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Digest: Brigade fall to Valor, 41-35; will face Soul in playoffs

Digest: Brigade fall to Valor, 41-35; will face Soul in playoffs

Quarterback Shane Boyd completed 18 of 32 passes for 228 yards and four touchdowns in his first Arena Football League start since May 30, but the Brigade (4-10) fell to the visiting Washington Valor, 41-35, in the regular-season finale for both teams. With the loss, the Brigade will be the fourth seed in the playoffs and will face the top-seeded and defending ArenaBowl champion Philadelphia Soul (12-1) on Aug. 12 at Wells Fargo Center. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. on CBS Sports Network. Brigade wide receiver Brandon Collins caught seven passes for 98 yards and a touchdown, becoming the fifth active AFL player to amass over 7,000 career receiving yards....

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