Philadelphia Soul trade for T.J. Langley
Monday May 14, 2012
Soul Add Depth To Defensive Line In Deal With Sharks
PHILADELPHIA (May 14, 2012) – The Philadelphia Soul (7-2) and Jacksonville Sharks (3-5) struck a deal on Saturday night prior to meeting on the field. Prior to their 56-38 victory over the Sharks, the Soul acquired defensive lineman T.J. Langley (6’5, 290, Arkansas Tech) while the Sharks received defensive back Micheaux Robinson (5’9, 185, Otterbein).
While Robinson returns to the team he helped capture their first championship in 2011, Langley joins a team aspiring to claim their second in 2012. Through his first six games in his Arena Football League career, Langley has compiled 7.5 tackles and one sack for a loss of eight yards.
“We think Langley has a lot of upside. For someone to have only played the position for one year in college before coming out and performing as a professional is impressive,” said Soul head coach Doug Plank. “He’s young, big, and strong. We see him not just as someone with a bright future, but as a player that can make an impact right now.”
Langley played his college ball at Arkansas Tech University from 2009-10, originally playing as a tight end before converting to defensive lineman. Langley recorded 23 tackles (17 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, and a team-leading nine quarterback pressures in his senior season.
With a road trip to Spokane only days away, Langley looks to absorb as much as he can from his new playbook as he and the Soul prepare for their next opponent. Philadelphia visits the Spokane Shock this Friday, May 18 with kick off set for 11 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on The Comcast Network with Lou Tilley and Tom Goodhines calling the action.
DERRICK SUMMERS EARNS SHOT IN CFL
05/14/2012 5:46 PM
JACKSONVILLE – The Arena Football League announced Monday that Jacksonville Sharks defensive lineman Derrick Summers has been placed on the “Other League Exempt” list. Summers has signed a one-year contract with the Canadian Football League’s Toronto Argonauts.
Summers will head north of the border with a chance to continue the strong start to his professional career. As an AFL rookie in 2011, Summers led the Sharks and finished third in the entire AFL with 11 sacks. He also led his team with 12 tackles for loss and six forced fumbles, also tying for the team lead with three fumble recoveries.
This season, Summers appeared in six of the Sharks’ first eight games, recording 10.5 total tackles (8 solo), two tackles for loss and two sacks. Through Week 10, that sack total puts Summers third on the team. He also forced a fumble and recovered another this season.
Before beginning his professional career, the 23-year-old Summers played collegiately at the University of Toledo from 2006-09. In his four seasons as a Rocket, Summers spent time at linebacker, defensive end and nose tackle, registering a total of 135 tackles and five sacks. Summers is a native of Southfield, Michigan.
Because the Sharks did not announce a corresponding transaction Monday, the team's active roster currently consists of 23 players.
JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that the team has executed a trade with the Arizona Rattlers. In Tuesday’s deal, the Sharks acquired defensive lineman Jabari Fletcher in exchange for offensive lineman Ailao Eliapo and future considerations.
The 22-year-old Fletcher (6’3”, 265) is in the midst of his rookie season in the Arena Football League. He played in two games with Arizona this season, recording three total tackles (two solo) as a substitute against the Iowa Barnstormers in Week 6.
Before joining the Rattlers, Fletcher spent some time with the National Football League’s Cleveland Browns in 2011, signing with the team as an undrafted free agent. Fletcher attended Division I Football Championship Subdivision powerhouse Appalachian State, making 41 starts and racking up 21.5 sacks in his collegiate career. During his senior season, Fletcher recorded 60 total tackles, 9.5 sacks and an interception. Fletcher is a native of Atlanta, Georgia.
Eliapo began the season with the Orlando Predators and was acquired by the Sharks on April 25 in exchange for quarterback Chris Leak. Eliapo played in one game with Jacksonville, starting at fullback in Week 8 against the Spokane Shock.
In other Tuesday transactions, the Sharks activated defensive back Bryan Evans from injured reserve and placed defensive lineman David Howard on recallable reassignment. Following the day’s moves, Jacksonville’s roster stands at the league maximum of 24 active players.
JACKSONVILLE – The ArenaBowl XXIV Champion Jacksonville Sharks made a pair of additions Thursday, shuffling the team’s roster prior to Saturday’s Week 11 matchup with the Iowa Barnstormers. The team announced that quarterback Collin Drafts and defensive lineman Jimmy Saddler-McQueen have been added to the team’s roster.
The 27-year-old Drafts (6’3”, 215), began the 2012 season with the Orlando Predators, starting the team’s first four games. With Orlando, Drafts completed 76 of 134 passes for 815 yards, throwing 15 touchdowns against eight interceptions. He also ran for 51 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 23 carries and is currently the Predators’ second-leading rusher.
This is Drafts’ third season in the Arena Football League, as he debuted with the Dallas Vigilantes in 2010. In that year, Drafts completed nearly 61% of his passes and threw 60 touchdowns against 15 interceptions. He saw limited action with the Predators in 2011, accumulating 12 touchdown passes against just two picks. Drafts is a native of Beaufort, South Carolina and played collegiate football at Charleston Southern.
The 25-year-old Saddler-McQueen (6’3”, 250) is an AFL rookie who began this season with the Tampa Bay Storm. He played in four games with the Storm, including the team’s Week 4 matchup against Jacksonville, recording five tackles (four solo) and a pass breakup.
After finishing his collegiate career at Texas A&M-Kingsville, Saddler-McQueen signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent prior to the 2010 NFL season. Waived by the Bears prior to training camp, Saddler-McQueen caught on with the Dallas Cowboys, appearing in his first career game against the New York Giants in November of that season. Saddler-McQueen also spent time on the St. Louis Rams’ practice squad during the 2010 season.
The Sharks also announced Thursday that the team has activated fullback Rendrick Taylor from injured reserve, while offensive lineman Josh Vernon has been placed on injured reserve and wide receiver V’Keon Lacey has been placed on league suspension.
JACKSONVILLE – The ArenaBowl XXIV Champion Jacksonville Sharks host the Iowa Barnstormers on Saturday, May 19 on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Saturday’s contest is set to kick off shortly after 7:00 p.m.
This week’s game serves as a chance for Jacksonville (3-5) to make up ground after last week’s 56-38 road loss against the Philadelphia Soul. Entering this week’s action, the Sharks sit a game and a half out of first place in the South Division, as the Tampa Bay Storm and Georgia Force lead the division with matching 5-4 marks.
The next month of action could prove pivotal for Jacksonville. Following this week’s contest, the Sharks’ slate becomes heavy with divisional play, as will take on Orlando, Tampa Bay and Georgia in succession. Later, a rematch against the New Orleans VooDoo looms at the end of June.
The Sharks hope to recapture the magic of their last home game, when the team sent its fans home happy after a dramatic, come-from-behind, 41-37 victory over New Orleans. That night saw the Sharks score the game’s final 27 points to erase a 37-14 third-quarter deficit.
Quarterback Bernard Morris led that comeback after starter Omar Jacobs was injured late in the first half. With Jacobs unavailable, Morris started last Saturday’s game in Philadelphia and had an up-and-down performance, as he rushed for a season-high 38 yards but threw four interceptions. It marked the third time this season that a Shark quarterback has thrown four INTs.
Earlier this week, Jacobs was put on injured reserve retroactive to May 11, meaning that he will not be eligible to appear in another game until Week 14 at Georgia. Therefore, for the foreseeable future, the reins of the Shark offense have been handed to Morris. This season, the third-year veteran from Marshall has completed 37 of 71 passes for 498 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions. He is also the Sharks’ leading rusher, accounting for 72 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries, good for a mark of 4.8 yards per rush.
On offense, Terrance Smith continues to steadily produce at a high level. Smith now leads the Sharks with 55 catches for 683 yards and 18 touchdowns, and has accounted for a team-leading total of 23 scores. Fellow receiver Shamar Graves enjoyed a breakout performance against Philadelphia as he hauled in five passes for 126 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including a 31-yard catch and run during which he broke several tackles on his way to the end zone.
The Shark defense showed some of its playmaking ability in last week’s game, as the team intercepted Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh three times in the first half. This one game quadrupled Jacksonville’s season total in that category, as the team had just one interception in the previous seven games. Bill Alford picked off his second pass of the season, while Charlie Hunt and Daylan Walker each nabbed one of their own.
That secondary looks to get a major boost this week, as Micheaux Robinson is set to play his first game since returning to Jacksonville in last Friday’s trade with Philadelphia. Robinson racked up 11 interceptions and 46 pass breakups last season and should be able to step in and contribute quickly due to his familiarity with defensive coordinator Jake Grande’s system.
Jacksonville’s secondary depth increased even further this week, as Bryan Evans was activated from injured reserve. Also returning to the lineup is fullback Rendrick Taylor, while offensive lineman Josh Vernon was placed on injured reserve earlier in the week. The team made a pair of additions as well, bringing in quarterback Collin Drafts and defensive lineman Jimmy Saddler-McQueen.
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At 4-5 in 2012, the Iowa Barnstormers currently hold third place in the National Conference’s Central Division, two games behind the 6-3 Chicago Rush and San Antonio Talons. This season, Iowa has enjoyed rock-solid quarterback play from starter J.J. Raterink.
At the halfway mark, Raterink leads the entire Arena Football League with a 123.9 pass efficiency rating, decimal points ahead of Arizona’s Nick Davila. Raterink has tossed 48 touchdowns against just five interceptions – the lowest total of INTs for any AFL quarterback who has started eight or more games this season. Unlike many of the league’s teams that feature a balanced group of receivers, Iowa’s Jesse Schmidt stands out from the pack. This season, Schmidt has racked up 91 receptions for 1,161 yards and 28 touchdowns, tops in the league in all three categories.
A vulnerability in Iowa’s game may exist along the Barnstormers’ offensive line. The team has allowed 28 sacks this season, five more than any other team in the league. Jacksonville used consistent pressure on VooDoo quarterback Kurt Rocco to help spring that May 4 comeback, and could look to match that performance this week.
JACKSONVILLE - The Jacksonville Sharks built an early lead thanks to a pair of first-half interceptions and never looked back, cruising past the Iowa Barnstormers to a 55-19 victory in front of 10,642 on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
Jacksonville led 13-0 in the first quarter after Terrance Smith made an acrobatic touchdown catch on a Bernard Morris pass that bounced off the rebound net. On Iowa's next possession, Micheaux Robinson stepped in front of a Chris Dieker pass, hauling in an interception at the Jacksonville two-yard line. Three plays later, fullback Rendrick Taylor broke through the Barnstormer defense for a 31-yard touchdown run as the Sharks opened the gap.
Before Saturday night, Robinson had not suited up for the Sharks since their ArenaBowl XXIV victory last August. But after Jacksonville's May 11 trade with Philadelphia, Robinson returned to the team with which he spent the previous two seasons and rewarded the home faithful with two interceptions, six pass breakups and 6.5 total tackles.
Jacksonville continued to build its advantage in the second quarter, at one point taking a 31-0 lead before Iowa's Jesse Schmidt corralled a Dieker pass for a touchdown just before halftime.
The second half proved to be more of the same for Jacksonville, as Jeff Littlejohn recovered a Dieker fumble and returned it for a touchdown to put the Sharks ahead by a 38-7 count early in the third. The teams traded touchdowns until Jacksonville led 55-19 in the final minute. At that point, the Shark defense made team history with a final stand. In Jacksonville's two-plus years as a franchise, the team had never allowed fewer than 20 points in a single game. The previous franchise low had been exactly 20 points, in a game against Bossier-Shreveport on July 24, 2010.
Offensively, Morris put together his most efficient game of the season, finishing 18-of-24 for 202 yards and four touchdowns. Terrance Smith caught three of those touchdown passes and finished with eight catches for 109 yards. Shamar Graves caught Morris' other touchdown pass, a 41-yard score in the fourth quarter.
Taylor proved to be another record-setter for Jacksonville, as he became the first player in team history to rush for 50 yards in a game (7 carries, 50 yards, TD). The team's previous individual franchise record stood at 42, coincidentally accomplished by Bernard Morris in that same game against Bossier-Shreveport in 2010.
For Iowa, Dieker saw the lion's share of the action at quarterback in place of J.J. Raterink, who left after taking a hit in the first quarter. Dieker finished 16-of-35 for 202 yards and three touchdowns. Marco Thomas led the Barnstormers with 11 catches for 122 yards and a touchdown, while league-leading receiver Jesse Schmidt nabbed six catches for 87 yards and two scores.
The Sharks take to the road next Friday night, as they battle the rival Orlando Predators at Amway Center. The game will air live on NFL Network as part of "Net10 Arena Football Friday" and is set to kick off at 8:00 p.m. The team returns home on Saturday, June 2 at 7:00 p.m. against the Tampa Bay Storm.
Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Game – Jacksonville QB Bernard Morris
Riddell Defensive Player of the Game – Jacksonville DB Micheaux Robinson
JLS Ironman of the Game – Jacksonville OL/DL Jason Holman
AFL Playmaker of the Game – Jacksonville WR Terrance Smith
Cutters Catch of the Game – Jacksonville WR Terrance Smith’s touchdown catch off the net
Spalding Highlight of the Game – Jacksonville FB Rendrick Taylor’s 31-yard touchdown run
National Guard MVP of the Game – Jacksonville DB Micheaux Robinson
Barnstormers Shark-Bitten Once Again in Jacksonville
05/20/2012 8:02 AM
Jacksonville, FL – For the second straight year, the Iowa Barnstormers exited Jacksonville Veteran’s Memorial Arena with their worst loss of the season. The latest loss occurred Saturday night when Iowa fell to the Jacksonville Sharks by a score of 55-19. Jacksonville was dominant in all aspects of the game, as they led from start to finish and were never seriously contested. With the win, the Sharks improve to 4-5 on the season, while Iowa falls to 4-6 with the loss.
Iowa starting Quarterback J.J. Raterink left the game after just two series with what appeared to be a shoulder injury, and never returned. Head Coach Mike Hohensee handed the reigns to rookie QB Chris Dieker, who saw his first action of the season. Dieker struggled completing just 16 of 35 passes for 202 yards while throwing two interceptions and fumbling twice. The lone bright spot for Dieker was a 26 yard touchdown strike to WR Jesse Schmidt with just over four minutes remaining before halftime. The touchdown pass was his first in his professional career. Iowa headed to the locker room with a 31=7 disadvantage.
The second half was more of the same as Dieker faced constant pressure and the Iowa defense did little to stop the Sharks offense. WR Terrance Smith racked up 8 receptions for 109 yards and 3 touchdowns for the Sharks and newly re-acquired DB Micheaux Robinson had a game-high 7 tackles and 2 interceptions on defense. QB Bernard Morris finished the game completing 18 of 24 attempts and four touchdowns. Iowa managed to put together a couple of second half touchdown drives, but it wasn’t nearly enough as Jacksonville coasted to the 36 point victory.
Next week the Barnstormers return to Wells Fargo Arena as they battle the Spokane Shock on Friday, May 25. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:05pm, but the gates open early at 5:30 for the Miller Lite Happy Hour. Join us from 5:30-6:30 in the Miller Lite Lounge at Wells Fargo Arena for $1.00 Miller and Miller Lite drafts! Great seats are still available and can be purchased at the Arena box office, online at www.theiowabarnstormers.com or by calling 515.633.2255.
SHARKS RIP PREDS, 55-37, FOR SECOND STRAIGHT WIN
05/25/2012 10:37 PM
ORLANDO – The ArenaBowl XXIV Champion Jacksonville Sharks used a 30-point second quarter to erase an early deficit and take control, defeating the Orlando Predators by a 55-37 count at Amway Center on Friday night.
The Sharks trailed 14-3 entering the second quarter as a result of an early turnover on downs. But on the first play of that second frame, quarterback Bernard Morris hit Bobby Sewall for a 10-yard touchdown pass that brought Jacksonville within seven points. From there, the run was on.
After an Orlando touchdown, Jacksonville scored 39 of the game’s next 42 points to take a 49-24 lead early in the fourth. Though the Predators scored twice in the fourth, Orlando never cut its deficit within two scores in that final frame.
Included in that mid-game run was a 37-yard field goal off the left foot of Marco Capozzoli, who made all three of his field goal attempts. Capozzoli set a pair of franchise records on Friday, as that 37-yarder was the longest in team history and he became the first Shark to kick three field goals in one game. Capozzoli is now 7-for-7 on field goal attempts this season.
The Sharks’ surge was keyed by an impressive defensive effort during the middle portion of the game. From the middle of the second quarter until the end of the third, Jacksonville’s defense went seven possessions without allowing a touchdown. This included a pair of fumble recoveries, two turnovers on downs and a missed field goal.
Aaron Robbins led the Sharks’ defensive onslaught, sacking Orlando’s Chris Leak on two separate occasions. Scooter Berry continued to build on his impressive rookie season as well, notching a sack and a fumble recovery. Berry now leads the team with six sacks and has recorded one in five of the team’s last seven games. Overall, Jacksonville set a new season high with four quarterback sacks on Friday night.
Offensively, Morris played another mistake-free contest in his third start of the season. He tossed a season-high six touchdown passes, finishing 18-of-34 for 173 yards in the process. Morris also ran for 44 yards on four carries, including a 24-yard touchdown dash on the first play of the fourth quarter. Morris has now thrown 10 touchdown passes without an interception in his last three games.
Terrance Smith led Jacksonville’s receiving corps with 10 catches for 64 yards and three touchdowns. Smith has now scored at least two touchdowns in nine of the Sharks’ 10 games in 2012. Sewall added four catches for 74 yards and two scores, while Jamarko Simmons hauled in a touchdown as well.
For the Predators, Leak went 17-of-32 for 275 yards and four touchdowns. Dwayne Eley, Jr. proved to be one of Orlando’s biggest offensive threats, as he racked up 114 receiving yards and 240 all-purpose yards. T.T. Toliver led the way with three touchdown catches for the Predators.
With the win, Jacksonville temporarily pulls into a tie with the Tampa Bay Storm for second place in the South Division and the final wild-card spot in the American Conference. The Storm will host the Milwaukee Mustangs on Saturday night.
The Sharks return to Sea Best Field next Saturday night as they host those same Tampa Bay Storm, looking to avenge a 71-69 loss in Tampa on March 30. It will be Star Wars Night, and kickoff for the game is set for 7:00 p.m.
Orlando Predators fall to Jacksonville Sharks, 55-37
Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2012
The Orlando Predators fell to 1-9 on the season after a 55-37 loss to the Jacksonville Sharks on Friday night at the Amway Arena.
The Sharks opened the scoring for the game with a field goal by kicker Marco Cappozzoli. On Chris Leak’s first drive in the Jungle, he was able to hit Dwayne Eley, Jr. with a big 31 yard pass, which was topped off by a 10 yard touchdown reception by WR T.T. Toliver, bringing the score to 7-3 Orlando. After a turnover on downs by the Sharks, the Predators added another touchdown pass to Christopher Jamison, making the score 14-3 Predators at the end of the first quarter.
The Sharks scored on their first drive of the second quarter with a 10 yard touchdown pass from Morris to wide receiver Bobby Sewall. Leak answered with a long 39 yard completion to Toliver, his second touchdown of the game. After a successful point after attempt by Lewis, the Preds were up 21-10. The Sharks picked up another touchdown on their next drive, a pass from Morris to Sewall, but Cappozzoli missed the extra point. Predators wide receiver Jarvis Williams fumbled the kick return, giving possession back to the Sharks. Jacksonville was able to capitalize off of the turnover, with a 9 yard pass from Morris to WR Jamarko Simmons, giving the Sharks the lead, 23-21. After another turnover on downs by the Preds, Morris completed a 14 yard pass to wide receiver Terrance Smith, bringing the score to 33-24 Sharks at the end of the half.
The Sharks were the only ones to put points on the board in the third quarter, with a 24 yard rushing touchdown by Morris into the end zone. Cappozzoli’s extra point is blocked by Predators defensive lineman Richard Clebert. Cappozzoli hit a field goal with less than a minute left in the quarter, making the score 42-24 Jacksonville at the end of the third.
The Sharks opened the scoring in the fourth quarter with a 10 yard touchdown pass from Morris to Smith, increasing the Sharks lead to 25. The Predators responded with a two yard touchdown pass from Leak to Toliver, his third of the game. Lewis hit the point after, bringing the score to 49-31. Later in the quarter, Morris scored his sixth touchdown with an 11 yard pass to Smith. Leak followed with a long 38 yard completion to Eley, Jr., that was topped off with a rushing touchdown by Moye-Moore. The Sharks recovered the Preds’ onside kick attempt and ran out the clock, winning the game 55-37.
The Predators were led offensively by quarterback Chris Leak, who finished 17 for 32, threw for 275 yards, 4 touchdowns and no interceptions. Dwayne Eley Jr. had the bulk of the yardage with 6 receptions for 114 yards. T.T. Toliver had 5 receptions for 82 yards and 3 touchdowns.
On defense the Preds were led statistically by Simeon Castille who had eight tackles, and Travis Coleman who finished with seven tackles. Terrance Carter also contributed four tackles and 1.5 sacks.
Next week the Predators head to Philadelphia to face the Soul for the second time this season. The Soul won the previous game against the Preds 69-53 and currently sit at the top of the American Conference East division. The games will broadcast live on www.orlandopredators.com/live.
IF the CLEVELAND GLADIATORS and TAMPA BAY STORM both lose in Week 19, the NEW ORLEANS VOODOO, GEORGIA FORCE and JACKSONVILLE SHARKS would clinch the final three playoff spots in the American Conference.
IFthe JACKSONVILLE SHARKS defeat the ORLANDO PREDATORS in Week 19, the Sharks will clinch a playoff berth.
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Anyway Kickoff for AVITAE ArenaBowl XXV Now 10:30 PM ET
07/20/2012 11:45 AM
CHICAGO – The kickoff time for AVITAE ArenaBowl XXV has been pushed to 10:30 pm ET on Friday, August 10, the Arena Football League announced today. Due to the NFL Network broadcast of the New York Jets at Cincinnati Bengals preseason game conflicting with the original ArenaBowl kickoff time, a decision was made to keep the telecast live. Tim Tebow’s first game as a member of the Jets will serve as a prelude to the AVITAE ArenaBowl XXV telecast.
“We were presented with the option to air the game tape delayed, but didn’t feel that this would be fitting,” Arena Football League Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz said. “A multitude of countries around the world have watched recent ArenaBowls live, our fans want it live, and we know that if any city can handle a late party, it’s New Orleans.”
There were 14,320 fans in attendance at the US Airways center for ArenaBowl XXIV last season. That NFL Network broadcast grabbed a record rating, which was the second AFL ratings record in as many weeks. AFL partners such as NET10 and AVITAE will be featured in television commercials throughout the day promoting the game.
While the NFL preseason broadcast takes place, AVITAE ArenaBowl XXV Fan Fest will be going on outside the New Orleans Arena, where fans will take part in multiple activities with the National Guard, the NET10 Challenge, musical performances, acrobatic displays, food, beverages, and more. The pregame festivities will lead directly up to kickoff and the postgame festivities will carry into the night.
“Our fans believe in us and are willing to find us on our season long, three-year broadcast partner,” Kurz said. “Those in attendance will be treated to a host of activities throughout the day and those watching at home will get to see the two best teams in our League play in our Silver Anniversary Championship.”
AFL Postseason Matchups Set
07/22/2012 10:16 PM
CHICAGO – The Arena Football League’s 2012 regular season has come to a close. The AFL postseason is set to kickoff on Friday, July 27 featuring the #4 seeded Utah Blaze (12-5) at the # 1 seeded Central Division champion San Antonio Talons (14-4) on NFL Network at 8 p.m. ET.
The #2 seeded West Division champion Arizona Rattlers (13-5) will host the #3 seeded San Jose SaberCats (12-6) on Saturday, July 28 at 10 p.m. ET. The game will be televised locally and can be seen on UStream.tv/afl. In the American Conference, the defending ArenaBowl champion, South Division champion and #2 seeded Jacksonville Sharks (10-8) will host the #3 seeded Georgia Force (9-9) on Saturday, July 28 at 7 p.m. ET and can also be seen on UStream.tv/afl.
The #4 seeded New Orleans VooDoo (8-10) travels to Philadelphia to face the #1 seeded East Division champion Soul (15-3) on Saturday, July 28. The game can be seen on UStream.tv/afl. The game is set to kickoff at 7:05 p.m. ET.
The three-week AFL postseason culminates with AVITAE ArenaBowl XXV on August 10, 2012 from New Orleans, LA. The game will be broadcasted nationally on NFL Network. Kickoff is set for 10:30 p.m. ET.