By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – For a second straight year, the Philadelphia Soul will play for an Arena Football League championship. They will take on the Arizona Rattlers in Arena Bowl XXVI on Saturday in Orlando.
The Soul captured the American Conference title last weekend, beating Jacksonville, 75-59, down in Florida.
It has already been quite the journey for the Soul here in 2013. Hopes were high for the team coming out of training camp, but the first half of the season was an inconsistent journey.
“We definitely were struggling the first half of the season for a number of reasons,” Soul head coach Clint Dolezel tells KYW Newsradio. “New players, quarterback not playing great, but since week #9 or #10 we’ve really turned it on, playing good football. Great chemistry where the guys are getting along. I think that’s the biggest factor as to why we’re winning.”