PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Power welcome their in-state rival the Philadelphia Soul to CONSOL Energy Center this Saturday, May 3. Kickoff is slated for 7:00 pm ET. The game will be televised locally on ThisTV Pittsburgh with Craig Wolfley and Tim Benz on the call and can be seen nationally on ESPN3. The game can be heard on TribLIVE Radio with Ike Taylor, John Harris, and Ken Laird commentating.
Philadelphia Soul (3-3) at Pittsburgh Power (3-3)
Saturday, May 3 – 7:00 p.m. ET
CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA
TV: ThisTV Pittsburgh, ESPN3
Radio: TribLive Radio
All-Time Series: Philadelphia leads 4-2
The Power enter Week 8 looking to end a two-game skid. Last week, Pittsburgh found themselves shut down by the Cleveland Gladiators for the second time this season. The Gladiators forced two turnovers and stopped the Power on six of their possessions. Power quarterback Tommy Grady led the team in the loss with 273 yards and three touchdowns.
After starting the year 0-3, Philadelphia has won three-straight after taking down the Iowa Barnstormers last Sunday in the game’s final moments. Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh led the way in the win with nine touchdown passes. Raudabaugh found Tiger Jones for the game-winning score to hand them the 60-55 victory.
POWER TO WATCH | OFFENSE:
Shaun Kauleinamoku stepped up for the Power receiving corps last week against Cleveland. He hauled in eight passes for 94 yards and two touchdowns. He enters the Philadelphia game with 43 catches for 492 yards and eight scores.
Tommy Grady will look to right the ship for Pittsburgh this week. In the two-game losing streak, Grady has completed 56.8% of his passes for 612 yards and 12 scores.
SOUL TO WATCH | OFFENSE:
The Soul have two offensive players coming off performances that earned them weekly awards. Quarterback Dan Raudabaugh was awarded the Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week after his nine touchdown performance. On the season he’s thrown for 1,466 yards and 31 touchdowns.
Anthony “Tiger” Jones’ game-winning touchdown earned last week’s AFL Highlight of the Week. In the win, Jones had seven receptions for 52 yards and five touchdowns. Jones is second on the team in receiving behind Ryan McDaniels, who has 48 catches for 632 yards and 10 scores this season.
POWER TO WATCH | DEFENSE:
Defensive Back Virgil Gray continues to lead the Power in most of the major defensive categories. Gray is tied with Cleveland’s Marrio Norman and Tampa Bay’s Chris Smith at the top of the league with six interceptions.
SOUL TO WATCH | DEFENSE:
Defensive lineman T.J. Langley is coming off of an impressive seven tackle, three sack performance against Iowa. Langly and Teddy Jennings have combined for 7.5 sacks for the Soul this season.
Defensive back Rayshaun Kizer leads the soul with 35.5 tackles on the year.