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Digest (Aug. 12): Soul stops Brigade in playoff opener

Digest (Aug. 12): Soul stops Brigade in playoff opener

The Baltimore Brigade's inaugural season came to a halt in the semifinals of the Arena Football League on Saturday with a 69-54 loss to the three-time defending champion Philadelphia Soul. The Soul (14-1) advanced to the Aug. 26 ArenaBowl XXX against the winner of Monday's matchup between Tampa Bay and Cleveland. Brigade quarterback Shane Boyd threw for 324 yards and seven touchdowns, including four to Reggie Gray. Soul QB Dan Raudabaugh threw for nine touchdowns and was named the game's MVP. The Brigade were the first expansion franchise to make the playoffs in their inaugural season since the Portland Thunder in...

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