PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Philadelphia Soul are set to close the curtain tonight on their 2011 Arena Football League season as they host the Pittsburgh Power at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Soul are 6-11 and won’t be going to the playoffs, but Soul head coach Mike Hohensee says they have gotten better as the season went on.
“I’m happy with the progress,” he told KYW Newsradio. “Obviously everybody’s disappointed with the win-loss part of it, but anyone’s who has really paid attention and watched these players…they’ve never given up.”
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The Soul are coming off a bye week, but Hohensee says their performance in their last game before the bye is an example of that progress and work ethic.
“I think we showed that when we played the division winners, Cleveland, and basically put it to them, probably like no one has all year (49-21 win),” he says. “We’re hoping to carry that into this game against Pittsburgh. I don’t know what their strategy is going into this thing, but our plan is to win.”
The Power bring an 8-9 record into this game, and Hohensee says they could present some problems.
“They have a decent pass rush, they are strong up the middle. Their quarterback, (Bernard) Morris, is a mobile kid; when he doesn’t see what he likes, he has the ability to pull it down and make some great things happen.”
Kickoff tonight at the Wells Fargo Center is set for 7:05pm.
Reported by Matt Leon, KYW Newsradio 1060