By Ben Sullivan
The Soul won their second straight Arena Bowl championship last night, beating the Tampa Bay Storm 44-40.
The Soul had a strong second half, scoring 30 points, after trailing the Storm 20-14 at halftime.
Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh started the second half with a 40-yard touchdown throw to Darius Reynolds to lead 21-20.
They led 28-27 at the end of the third quarter, and then shut down a Tampa Bay drive at the beginning of the fourth. A Radaubaugh throw to Darius Prince on a short fourth-and-goal put the Soul ahead for good.
Raudabaugh played on a sore knee after a hit in second quarter. After the game, team owner Ron Jaworski said Raudabaugh had a torn ACL.
The win was the Soul’s second straight and third ever Arena Bowl title and was their first championship win on their home field.