Predators fall to Philadelphia Soul, lose second straight game


Danny Morales / Valencia Voice

Greg Carr caught four touchdown passes during the Predators loss to the Philadelphia Soul.

The Orlando Predators suffered their second consecutive loss after falling to the Philadelphia Soul 69-56 Thursday night at their home turf of the CFE Arena.

After trading touchdowns one-for-one in the first quarter to bring it to a 14-14 tie, the Soul scored three touchdowns to bring them ahead 41-28 at the end of the first half.

During the fourth quarter a tussle erupted between Orlando wide receiver Greg Carr and Philadelphia defensive back James Romain ending up being ejected for the remainder of the game.

Orlando put up an effort to bring that deficit down but couldn’t hold out against the Soul losing 69-56 in the final.

“I will always say this, ‘If we win it’s all because of the players, if we lose, it’s all my fault,’“ Said Orlando head coach Rob Keefe after the game. “This was a poor performance a our part, and we definitely have to get back to the drawing board.”

Orlando Predators wide receiver Greg Carr still managed to catch seven passes for 154 yards and four touchdowns. The four touchdown performance now makes Carr the leading receiver on the squad.

“Stats mean nothing to me if we’re not winning, so i just wanted to go out and make plays when my number was called and help my team the best way I can.” Said Carr. “But at the same time, were out here to win ball games and we came up short and thats not a good feeling.”

Predators quarterback Jason Boltus took a beating this game, getting rushed by the defense and taking a few hits. Boltus threw 24-36 passes resulting in 348 yards and eight touchdowns.

The Predators look to bounce back from their losing streak next week at home with the second installment of the War on I-4 rivalry against the Tampa Bay Storm.