and another Reynolds touchdown would seal the game.

The Soul would win by a final 69-54. They will host ArenaBowl XXX on Saturday, Aug. 26. They will face the winner of Monday’s semifinal between the Tampa Bay Storm and Cleveland Gladiators.

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