Soul advance to ArenaBowl, beating Sharks 55-50 on late TD

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Dan Raudabaugh threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Darius Reynolds with four seconds left to give the Philadelphia Soul a 55-50 victory over the Jacksonville Soul on Sunday night in the Arena Football League’s American Conference championship game.

The Soul advanced to the ArenaBowl against the Arizona Rattlers on Aug. 26 in Phoenix. Arizona beat visiting Cleveland 82-41 on Saturday night in the National Conference title game.

Philadelphia rallied after Jacksonville took a 50-49 lead on Tommy Grady’s 12-yard touchdown pass to Joe Hills with 55 seconds left.

Raudabaugh was 26 of 38 for 317 yards and six touchdowns to help the Soul avenge a 61-56 loss to the Sharks last year in the conference championship. Shaun Kauleinamoku had 10 catches for 128 yards and two touchdowns, and Reynolds added nine receptions for 124 yards and two scores.

Grady was 21 of 31 for 245 yards and six touchdowns. Hills had 13 catches for 142 yards and five touchdowns.

Philadelphia advanced to the ArenaBowl for the fourth time. The Soul beat San Jose in 2008 and lost to Arizona in 2012 and 2013.

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