Philadelphia Soul win ArenaBowl Championship

Sunday, August 27, 2017
Soul win ArenaBowl Championship
Soul win ArenaBowl Championship. Jeff Skversky reports during Action News at 11 p.m. on August 26, 2017.

South Philadelphia -- The Philadelphia Soul won their second straight ArenaBowl championship Saturday night, beating the Tampa Bay Storm 44 - 40.

The Soul had a strong second half, scoring 30 points, after trailing the Storm 20-14 at halftime.

The Philadelphia Soul celebrate their second straight ArenaBowl title Saturday night.

Soul Quarterback Dan Raudabaugh started the second half with a 40-yard touchdown throw to Darius Reynolds to lead 21-20. That play got the Soul's momentum moving in the right direction. They led 28-27 at the end of the third quarter, and then shut down a Tampa Bay drive at the beginning of the fourth. A Radaubaugh throw to Darius Prince on a short fourth-and-goal put the Soul ahead for good.

Raudabaugh played on a sore knee after a hit in second quarter. After the game, team owner Ron Jaworski said Raudabaugh had a torn ACL.

The win was the Soul's second straight and third ever ArenaBowl title and was their first championship win on their home field.