The defending AFL Champion Philadelphia Soul won their first home game of the year on Friday night as they defeated the Georgia Force 68-49 at the Wells Fargo Center. Even with the win, the Soul remain tied for last place in their division with a record of 3-6, but snapping their streak of loses at home is a step in the right direction.
The Soul used a recipe of turnovers (forcing three interceptions and a fumble recovery) and first half scoring to gain the win. At the break the Soul had 47 points which ties a club record for points in a half.
Soul QB Ryan Vena was lights out. He combined for nine total touchdowns, seven passing, and two rushing. Donovan Morgan led the receiving corps with five catches for 135 yards and four TD’s. Syvelle Newton also topped the 100 yard receiving mark, contributing 124 yards on nine catches, including one for a TD.
For the Force, QB Brett Elliott threw for over 300 yards, tossing five TD’s and three interceptions. Wide receiver Maurice Purify hauled in ten catches for 92 yards and five TD’s.
The Philadelphia Soul will look to make it two straight wins at home against the New Orleans VooDoo on Friday, May 27th at 7:05 p.m.
[Photo credits: Jim Soloman]
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