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Game Preview: Week 18 – Storm at Soul

Courtesy: Philadelphia Soul Media

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Soul (12-1) look to finish the regular 2017 season with a win against the
Tampa Bay Storm (10-3) on Saturday, August 5 at 7p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center. The game, presented by PA Lottery will be broadcasted live on CBS Sports Network and 97.5 The Fanatic

This will be the fourth and final time that these two teams will face each other during the regular season. The Soul look sweep the series against the Storm, while the Storm look for a win after their bye week during Week 17.

The first match-up to watch out for is between Soul WR Darius Reynolds and Storm LB Alvin Ray Jackson. Currently this season, Reynolds leads the Soul receivers with 77 receptions for 1168 yards and 33 touchdowns. So far this season, Jackson has collected 55.0 total tackles, four pass breakups, eight passes defended, and four interceptions for 26 yards.

DB Dwayne Hollis and the Soul secondary must watch out for Storm WR Joe Hills this weekend. Hollis is ranked second on the team with 69.0 total tackles, 10 pass break-ups, 17 passes defended and a league high seven interceptions for 74 yards. Hills leads the Storm receiving core with 122 receptions for 1255 yards and 35 touchdowns this season.

Finally, QB Dan Raudabaugh will face off against Storm QB Randy Hippeard. So far this season, Raudabaugh has completed 231-of-350 passes for 3,030 yards and 81 touchdowns. Hippeard leads his team with 326-of- 487 completions for 3,469 yards and 80 touchdowns this season.

The Soul will host Round 1 of the 2017 AFL Playoffs on Saturday, August 12 at 4 p.m. The game will be broadcasted live on CBS Sports Network and 97.5 The Fanatic. Should the Soul win on the 12th, the team will advance to host ArenaBowl XXX at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, August 26 at 7 p.m.

The 2016 ArenaBowl Champion Philadelphia Soul are entering their 12th season in the Arena Football League. In the first 11 seasons, the Soul have won four Division Championships, four Conference Championships and two ArenaBowl Championships. Since the inaugural season in 2004, the Soul are the winningest professional sports team in Philadelphia. Season memberships and group tickets for the Soul’s upcoming 2017 season are on sale now. For tickets, contact the Soul sales department at (215) 253-4900 ext. 3, or request contact from a Soul representative by filling out the form on philadelphiasoul.com. Follow the Soul on Facebook at facebook.com/soul, on Twitter at twitter.com/soulfootball, on Instagram at instagram.com/philadelphia_soul, on YouTube at youtube.com/phillysooulfootball, and SnapChat at snapchat.com/add/soulfootball

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