Games this week Week 8 - 2017 Season

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Saturday, May, 27 @ 1:00 PM ET
Philadelphia Soul -  
Washington Valor -
 
Saturday, May, 27 @ 7:00 PM ET
Cleveland Gladiators -  
Baltimore Brigade -

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CLEVELAND GLADIATORS ANNOUNCE NEW "TAILGATE ZONE" FOR ALL REMAINING HOME GAMES
Quicken Loans Arena will have a bit of a different look for fans attending any of the Cleveland Gladiators’ remaining home games during the 2017 season.

BRACKETT TO START FOR VALOR
The Washington Valor have announced that the team has activated QB Sean Brackett, who will start for the team this Saturday against the Philadelphia Soul, and has been assigned QB Josh Portis, who will serve as backup. QB Erik Meyer has been placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury susta...

FRESH AIR, FAMILY, AND FOOTBALL
“No such thing as a life that’s better than yours.� That’s part of the chorus to J. Cole’s song Love Yourz. Along with Kendrick Lamar, Cole is a favorite artist of Washington Valor defensive tackle Everett Dawkins.

BRIGADE ACQUIRE THOMPKINS AND BOYD FROM GLADIATORS
The Baltimore Brigade announced today the acquisition of WR/KR Brandon Thompkins and QB Shane Boyd from the Cleveland Gladiators in exchange for future considerations and a claim order position.

AFL AWARDS WEEK 7 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
The Arena Football League has announced that Tampa Bay Storm wide receiver Joe Hills and Philadelphia Soul linebacker Joe Goosby have been named the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 7 respectively.

Recent Transactions May 25, 2017

Baltimore

ACTIVATING FROM INACTIVE RESERVE: DB Brandon Stephens (Miami OH)

HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED: DL Anthony McDaniel (Bowie State), DL Terrance Taylor (Michigan), WR Milton Williams (Delaware State)

PLACING ON INJURED RESERVE: WR Laquan Williams (Maryland)

PLACING ON RECALLABLE REASSIGNMENT: DL Kalafitoni Pole (Washington State), OL Leon Brown (Alabama)

Cleveland

CLAIMING OFF OF REASSIGNMENT (Position #4): OL John Collins (Harvard)

PLACING ON LEAGUE SUSPENSION: WR Larry Brackins (Pearl River CC)

Washington

PLACING ON INJURED RESERVE: DL Reggie Wilson (Texas Austin), OL Jarien Moreland (Southern Illinois)

REACTIVATING FROM INJURED RESERVE: WR Josh Reese (Central Florida), DL David Washington (Faulkner)

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Players of the Week Week 7

Offense

Joe Hills (TBS)

Hills (6'4", 220, Tennessee State), the sure handed receiver helped the Storm to a 53-47 victory over the Washington Valor in Week 7. Hills led with a game-high 11 receptions for 123 yards and three receiving touchdowns, including the game winner with three seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. The three-touchdown performance marks the 43rd time he has caught three or more touchdowns in a game in his five-plus year career.Hills becomes the first back-to-back AFL Player of the Week in 2017.

Defense

Joe Goosby (PHI)

Goosby (6'1", 235, Tulane) had quite the stat line in the 64-46 Philadelphia Soul victory over the Cleveland Gladiators last week. Playing in his 101st AFL game, the linebacker made three tackles, intercepted two passes, forced a fumble, returned a failed two-point conversion for a two-point score and recovered a pair of onside kicks.