Final: Storm 56 - Soul 49

Amalie Oil Field - Tampa Bay Times Forum

Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 5:00 P.M.

Attendance: 11,062

Team
1st 
2nd
3rd
4th
Total
Storm
21
6
7
22
56
Soul
14
21
14
0
49

 

Game Recap

Tampa, FL – Hobbled by a leg injury at the end of the third period, quarterback Randy Hippeard stepped up to connect with three fourth-quarter touchdowns, the last a 28-yard toss to T.T. Toliver with 56 seconds remaining as Tampa Bay pulled off a stunning, 56-49, win over the Philadelphia Soul Saturday on the Amalie Motor Oil Field in the Tampa Bay Times forum.

The Storm (6-6) defense was the difference as it stopped the Soul (6-6) on four 4th-down possessions.

Dexter Jackson’s hurry on Soul quarterback Dan Radabaugh, a missed field goal by Philadelphia’s Carlos Martinez, a sack for 10 yards on Radabaugh by Uriah Grant and Jammie Kirlew and Radabaugh’s incomplete pass to Ryan McDaniel with coverage by Storm defensive back Rod Isaac closed the door as he last two seconds went off the clock.

Trailing 49-34, Hippeard was 4-for-5 passing in the fourth, finishing with 14 of 26, for 217 yards and seven touchdowns. Wide receiver Joe Hills had six catches for 67 yards and four touchdowns.

Defensive back James Harrell had another outstanding game and for 6-yard pass interception return for a touchdown, a 27-yard missed field goal return and seven tackles he collected the game’s Riddell Defensive Player of the Game award.

UP NEXT – The Tampa Bay Storm will head to Des Moines to take on the Barnstormers at the Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday, June 14.  Kickoff is set for 8:05 p.m. EST.

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

Time Scoring Play TAM-PHI
09:54 PHI - 1-YD Rush by ROSS, Derrick, PAT by MARTINEZ, Carlo GOOD 0-7
07:06 TAM - 21-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to HILLS, Joe, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD 7-7
05:58 TAM - 16-YD Interception Return by HARRELL, James, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD 14-7
02:40 PHI - 2-YD Pass from RAUDABAUGH, Dan to MCDANIEL, Ryan, PAT by MARTINEZ, Carlo GOOD 14-14
01:38  TAM - 34-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to HILLS, Joe, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD 21-14

 

2nd Quarter

Time Scoring Play TAM-PHI
10:40 PHI - 1-YD Rush by ROSS, Derrick, PAT by MARTINEZ, Carlo GOOD 21-21
06:45 TAM - 13-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to TOLLIVER, T.T., PAT by BONGARRA, Juan FAIL 27-21
03:07 PHI - 8-YD Pass from RAUDABAUGH, Dan to JONES, Anthony, PAT by MARTINEZ, Carlo GOOD 27-28
02:10  PHI - 8-YD Pass from RAUDABAUGH, Dan to ROSS, Derrick, PAT by MARTINEZ, Carlo GOOD 27-35

 

3rd Quarter

Time Scoring Play TAM-PHI
12:21 TAM - 40-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to JACKSON, Amarri, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD 34-35
07:40  PHI - 5-YD Rush by ROSS, Derrick, PAT by MARTINEZ, Carlo GOOD 34-42
03:33  PHI - 14-YD Pass from RAUDABAUGH, Dan to MCDANIEL, Ryan, PAT by MARTINEZ, Carlo GOOD 34-49

 

4th Quarter

Time Scoring Play TAM-PHI
14:52 TAM - 15-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to HILLS, Joe, 2-PT Conversion by HIPPEARD, Randy GOOD 42-49
03:54 TAM - 4-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to HILLS, Joe, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD 49-49
00:46 TAM - 28-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to TOLLIVER, T.T., PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD 56-49

 

Player Stats

Storm    Soul
Passing CP/AT  Yds TD INT   Passing CP/AT  Yds TD INT
Randy Hippeard 14/26 217 7 1   Dan Raudabaugh 30/47 353 4 1
Brendan Crawford 0/1 0 0 0            
                     
Rushing ATT Yds TD LG   Rushing ATT Yds TD LG
            Ryan McDaniel 2 6 0 4
            Dan Raudabaugh 2 20 0 20
            Derrick Ross 13 27 3 9
                     
Receiving  REC Yds TD LG   Receiving  REC Yds TD LG
Joe Hills 6 67 4 21   Anthony Jones 8 120 1 23
Amarri Jackson 3 73 1 40   V'Keon Lacey 4 40 0 17
T.T. Toliver 5 77 2 28   Ryan McDaniel 10 109 2 24
            Derrick Ross 1 8 1 8
            Emery Sammons 6 65 0 20
            Adam Smith 1 11 0 11
                     
Kick Returns No. Yds TD AVG   Kick Returns No. Yds TD AVG
Michael Lindsey 5 78 0 15.6   Ray Little 2 32 0 16
            Emery Sammons 4 48 0 12
            LaRico Stevenson 1 -3 0 -3
                     

Team Stats

Storm
 
Soul
14
First Downs
27
0
Net Yards Rushing
53
0
Attempts
17
217
Net Yards Passing
339
27
Attempted
47
14
Completed
30
1
Intercepted
1
27
Total Offensive Plays
66
217
Total Net Yards
392
3-2
Fumbles: No./ Lost
1-0
4-26
Penalties: Number/Lost
10-68
1-16
Interceptions: No./Yards
1-9
21:57
Possession Time
38:03

Game Notes

  •  The Tampa Bay Storm defeated the Philadelphia Soul 56-49.  Tampa Bay is now 5-7 versus Philadelphia and 4-2 at home.
  • Storm head coach Lawrence Samuels is now 2-1 against the Soul, while the team is 2-3 against Soul head coach Clint Dolezel.
  • Tampa Bay wide receiver Joe Hills led all receivers with four touchdown receptions and he caught six passes for 67 yards.  This was his third game with four or more touchdown receptions this season and 29th consecutive game with a touchdown catch.
  • Local Plant H.S. (Tampa, FL) product, defensive back James Harrell, returned an interception for a touchdown in his third consecutive game.
  • Harrell now has four defensive touchdowns in the past three games.
  • Soul fullback Derrick Ross set the AFL career record for rushing touchdowns with his 13 rushes-27 yards-three touchdown effort.  He now has 129 career rushing touchdowns surpassing AFL Hall of Famer Barry Wagner (126).  Nine of his touchdowns have come against the Storm.
  • Philadelphia quarterback Dan Raudabaugh threw for 353 yards and four touchdowns while completing 30-of-47 passes.  This is only the fifth game this season a quarterback has thrown for more than 300 yards.
  • Storm quarterback Randy Hippeard fought through injuries to lead Tampa Bay to victory.  He completed 14-of-26 passes for 217 yards and seven touchdowns.  He also converted the team’s first 2-pt. conversion of the season to breathe life into the team early in the fourth quarter.
  • The Tampa Bay defense finished the game with 52 tackles while Philadelphia finished with 11.
  • Storm WR T.T. Toliver continues to rise up the AFL career leader charts.  With his five catches for 77 yards and two touchdowns, Toliver moves into 7th place all-time with 237 career touchdown receptions surpassing Mike Horacek and AFL Hall-of-Famer Cory Fleming.
  • Toliver needs four receptions next week to surpass ALF Hall-of-Famer Eddie Brown (950) for fith place among all-time receptions.
  • Storm defensive lineman Jammie Kirlew helped bring down the Soul QB twice giving him 2.5 sacks on the season.
  • Click here for full game notes (.pdf)

Statistical Comparison

Storm  Category Soul
5-6 Record 6-5
8th-51.5 Scoring Offense  2nd-58.7
11th-54.8 Opp. Points/G 10th-54.5
9th-271.9 Tot. Offense/G  4th-285.5
12th-299.2 Opp. Total Off/G 14th-300.0
7th-256.8 Passing Yds/G 8th-255.8
12th-277.8 Opp. Pass Yds/G 14th-284.9
10th-15.1 Rushing Yds/G 1st-29.8
11th-11.4 Opp. Rush Yds/G 4th-15.1
6th-2.7 Yards per Carry 2nd-3.3
12th-13 Sacks 10th-16
3nd-23 Sacks Allowed 1st-2
12th-38.0% 3rd Down Conv % 2nd-53.4%
14th-48.2% Opp. 3rd Down % 11th-46.8%
8th-47.2% 4th Down Conv % 13th-28.6%
9th-43.8% Opp. 4th Down % 14th-57.9%
5th-19 Ints. Thrown T12th-9
7th-16 Def. Interceptions T10th-13
10th-16.8 Kickoff Return Avg. 11th-16.4
T9th-(-1) Turnover Margin T5th-+5

Storm Insider - Postgame Storm vs Soul 6/7/14

Hear from head coach Lawrence Samuels and quarterback Randy Hippeard discuss the strong defense and how they team plays like a family

Pre-Game Audio

Listen to what the team has to say abou the matchup against the Soul

  • Head coach Lawrence Samuels | Listen
  • Defensive back James Harrell | Listen
  • Defensive lineman Richard Clebert | Listen

Last Time Out

Philadelphia, PA – The Tampa Bay Storm (3-6, 1-3) was defeated by the Philadelphia Soul (5-4, 1-1) on Saturday evening by a score of 62-34.  The loss was the Storm’s fifth straight loss of the season, and longest since the 2013 season.

Hall made his season debut and started out strong, scoring on the Storm’s opening drive on a 3-yard rush.  He would also use his arm, finishing the night with 13 completions for 182 yards and three touchdowns.  Storm backup quarterback Brendan Crawford also made his Storm debut, filling in for Hall in the fourth quarter.  Crawford would complete three passes for 20 yards and an interception.  The Storm’s leading receiver was Joe Hills who caught eight passes for 103 yards and three touchdowns.