By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Philadelphia Soul dominated the Tampa Bay Storm, 62-41, on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. There were 9,081 fans in attendance.
Philadelphia stay undefeated, as they improved to 9-0 on the season. The Storm fell to 7-2 with both losses to the Soul.
“Going into this game, we knew Tampa Bay was going to be a tough opponent,” said Soul head coach Clint Dolezel. “I’m very proud of how the guys played. They held their own and kept the lead. It’s a great feeling to be undefeated at this point in the season.”
The Storm struggled against Soul wide receiver Darius Reynolds. He had six receptions for a 115 yards and five touchdowns.
Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh went 15-of-21 for 209 yards and five touchdowns. Storm quarterback Randy Hippeard went 28-of-45 for 324 yards and six touchdowns.
Soul fullback Mykel Benson also had seven carries for 22 yards and four touchdowns. He also surpassed the 100 career touchdown mark, and ended the game with a 101 scores.
Benson is now tied with Odie Armstrong for the fourth-most rushing touchdowns all-time.
Joe Hills, who has been a nemesis for the Soul since he played for the Jacksonville Sharks, had 12 receptions for a 161 yards. He had four touchdowns for the Storm.
Kendrick Ings and Michael Lindsey also scored for the Storm. Ings caught a 31-yard touchdown reception from Hippeard.
Lindsey caught an 11-yard touchdown reception, as well.