The Tampa Bay Storm head up to the City of Brotherly Love to take on the Philadelphia Soul at the Wells Fargo Center. Both teams are sitting near the bottom of the American Conference at 1-3 and are desperate for a win to stay within range of a possible playoff berth.
For the Storm, the game depends on the play of former USF quarterback Grant Gregory, who has been thrown to the wolves in his first year indoors. In the Storm's 52-30 loss against the Jacksonville Sharks, Gregory threw for a season high 285 yards and 4 touchdowns, with former USF teammate Amarri Jackson, Huey Whittaker, and Hank Edwards each grabbing touchdowns on the night. Tampa Bay needs to do a better job in the redzone, only going 4-6 with two missed field goals last week. With the Storm last in the AFL in scoring offense, Tampa Bay needs to take advantage of every opportunity to put points on the scoreboard.
The Soul have a bit of a quarterbacking situation between Ryan Vena and Justin Allgood. Allgood starting the first three games of the season before being benched in favor of Vena in their loss to the Orlando Predators last week. Whoever starts for Philadelphia has a nice group of WR to throw to, led by Donovan Morgan. Morgan has been a force on offense, catching 35 balls and 8 touchdowns, while sitting in 2nd place in the entire AFL with 140 yards receiving per game.The Soul have a solid second option at WR with Larry Brackins, who has 15 catches and 4 touchdowns this year.
Kick-off is slated for 8:00 PM tonight, and will be televised nationally on the NFL Network.