THE SOUL won a home game on the same night somebody hit the nationwide lottery for $590 million. What are the odds?
That's a bit harsh, but Dan Raudabaugh's six touchdown passes lifted the Soul (4-4) past Orlando, 61-51, on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Philadelphia had dropped its first three in front of the home folks.
Defensive back Rayshaun Kizer had five tackles, an interception, a forced fumble and a recovered fumble to lead the defense.
Orlando (2-6), coached by former Soul skipper Doug Plank, had won two in a row since acquiring quarterback Aaron Garcia (six TDs). The Soul picked off Garcia twice, including once by James
Romain, who returned it the length of the field for a touchdown.
The Soul next plays Saturday at Tampa, not far from where this weekend's half-billion-dollar Powerball ticket was sold. Philadelphia has won three of four on the road, so another victory wouldn't nearly be as odd.
- Ed Barkowitz