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Soul sink Destroyers, reach playoffs

Jun 17, 2007 - 4:56 AM PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- Tony Graziani's 3-yard touchdown pass to Charles Pauley with 7 seconds to play in regulation lifted the Philadelphia Soul over the Columbus Destroyers, 56-53, on Saturday.

Graziani's seventh touchdown pass of the game allowed the Soul (7-8) to clinch a playoff spot in the National Conference. The Soul also leapfrogged the Destroyers for sole possesion of fifth place in the conference.

The Soul trailed, 53-41, early in the fourth quarter but cut the lead to 53-48 with 10:51 remaining as Graziani found Larry Brackins for a 13-yard score. Todd France converted the extra point.

Both defenses held strong until Graziani finally broke through with the game-winning score, putting the Soul ahead, 54-53. Graziani completed the two-point conversion to Brackins, who also caught four touchdowns.

Graziani finished 24-of-36 for 280 yards with no interceptions. Pauley had two touchdown catches and Jerrian James hauled in the the other. Idris Price scored the Soul's lone rushing touchdown from a yard out.

Columbus quarterback Matt Nagy also threw seven touchdowns and finished 21-of-41 for 204 yards with two interceptions. David Saunders caught three touchdowns for the Destroyers (6-9) and Cole Magner pulled down a pair of scores.








  • ARENA
    COLUMBUS 53
    PHILADELPHIA 56 FINAL

    Jun 16 10:00 PM


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    COLUMBUS 53
    PHILADELPHIA 56 FINAL

    Destroyers vs. SoulJun 16 10:00 PM


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    COLUMBUS 53
    PHILADELPHIA 48 10:19 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Destroyers vs. SoulJun 16 9:27 PM


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    PHILADELPHIA 41 13:36 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Destroyers vs. SoulJun 16 9:22 PM


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    COLUMBUS 47
    PHILADELPHIA 41 2:30 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Destroyers vs. SoulJun 16 9:09 PM


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    PHILADELPHIA 34 3:40 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Destroyers vs. SoulJun 16 9:06 PM


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    COLUMBUS 40
    PHILADELPHIA 34 6:33 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Destroyers vs. SoulJun 16 8:57 PM


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    COLUMBUS 40
    PHILADELPHIA 27 7:33 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Destroyers vs. SoulJun 16 8:53 PM


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    COLUMBUS 34
    PHILADELPHIA 27 11:37 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Destroyers vs. SoulJun 16 8:44 PM


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    COLUMBUS 27
    PHILADELPHIA 27 HALFTIME

    Jun 16 8:22 PM


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    COLUMBUS 27
    PHILADELPHIA 27 HALFTIME

    Destroyers vs. SoulJun 16 8:22 PM


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    COLUMBUS 20
    PHILADELPHIA 27 0:54 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Destroyers vs. SoulJun 16 8:08 PM


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    COLUMBUS 20
    PHILADELPHIA 21 1:27 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Destroyers vs. SoulJun 16 8:04 PM


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    COLUMBUS 14
    PHILADELPHIA 21 13:28 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Destroyers vs. SoulJun 16 7:41 PM


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    COLUMBUS 14
    PHILADELPHIA 14 2:09 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Destroyers vs. SoulJun 16 7:31 PM


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    COLUMBUS 7
    PHILADELPHIA 14 4:56 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Destroyers vs. SoulJun 16 7:23 PM


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    COLUMBUS 7
    PHILADELPHIA 7 9:44 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Destroyers vs. SoulJun 16 7:14 PM


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    COLUMBUS 0
    PHILADELPHIA 7 13:24 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Destroyers vs. SoulJun 16 7:08 PM