Philadelphia Soul look to repeat at Arena Bowl 30

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Soul look to repeat as Arena Bowl champs
Soul look to repeat as Arena Bowl champs. Jeff Skversky reports during Action News at 6 p.m. on August 23, 2017.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- From the moment the Philadelphia Soul won last year's Arena Bowl, the indoor football team has been talking repeat.

And now, they are just days away from defending their AFL title in Arena Bowl 30 come Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center.

"It would be nice for the city and for fans who have never seen our game. Hopefully, this is going to be a mark for them to come out and watch us, see what we got. Our brand of football is awesome, it's exciting," Head Coach Clint Dolezel said.

The high scoring Soul have the highest winning percentage out of any professional team in Philadelphia since 2004.

The Soul are making their fifth appearance on the big stage.

"You see the bags under my eyes. The excitement's there. The stress is there. That's why you play. You work all year for this moment," Dolezel said.

"I'm a little nervous, but I'm very excited," receiver Darius Reynolds said.

The Soul are feeling good about winning back-to-back titles and why shouldn't they? Not only do they have home field advantage, they have dominated the series against Tampa Bay, winning all three matchups.

"I don't want to sound cocky, but I expect to win the football game. This is a very good football team. They know how to win. We've won 17 straight games at home," owner Ron Jaworski said.

The Soul has been on a roll, undefeated at home since last April, with one big one left to win.

Watch Arena Bowl 30 Saturday at 7 p.m. on 6abc


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