Soul hold off Gladiators

Soul 62, Gladiators 61.
June 16, 2008 8:03:03 AM PDT
Matt D'Orazio threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Chris Jackson with 37 seconds left to help the Philadelphia Soul beat the Cleveland Gladiators 62-61 on Saturday night in the Arena Football League. Cleveland pulled within one on Raymond Philyaw's 9-yard touchdown pass to Otis Amey with 5 seconds to go, but Eddie Moten intercepted Philyaw's 2-point conversion attempt.

The Soul (12-3) missed a chance to wrap up the Eastern Division title and home-field advantage throughout the National Conference playoffs when Dallas beat New York later Saturday night.

D'Orazio was 25-of-39 for 283 yards and six touchdowns and also ran for two scores. Brent Holmes had 11 catches for 125 yards and two touchdowns, and Jackson finished with nine receptions for 104 yards and three scores.

Philyaw was 26-of-38 for 319 yards and six touchdowns for the Gladiators (8-7).