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6-2 Soul Host Jacksonville Saturday

(Doug Plank, in 2006 file photo. Credit: Mike Stobe/ Getty Images)

(Doug Plank, in 2006 file photo. Credit: Mike Stobe/ Getty Images)

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By Matt Leon

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Philadelphia Soul on Saturday night will try to bounce back from last week’s heartbreaking one-point loss to Milwaukee when they host Jacksonville.

Even with that defeat, Philadelphia sits at 6-2 and they lead the East Division of the American Conference by a game and a half over Milwaukee.

Soul head coach Doug Plank says his team isn’t satisfied, despite their success to this point.

“I think the ceiling is higher.  I think this team can get better each week.  We’re still trying to find out who we are.  After all there were only four players that were kept from last year’s squad that are actually starting for us right now so there’s been a lot of blending together of talent and players from all over the league.”

Jacksonville has been up and down here in 2012.  They bring a 3-4 record into Saturday night, but they are coming off a win over New Orleans a week ago.

“I think they are a team that has tremendous fight,” Plank says.  “Last year, they won the championship in the Arena League.  Now they did lose a few players, but they’ve got a winning mentality, you can tell, in that organization.  They start the games very fast and they play through to the end.”

Plank thinks his squad is ready for the challenge of the Sharks.

“We feel like we’ve prepared well this week, we feel like we’ve got good football players and we are anxious to play this game.”

Philadelphia and Jacksonville will kick-off at 7:05 Saturday night at the Center.

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