Philadelphia, Behind Goosby, Defeat Tampa Bay Storm, 71-27
Saturday May 23, 2015
TAMPA BAY, FL – Linebacker Joe Goosby scored four touchdowns, three on offense, as Philadelphia (8-1, 2-0) defeated the Tampa Bay Storm, 71-27, in an Arena Football League game at the Amalie Arena.
The Storm (3-5, 1-1) host the New Orleans VooDoo on the Amalie Motor Oil Field at
Tampa Bay couldn’t overcome a 27-0 halftime margin by the Soul, who then scored 30 points in the third period to put the game away.
Goosby, a fifth-year Arena linebacker, was moved to fullback on offense and responded with the first three touchdowns of the game on one-yard runs. He also had an interception return for a touchdown, a block and returned extra point for two points. He also had two forced fumbles.
Considered the teams’ best athlete, Goosby replaced Tommy Taggert, who was placed on inactive with a high ankle sprain, and Daverin Geralds, who just joined the team in a trade with New Orleans.
Kendrick Ings had a 56 yard kickoff return for a touchdown for the Storm and Jason Boltus threw for three touchdowns.
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total
Philadelphia Soul 13 14 30 14 71
Tampa Bay Storm 0 0 12 15 27
PHL – Joe Goosby 1 run (Tommy Frevert kick) .
PHL – Goosby 1 run (kick failed) .
PHL – Goosby 1 run (Frevert kick) .
PHL – Ryan McDaniel 13 pass from Dan Raudabaugh (Frevert kick) .
PHL – Goosby 6 pass interception (Frevert kick) .
TAM – Julius Gregory 15 pass from Jason Boltus (kick blocked) .
PHL – Goosby 2-point after return .
PHL – McDaniel 8 pass from Raudabaugh (Frevert kick) .
TAM – Gregory 25 pass from Boltus (pass failed) .
PHL – Shaun Kauleinamoku 24 pass from Raudabaugh (Frevert kick) .
PHL – Kent Richardson 10 pass interception (Frevert kick) .
TAM – Kendrick Ings 56 kickoff return (Boltus run) .
PHL – Adam Smith 9 pass from Bryan Randall (Frevert kick) .
TAM – Phillip Barnett 2 pass from Boltus (Barnett pass from Boltus) .
PHL – Lonnie Outlaw 30 pass from Randall (Frevert kick) .
PHI – Dan Raudabaugh 19-26-1-213-3, Bryan Randall 4-6-0-57-2.
TAM – Jason Boltus 12-30-2-133-3; Luke Collis 0-4-0-0-0.
PHI – Dan Raudabaugh 1-14-0, Joe Goosby 5-4-3, Daverin Geralds 2-4-0.
TAM –Jason Boltus 1-13-0
PHI – Marco Thomas 5-45-0, Ryan McDaniel 7-61-2, Shaun Kauleinamoku 5-63-1, Adam Smith 2-16-1, Lonnie Outlaw 4-85-1.
TAM – Kendrick Ings 2-19-0, Phillip Barnett 2-19-1, T. T. Toliver 3-37-0, Julius Gregory 5-58-2.
KO Returns: (No.-Yds-TD)
PHI – LaRico Stevenson 3-40-0.
TAM – Kendrick Ings 9-178-1.
Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Game:.Joe Goosby, Philadelphia.
Riddell Defensive Player of the Game: Joe Goosby, Philadelphia.
J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Game: Joe Goosby, Philadelphia.
Cutters Catch of the Game: Julius Gregory, Tampa Bay, 25-yard on-handed touchdown catch of 3rd quarter.
AFL Highlight of the Game: Kendrick Ings 56-yard kickoff return touchdown, of 4th quarter.