Soul Advance To Fifth Arena Bowl, Raudabaugh Shines

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Yesterday afternoon on CBS Sports Network, the Baltimore Brigade traveled to Philadelphia, PA to take on the Soul.

For these two clubs, losing means they’re out. The winner of this game will advance to Arena Bowl 30.

From the beginning, the Crowd at the Wells Fargo Center was excited about playoff football being back in Philadelphia.

We all know that Dan Raudabaugh is going to start at quarterback, but for the Baltimore Brigade, it was Shane Boyd, the journeyman starting due to an injury to the normal starter.

In quarter one, both teams scored a touchdown, made an extra point, and even missed an extra point. Entering the second quarter, both teams were tied up at 13.

In the second, the game was starting to get a bit out of hand with several penalties by the Philadelphia Soul. However, that didn’t stop them from scoring 21 points in the quarter while the Brigade only scored 7.

At halftime, the Soul lead Baltimore 34-20.

We now move past the third quarter and into the fourth quarter. At this point in the game, the Soul is ahead 48-40.

In the fourth quarter, with the game in the hands of Shane Boyd, the Brigade were on their last drive of the game. At the five yard line, even though Boyd’s pass was completed for 34-yards, Phil Larson of the┬áSoul was the receiver – resulting in a game winning interception.

Thanks to that one critical interception of the game, the Soul are going to and hosting to Arena Bowl 30.

Philadelphia Soul will find out who their opponent is on Monday.

What we do know, is that it will be either Tampa Bay Storm or the Cleveland Gladiators.

Shane Boyd of the Brigade finished the game with 21/33, 324, 7TD, INT while 23/35. 324 Yards, 9TD’s, INT.

For head coach Clint Doizel, this is his Third Arena Bowl game he is attending. Last season, the Soul defeated the Arizona Rattlers in Arena Bowl 29, where he got his first ring. He never won one as a player.

Who Will the Soul Face?

Fans can catch the Cleveland Gladiators and Tampa Bay Storm battle it out Monday on AFLNow starting at 7:00 p.m. ET.