PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 8th, 2012) – A day after learning they were eliminated from playoff contention, the Shock fell to Philly, 62-48.
Soul WR Jeff Hughley took the opening kickoff the rebound net and returned it for a 55 yard touchdown, opening the gate for the league’s highest scoring offense to continue to fine tune their play on their way to the AFL Playoff’s with home field advantage in the first round.
The Shock were able answer the call with a touchdown pass from QB Kyle Rowley to WR Rod Harper from 9-yards out and then force an early turnover as Shock LB Terence Moore knocked the ball away from PHI FB Derrick Ross. On the next Spokane possession, QB Kyle Rowley was able to find WR Jeffrey Solomon on a 4-yd strike to give the Shock an early 14-7 lead.
Back and forth action would continue until a costly interception by Spokane would open the door for Philadelphia to take the lead going into the half by a score of 42-34.
In the final quarter of play, both team’s offensive production would come to a near stop and would only post one touchdown each. Shock WR Adron Tennell would record his fourth touchdown in the game (his ninth against the Soul this season) and Soul FB Derrick Ross would score for a third time on the ground to help seal the Philadelphia victory.
Offensively, Shock QB Kyle Rowley completed 29 of 48 attempts for 325 yards with 7 TDs and 4 INTs. Adron Tennell led the Shock receivers with 13 receptions for 141 yards and 4 TDs. WR Rod Harper would add 9 receptions for 107 yards and one TD. Defensively, LB Terence Moore had 7 tackles and one forced fumble while DB Charles Ealy recorded one interception on the night.
The Philadelphia Soul were led by QB Dan Raudabaugh who completed 16 of 22 attempts for 179 yards with 5 TDs and one INT. FB Derrick Ross gained 83 yards on 11 carries and punched in 3 TDs. Soul WR Donovan Morgan led the receivers with 5 receptions for 59 yards and one TD. Larry Brackins added 4 receptions for 46 yards and 2 TDs. The Soul defense recorded 4 interceptions against the Shock (Stevenson, Richardson, Bear), not only returning the favor from their matchup earlier in the season but sealing the Philadelphia win.