Newcomers leads the Soul past the Valor

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Philadephia, Pa. — The Philadelphia Soul have won their 20th straight game home game, including wins at the Wells Fargo Center, CURE Insurance Arena, and PPL Center during the streak. The Soul defeated the Washington Valor, 67-51, on Saturday night in South Philadelphia.

The Soul has improved to 3-0 on the season. The Valor has dropped to 0-2 on the season.


Philadelphia has not lost at the Wells Fargo Center since April 11th, 2016 against the Jacksonville Sharks. The visitors won 59-41, as the Soul fell to 1-1 to begin the season.

Valor quarterback Nick Davila was injured late in the contest. He needed to be helped off the field, as he was down for several minutes.

According to Soul head coach Clint Dolezel, Davila is expected to be OK.

Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh went 17 of 22 for 207 passing yards. He also threw five touchdowns.

Aaron Wascha led the receivers with nine receptions for 105 yards and two touchdowns. Darius Price also had four receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown. Darius Reynolds added three receptions for 28 yards and a touchdown. Philip-Keith Manley also had a four-yard touchdown.

Adrian Ferns, who was playing in his first game with the Soul, had 10 carries for 55 yards. He also had three touchdowns.

Davila, before his injury, went 15 of 26 for 156 passing yards. He also had four touchdowns. Warren Smith went 4 of 5 for 37 yards and a touchdown.

Josh Reese led the Valor with 10 receptions for 80 yards and three touchdowns. Rod Windsor had four receptions for 51 yards and two touchdowns. Reggie Gray had two receptions for 36 yards.

Chris Duvalt, who signed with the Valor in the off-season after spending the past several seasons with the Soul, had five kick returns for 107 yards. He also had a 56-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

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