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Storm falls in Philadelphia, loses to the Soul 62-34

Saturday May 17, 2014

Storm falls in Philadelphia, loses to the Soul 62-34


Philadelphia, PA – The Tampa Bay Storm (3-6, 1-3) was defeated by the Philadelphia Soul (5-4, 1-1) on Saturdayevening by a score of 62-34.  The loss was the Storm’s fifth straight loss of the season, and longest since the 2013 season.


Hall made his season debut and started out strong, scoring on the Storm’s opening drive on a 3-yard rush.  He would also use his arm, finishing the night with 13 completions for 182 yards and three touchdowns.  Storm backup quarterback Brendan Crawford also made his Storm debut, filling in for Hall in the fourth quarter.  Crawford would complete three passes for 20 yards and an interception.  The Storm’s leading receiver was Joe Hills who caught eight passes for 103 yards and three touchdowns.


The Storm defense came up big when it was needed.  Defensive back Rod Issac reeled in his third interception of the season and returned it for a touchdown.  It was his second consecutive game with an interception returned for a touchdown.  Storm wide receiver and kick returner Michael Lindsey finished the night with six kickoff returns for 110 yards.  It was his sixth game of the season with 100+ kickoff return yards, and 31st of his career.


The Soul struck first with quarterback Dan Raudabaugh finding receiver Tiger Jones for a 10-yard reception.  Raudabaugh would finish the night completing 20-of-32 passes for 194 yards and six touchdowns.  His preferred target of the night was Ryan McDaniel who he found nine times for 72 yards and four touchdowns.


Soul fullback Derrick Ross continued to make his way into the history books becoming the first player in AFL history to rush for over 2,000 yards.  He would finish the night with 13 yards on three rushing attempts.


The Soul defense turned up the heat in the second half, forcing Hall into throwing two interceptions for touchdowns on two consecutive drives to open the second half; a 7-yard return by Joe Goosby and a 16-yard return by Brandon Perkins.  The Soul defense would go on to haul in three consecutive interceptions, swinging the momentum in its favor for the rest of the game, holding the Storm scoreless in the third quarter.


UP NEXT – The Storm will host “Military Appreciation Night” on AMALIE Motor Oil Field as it takes on the Jacksonville Sharks at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Saturday, May 24.  The game can be watched on CBS Sports Network.  Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. EST.


Score by Quarters      1          2          3         4       Total

Tampa Bay Storm          6          21         0         7       34            

Philadelphia Soul            14         14         21       13      62


1st Quarter

PHI – Tiger Jones 10-yard reception (Carlos Martinez good)

TAM – B.J. Hall 3-yard rush (Juan Bongarra no good)

PHI – V’Keon Lacey 4-yard reception (Carlos Martinez good)


2nd Quarter

PHI – Ryan McDaniel 4-yard reception (Carlos Martinez good)

TAM – Joe Hills 20-yard reception (Juan Bongarra good)

TAM – Rod Issac 7-yard interception return (Juan Bongarra good)

PHI – Ryan McDaniel 4-yard reception (Carlos Martinez good)

TAM – Joe Hills 11-yard reception (Juan Bongarra good)


3rd Quarter

PHI – Joe Goosby 7-yard interception return (Carlos Martinez good)

PHI – Brandon Perkins 16-yard interception return (Carlos Martinez good)

PHI – Ryan McDaniel 4-yard reception (Carlos Martinez good)


4th Quarter

TAM – Joe Hills 7-yard reception (Juan Bongarra good)

PHI – Fred Shaw 6-yard kick return (Carlos Martinez good)

PHI – Ryan McDaniel 3-yard reception (Carlos Martinez no good)


Statistical Leaders:

Passing (C-A-INT-Yds-TD)

TAM – B.J. Hall (13-29-3-182-3); Brendan Crawford (3-7-1-20-0)

PHI – Dan Raudabaugh (20-32-1-194-6)


Rushing: (Att-Yds-TD)

TAM – B.J. Hall (6-21-1)

PHI – Derrick Ross (3-13-0); Dan Raudabaugh (1-(-1)-0)


Receiving:  (Rec-Yds-TD)

TAM – Joe Hills (8-103-3); Amarri Jackson (4-71-0); Michael Lindsey (2-16-0); T.T. Toliver (2-12-0)

PHI – Ryan McDaniel (9-72-4); Tiger Jones (6-83-1); Robert Redd (3-31-0); V’Keon Lacey (1-4-1); Derrick Ross (1-4-0)


KO Returns: (No.-Yds-TD)

TAM – Michael Lindsey (6-110-0); Terrence Mitchell (1-33-0)

PHI – Robert Redd (5-67-0); Fred Shaw (1-6-1)


Post-Game Awards:

Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Game:  Ryan McDaniel, PHI

Riddell Defensive Player of the Game:   Brandon Perkins, PHI

J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Game:  Rayshaun Kizer, PHI

Cutters Catch of the Game: V’Keon Lacey one-handed TD, PHI

AFL Highlight of the Game:  James Romain INT and lateral to Joe Goosby for the TD, PHI