Tiger Jones passes Barry Wagner for fifth all-time in receptions(5/27) ORLANDO -- Tiger Jones has only been around the Arena Football League since 2008, but the argument could be made that he's been one of the best all-around pass catchers this league has ever had. With his fourth reception on Friday night, the Jacksonville Sharks' receiver moved into fifth place all-time in AFL history in receptions with 992.
Hills' Elite Eight Leads Sharks Past Predators(5/27) ORLANDO -- Have a night, Joe Hills. Odds have it, you've probably never heard of the man who holds the record for the most touchdowns in a game in AFL history. Kevin Prentiss played in the league for just five games, but in one of the five he scored nine TDs to set the league record. You'll probably have an easier time remembering the only other man the AFL has ever had to pull down eight or more TDs in a game.
AFL Power Rankings through Week 8(5/26) For the third time this season, I've got a new team sitting atop my Power Rankings. Even though the Soul struggled more down the stretch with the Predators than they probably should have, they were dominant for large stretches last week, and they've earned their right to be called the best team in the league for the time being.
Soul Prove To Be The Beast Of The East With Win(5/23) The Philadelphia Soul (7-1) capped off their regular season games at the Wells Fargo Center with a huge win against the Orlando Predators (7-1.) The win places the Soul ahead of the Predators in the the American Conference due to the head to head record between the two teams.
AFL Power Rankings through Week 7(5/18) The Steel and the Storm were both THIS CLOSE to notching their first wins of the season. Clearly, both look significantly better with Shane Austin and Jason Boltus respectively under center than they did with their other revolving doors at quarterback. It wasn't enough for either to ultimately get their first win, but at least I could argue that all eight teams are now officially competitive for the first time all year long.
Storm show fight but fall short against rival Predators(5/14) Props to you, AFL schedule makers. Not only did you manage to have the Tampa Bay Storm play two games in a span of five days, with a flight to and from Philadelphia squeezed in there, but you also chose Friday the 13th to feature the 60th edition of the War on I-4. The undefeated Orlando Predators hosting the 30-point underdog, and winless Storm. What could possibly go wrong?