Soul take down Gladiators
The Philadelphia Soul (1-0) started off their 2016 strong, with a 69-41 win over the Cleveland Gladiators (0-1) in front of 12,944 fans at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Friday night.
“This was a great way to start our season,” Soul head coach Clint Dolezel said. “We are ArenaBowl or bust and with a win on the road, we are one step closer. I am looking forward to having this next week to fix the errors and prepare for the home opener against Jacksonville.”
WR Darius Reynolds led the receiving core with eight receptions for 79 yards and three touchdowns. J Lewis Small AFL Playmaker of the Game, Shaun Kauleinamoku added seven catches for 95 yards and three touchdowns. Ryan McDaniel had five receptions for 53 yards and one touchdown.
Under Armor Offensive Player of the Game, Dan Raudabaugh completed 21-of-33 passes for 233 yards and seven touchdowns. Cleveland’s Chris Dieker completed 19-of-35 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns.
Tracy Belton led the Soul defense with eight total tackles while Riddell Defensive Player of the Game Dwayne Hollis added one tackle, two interceptions for 33 yards. Joe Goosby added six total tackles and an interception. LaRico Stevenson had six total tackles. Jake Metz, Wes Mauia, Teddy Jennings and Justin Lawrence all contribute one sack.