Philadelphia looks to avenge loss to Jacksonville in Arena League conference championship
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016
The Philadelphia Soul waited a year to get another chance at winning the Arena Football League’s American Conference championship.
Now, the chance comes again, and it will take place Sunday (3 p.m., ESPN2) at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Not only will the Soul get the chance to advance to the ArenaBowl for the first time since 2013, but the path to the ArenaBowl has also been paved with revenge.
The Jacksonville Sharks beat the Soul 61-56 in last year’s conference championship game to end the Soul’s season. Now, the Sharks again stand in the Soul’s way.
“It’s nice that we’re able to put ourselves in the situation to play for a conference championship,” Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh said following last Sunday’s win against the Tampa Bay Storm. “It’s nice that it’s against a team that we’re familiar with and that we owe some payback to.”
The winner of Sunday’s game will play the winner of the National Conference championship game between the Arizona Rattlers and the Cleveland Gladiators for the championship.
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