By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A rugged opening stretch of the schedule continues for the Philadelphia Soul on Sunday as they visit San Jose.
The Soul kicked off the season last weekend with a 62-55 overtime loss to two-time defending Arena Bowl champion Arizona.
“We weren’t smart at the end there,” Soul head coach Clint Dolezel tells KYW Newsradio. “We weren’t suppose to score that early (at the end of regulation), we scored with 23 seconds (left), we were trying to take that all the way down to four seconds like we did in the first half. Didn’t execute, that’s on us and therefore they made some plays late to win the football game. Good learning game for us. Obviously we’d like to learn with a win, but we didn’t.”
The game against the Rattlers was played in Arizona, Sunday’s game is in San Jose, then after a bye week, Philadelphia plays two more road games. Their home opener isn’t until April 19th. Dolezel says it is a challenging way to start a season.