Posts Tagged ‘ArenaBowl’

Philadelphia Soul To Play 2016 Postseason at PPL Center

July 8th, 2016 by Leo | Comments Off on Philadelphia Soul To Play 2016 Postseason at PPL Center | Filed in Football, General, Soul


First Round of Arena Football League Postseason Set for Sunday, August 7 at 6 p.m.

ALLENTOWN, PA – The Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League will be playing their regular season finale at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA this Saturday, July 9 at 6 p.m.  Today, the Soul announce that their stay at the PPL Center will be extended into the postseason.

The Soul (10-3) have already clinched home field advantage for the first round of the 2016 AFL Postseason, and that game will be played on Sunday, August 7th at the PPL Center.  Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. and the opponent is still to be determined.  The national television postseason schedule for the first round will be announced by the AFL League Office shortly.

In addition to this first round game, the Soul are also still in the hunt to host the Arena Football League’s American Conference Championship game. They would need to complete the regular season ahead of the Orlando Predators (11-2) in the American Conference, whom they have already defeated once this season and play again on July 30.  The Soul would also need to win their first round postseason game on August 7th.  The Conference Championship game would be played at the PPL Center in Allentown on Sunday, August 14 at 6 p.m. should those two scenarios play out in the coming weeks. 


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Leo interviews Derrick Ross of the Soul

March 24th, 2013 by Leo | Comments Off on Leo interviews Derrick Ross of the Soul | Filed in General, Interviews, Soul, TalkSportsPhilly


by Christopher Leomporra

I had the pleasure of becoming more involved with the Philadelphia Soul over the last year that included going to the games, getting to know some of the Players, staff, and Soulmates.  The Soul marched to the Arenabowl last year only to go home empty handed.  This year they are planning a different story and that is to bring home another Championship to a desperate Philly Fan base.

One of the key players for the coming season will be Fullback Derrick Ross.  He was kind enough to give TalkSportsPhilly an interview about the upcoming season. So let’s get to the interview:

Leo:  What are your goals for the upcoming season?

Derrick: To win a championship for the city of brotherly love, that’s were my heart is at …

Leo:  Has the transition to the Philly area from Texas been a challenge?


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Soul to the Bowl, After Filleting the Sharks in Conference Championship

August 9th, 2012 by Leo | Comments Off on Soul to the Bowl, After Filleting the Sharks in Conference Championship | Filed in Events, General, Soul, Sports

Arizona Rattlers vs Philadelphia Soul

By Christopher Leomporra

This last Friday the Philadelphia Soul played in the Conference Championship game against the Jacksonville Sharks, with the winner going to the ArenaBowl.  I had the pleasure of going to the game courtesy of my friend Demetri Menegnos, the Soul’s sports medicine Doctor, and Deonna Kiera who is one of the fantastic SoulMates.  The game had a good crowd which totaled 12,332 fans who were pumped up and ready for the American Conference Championship game.

The Soul finished the season as Eastern Division Champs with a 17-3 record and the Jacksonville Sharks with a 11-9 record. Let me just say the Soul came ready to play and made the Sharks look like they were an amateur team!  By halftime the game was practically over with the Soul leading 45-12.  I was thinking that maybe in the second half the game would tighten up a bit with such a huge lead but I was wrong.  There was no mercy for the Sharks and the Soul had Shark steak for dinner with a 89-34 victory.

The fans couldn’t have been more happy as they watched their team win the ACC and head to ArenaBowl XXV in New Orleans.  Larry Brackins had a franchise-record total of eight touchdowns. Brackins had a total of seven receptions for 72 yards and five touchdowns, three carries for seven yards and two touchdowns and three kick returns for 17 yards and a touchdown.  Soul QB Dan Raudabaugh also had an outstanding game by connecting on 15-of-21 passes for 196 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Other players to note having a big impact were Fabrizio Scaccio, Melik Brown, Derrick Ross, Donovan Morgan, Emery Sammons,


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