Game Notes: Philadelphia Soul (7-0) vs Cleveland Gladiators (2-6)

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GAME PREVIEW: WEEK 10

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Soul (7-0) look to remain undefeated this weekend as they host the Cleveland Gladiators (2-6) on Saturday, June 10. The game is presented by Colonial Marble & Granite and kick-off is set for 7 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. The game will be broadcast live on TCN and 97.5 The Fanatic.

This will be the third time that these two teams will face each other this season. The Soul will try to defend their perfect record, while the Gladiators are eager to keep their winning streak going after defeating the Washington Valor in Week 9.

The first match-up to watch out for is between Soul WR Darius Reynolds and Cleveland DB Terence Moore. Currently this season, Reynolds leads the team with 39 receptions for 560 yards and 18 touchdowns. So far this season, Moore has collected 23.5 total tackles, two pass breakups, five passes defended, and three interceptions for 28 yards.

The next match-up to look out for is between Soul DB Dwayne Hollis and Cleveland WR Quentin Sims. In seven games, Romain leads the team with 40.0 total tackles, five pass break-ups, eight passes defended, and three interceptions for 47 yards. Sims leads the Gladiator receiving core with 64 receptions for 867 yards and 18 touchdowns this season.

Lastly, QB Dan Raudabaugh will face off against Cleveland QB Arvell Nelson. So far this season, Raudabaugh has completed 124-of-197 passes for 1,548 yards and 44 touchdowns. Nelson has completed 133-of-202 passes for 1,767 yards and 36 touchdowns this season.

In Week 11, the Soul will remain at home and host the Tampa Bay Storm on Saturday, June 17 at 7 p.m. The game will be presented by Virtua and will be broadcast live on CBS SportsNetwork and 97.5 The Fanatic.

THE IFS:

If the Soul defeats the Gladiators it would… * Give the Soul a 8-0 record for the 2017 season * Give the Soul a 65-30 record on Saturday games *Give the Soul a 14-7record against the Gladiators *Give the Soul a 4-2 record against Gladiator Coach Ron Selesky

PLAYER TIES

Soul FB Mykel Benson and Gladiators DB Terry Johnson both attended Florida A&M.

Gladiators WR Larry Brackins played for the Soul during the 2007 and 2008 seasons and again from 2011-2014.

Gladiators FB Jeramie Richardsonplayed for the Soul during the 2016 season.

Soul WR Darius Reynoldsand Gladiators DB Frederick Obi played for the San Jose SaberCats in 2015.

OPPOSING PLAYERS TO WATCH

QB Arvell Nelson– So far this season, Nelson has completed 133-of-202 passes for 1,767yards and 36touchdowns.

WR Quentin Sims– The leading receiver has caught 64 passes for 867 yards and 18touchdowns so far with the Gladiators.

DB Terence Moore- Moore leads the Gladiator defense with 23.5 total tackles, two pass break-ups, five passes defended and three interceptions.

THE SERIES

The last time these two teams matched up was Week 7 of the 2017 season with the Soul coming out on top, 64-46.

WHAT’S AHEAD

In Week 11, the Soul will remain at home and host the Tampa Bay Storm on Saturday, June 17 at 7 p.m.

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