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Storm 40, Soul 44

Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia

Attendance: 13,648

Teams 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Tampa Bay Storm (10-4) 6 14 7 13 40
Philadelphia Soul (13-1) 0 14 14 16 44

 

Storm Insider

Recap

With just over seven minutes remaining in ArenaBowl XXX, Tampa Bay Storm kicker Mark Lewis booted an onside kick that was recovered by teammate Allen Chapman, and moments later, Storm quarterback Randy Hippeard threw a touchdown bomb to Justin Hilton, the long strike cutting Philadelphia’s lead to 37-34.

Prior to the onside recover and subsequent touchdown, the Storm were teetering on the brink of defeat.

The sudden-change sequence gave new life to the Storm.

The Soul summarily snuffed it out one offensive play later.

Following a second Lewis onside attempt recovered by Philadelphia, Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh hit receiver Shaun Kauleinamoku in the corner of the end zone to push Philly’s lead back to 10. The Soul held on over the final minutes to defeat the Storm 44-40 in front of its home crowd of 13,648 at the Wells Fargo Center, winning their second-consecutive ArenaBowl.

A valiant effort by the Storm to capture what would have been an Arena Football League-best sixth championship fell just short.

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Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

TAM - Ings 57-yard missed field goal return (Mark Lewis failed) - 7:10

2nd Quarter

PHI - Prince two-yard pass from Raudabaugh (Adrian Trevino kick) - 10:53

TAM - Hills 35-yard pass from Hippeard (Lewis kick) - 8:35

TAM - Jackson 26-yard interception return (Lewis kick) - 5:44

PHI - Benson one-yard rush (Trevino kick) - 0:30

3rd Quarter

PHI - Reynolds 40-yard pass from Raudabaugh (Trevino kick) - 12:54

TAM - Ings 30-yard pass from Hippeard (Lewis kick) - 9:22

PHI - Benson one-yard rush (Trevino kick) - 4:32

4th Quarter

PHI - Prince one-yard pass from Raudabaugh (Trevino kick) - 9:24

PHI - Daniels safety - 7:33

TAM - Hilton 42-yard pass from Hippeard (Lewis kick) - 6:13

PHI - Kauleinamoku 16-yard pass from Raudabaugh (Trevino kick) - 5:13

TAM - Ings seven-yard pass from Hippeard (no kick) - 0:00

Individual Statistics

Passing (C-A-INT-Yds-TD)

PHI - Dan Raudabaugh (20-34-232-4), Luke Collis (0-1-0-0)

TAM - Randy Hippeard (14-27-194-4)

Rushing: (Att-Yds-TD)   

PHI - Mykel Benson (15-17-2), Dan Raudabaugh (1-12-0)

TAM - Randy Hippeard (1-4-0)                                                                    

Receiving:  (Rec-Yds-TD)

PHI - Shaun Kauleinamoku (8-81-1), Darius Reynolds (6-122-1), Darius Prince (5-27-2), Michael Simons (1-2-0)

TAM - Kendrick Ings (5-57-2), Joe Hills (5-71-1), LaMark Brown (3-24-0), Justin Hilton (1-42-1)

KO Returns: (No.-Yds-TD)

PHI - (Dwayne Hollis (3-29-0), Chris Duvalt (1-14-0), Darius Reynolds (1-0-0)

TAM - Kendrick Ings (6-71-0)

Postgame Award Winners

Offensive Player of the Game: PHI, RB Mykel Benson

Defensive Player of the Game: PHI, DB James Romain

MVP OF THE GAME: PHI, WR Darius Prince