GLENDALE, AZ - The Philadelphia Soul defeated the Arizona Rattlers 56-42 in front of 13,390 fans at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ on Friday night. This is the second ArenaBowl championship victory for the Soul in franchise history.

Philadelphia Soul WR Shaun Kauleinamoku led the receivers with eight receptions for 110 yards and three touchdowns. Arizona Rattlers WR Maurice Purify added nine receptions for 126 yards and two touchdowns.

Philadelphia Soul QB Dan Raudabaugh finished the game completing 20-of-36 passes for 278 yards and six touchdowns. Arizona Rattlers QB Nick Davila completed 23-of-38 passes for 281 yards and four touchdowns.

Arizona won the coin toss to start the game, and deferred to the second half. The Soul offense started off with a quick 16-yard pass from Raudabaugh to Reynolds to put the Soul on the board. K Tommy Frevert's kick was good and with 12:36 to play in the first quarter, the Soul led 7-0. On the Philadelphia goal line, a rush attempt by FB Mykel Benson was forced out of his hands by LB Beau Bell and tossed to Soul defensive back, Dwayne Hollis for a 49-yard touchdown. Kick was good and with 9:00 remaining, the Soul stretched their lead 14-0. On Frevert's kick-off, the ball bounced off the net and was recovered by Tracy Belton, adding six more points for the Soul. With the made PAT, Philadelphia remained in the lead 21-0, with 7:55 to play in the first quarter. Davila connected with Purify on a 16-yard touchdown pass and with the made extra point, the Rattlers still trailed 21-7. In the final minutes of play, Raudabaugh found McDaniel on a 22-yard pass and the first quarter closed with Philadelphia remaining in the lead, 28-7.

The Rattlers kicked off the second quarter with a one-yard run by Benson. Extra point was good and with 13:16 to play in the first half, the Rattlers trailed 28-14. Raudabaugh found Reynolds in the end-zone for a 25-yard touchdown the PAT was good. With 10:25 to play in the half, the Soul kept the lead, 35-14. On the next Rattlers drive, Davila's pass was intercepted by DB James Romain but the Soul were unable to complete the first down. The Rattlers capitalized on this and Davila handed off to Benson for a 1-yard touchdown run. Pertuit's kick was good and at the end of the first half, the Soul kept their lead, 35-21.

The Soul kicked off to begin the second half of the game. Davila immediately connected with Windsor on a 3-yard touchdown pass, closing the Rattlers margin 35-28. The Soul responded on a 12-yard pass caught by Kauleinamoku. Kick was good and with 4:38 remaining in the third quarter, the Soul led the Rattlers, 42-28. Frevert's on-side kick attempt was recovered by Arkeith Brown, putting the Rattlers in position to score. Davila found Windsor for a 2-yard touchdown pass and with the made extra point, the Rattlers trailed 42-35. McDaniel fumbled on a 28-yard pass and at the end of the third quarter, the Soul led 42-35.

On their first drive of the fourth quarter, Davila connected with Purify for a 6-yard Rattlers' touchdown. The kick was good, and with 14:09 left in the game, the Rattlers tied up the game 42-42. Raudabaugh quickly reacted with an 11-yard pass to Kauleinamoku and the Soul regained the lead, 48-42. DL Jake Metz caused a forced fumble and recovered the ball, giving the Soul possession with 5:46 to play. Raudabaugh connected again with Kauleinamoku for a 30-yard touchdown pass. The Soul completed the two-point conversion and with 3:03 left, the Soul remained in the lead, 56-42. Davila and the Rattlers were on the verge of making it a one possession game, when Romain came up with an interception in the end zone with 0:48 seconds left to seal the game as the Soul ran out the clock to win ArenaBowl XXIX 56-42.

Under Armour Offensive Player: Arizona WR Maurice Purify
Riddell Defensive Player: Philadelphia DB Tracy Belton
AFL Playmaker: Philadelphia WR Shaun Kauleinamoku
Cutter's Catch of the Game: Philadelphia WR Shaun Kauleinamoku 30 yard TD catch 3:55 in 4th Qtr.
AFL Highlight of the Game: Philadelphia DB Dwayne Hollis fumble recovery with 49 yard TD in 1st Qtr.
MVP: Philadelphia WR Shaun Kauleinamoku

Fri, Aug 26, 2016 1 2 3 4 F
Philadelphia Soul 28 7 7 14 56
Arizona Rattlers 7 14 14 7 42
Team Q Time Scoring Play V-H
PHI 1 12:36 REYNOLDS, Dariu 16 yd pass from RAUDABAUGH, Dan (FREVERT, Tommy kick)  7-0
PHI 1 9:00 HOLLIS, Dwayne 49 yd fumble recovery (FREVERT, Tommy kick) 14-0
PHI 1 7:55 BELTON, Tracy 0 yd net recovery (FREVERT, Tommy kick) 21-0
ARI 1 5:24 PURIFY, Maurice 16 yd pass from DAVILA, Nick (PERTUIT, Nich kick) 21-7
PHI 1 1:20 McDANIEL, Ryan 22 yd pass from RAUDABAUGH, Dan (FREVERT, Tommy kick) 28-7
ARI 2 13:54 BENSON, Mykel 1 yd run (PERTUIT, Nich kick)  28-14
PHI 2 11:14 REYNOLDS, Dariu 25 yd pass from RAUDABAUGH, Dan (FREVERT, Tommy kick)  35-14
ARI 2 0:02 BENSON, Mykel 1 yd run (PERTUIT, Nich kick)  35-21
ARI 3 12:24 WINDSOR, Rod 3 yd pass from DAVILA, Nick (PERTUIT, Nich kick) 35-28
PHI 3 4:38 KAULEINAMOKU, S 12 yd pass from RAUDABAUGH, Dan (FREVERT, Tommy kick) 42-28
ARI 3 3:01 WINDSOR, Rod 2 yd pass from DAVILA, Nick (PERTUIT, Nich kick)  42-35
ARI 4 14:50 PURIFY, Maurice 6 yd pass from DAVILA, Nick (PERTUIT, Nich kick)  42-42
PHI 4 10:27 KAULEINAMOKU, S 11 yd pass from RAUDABAUGH, Dan (FREVERT, Tommy kick blocked) 48-42
PHI 4 4:04 KAULEINAMOKU, S 30 yd pass from RAUDABAUGH, Dan (McDANIEL, Ryan rush) 56-42

Philadelphia Soul Passing

PlayerCompAtt%YdsYpaTdInt
RAUDABAUGH, Dan203655.62787.760

Arizona Rattlers Passing

PlayerCompAtt%YdsYpaTdInt
DAVILA, Nick233860.52817.442

Philadelphia Soul Rushing

PlayerAttYdsAvgTd
RICHARDSON, Jeramie4153.80

Arizona Rattlers Rushing

PlayerAttYdsAvgTd
BENSON, Mykel320.72

Philadelphia Soul Receiving

PlayerNoYdsAvgTd
KAULEINAMOKU, Shaun811013.83
REYNOLDS, Darius56913.82
MCDANIEL, Ryan46817.01
DUVALT, Chris33110.30

Arizona Rattlers Receiving

PlayerNoYdsAvgTd
PURIFY, Maurice912614.02
WINDSOR, Rod7426.02
AMOS, Anthony69916.50
BENSON, Mykel11414.00

Philadelphia Soul MFG Returns

PlayerNoYdsAvgTd

Arizona Rattlers MFG Returns

PlayerNoYdsAvgTd

Philadelphia Soul INT Returns

PlayerNoYdsAvgTd
ROMAIN, James22211.00

Arizona Rattlers INT Returns

PlayerNoYdsAvgTd

Philadelphia Soul Kickoff Returns

PlayerNoYdsAvgTd
DUVALT, Chris45413.50

Arizona Rattlers Kickoff Returns

PlayerNoYdsAvgTd
AMOS, Anthony57715.40

Philadelphia Soul Kicking

PlayerPAT M/A%FG M/A%
FREVERT, Tommy6/785.70/00.0

Arizona Rattlers Kicking

PlayerPAT M/A%FG M/A%
PERTUIT, Nich6/6100.00/00.0

Philadelphia Soul Defense

PlayerTotUaAstTotYdsFrcdRcvd
BELTON, Tracy8.5810001
HOLLIS, Dwayne6.0600001
ROMAIN, James4.5410000
DUVALT, Chris2.0200000
MCDANIEL, Ryan1.5110000
METZ, Jake1.0101511
REYNOLDS, Darius1.0100000
GOOSBY, Joe1.0100000
BELL, Beau1.0100010
FREVERT, Tommy0.5010000

Arizona Rattlers Defense

PlayerTotUaAstTotYdsFrcdRcvd
MORTON, KJ8.0800010
KELLEM, Jeremy3.0300000
FRITZ, Rodney2.0200000
VASQUEZ, Luis2.0200000
BROWN, Arkeith2.0200000
BUCKNER, Dan2.0200001
AMOS, Anthony1.0100000
SIMONS, Michael1.0100000
PURIFY, Maurice1.0100000
DAVILA, Nick1.0100000
GLASPER, Tyre1.0100000