Anaheim, Ca – Coming off two wins in row the LA Kiss (2-11) fell a little short to Philadelphia Soul (11-2) 56-48. The home crowd was rocking with their version of a terrible towel that was given to fans as they arrived to the game. At the half the teams were tied 28-28 setting up for great second half of play. The Kiss had won opening coin toss and deferred to second half but was unable to score on first drive in third quarter.
There were some Kiss highlights with a defensive play of game came by Josh Victorian with a 52 yard touchdown interception. That play electrified the crowd and Victorian teammates because this gave the Kiss first lead of the game 41-35 with 4:21 left in third quarter. On the defensive side of ball fellow defensive back Rayshaun Kizer lead the team with 8 solo tackles and 1 tackle for a loss.
The Soul showed their game plan earlier with 3 straight plays down field. The first two fell incomplete, but third pass dropped in Harvey Binford hands for 36 yard touchdown. Binford was prepared for the end zone with a dance move called the “Whip” to give his teammates some energy on the road. Few series later Kiss new quarterback Danny Southwick back shoulder throw to Donovan Morgan was intercepted by Ken Richardson that was returned for 46 yard touchdown and 14-7 lead.
Southwick came in tonight getting the start and putting up good stats with 6 touchdowns, 241 yards , 55% completion ratio. There were a few opportunities that Southwick missed that could have added few more scores but no one perfect. Morgan again turned in a big game with 6 catches, 107 yards with 4 touchdowns. The most impressive came in late in fourth quarter, was one handed grab on short post route that made game 56-48. DeMarco Sampson continues to be great tandem with Morgan also bring in 6 balls for 80 yards and touchdown of his own.
The LA Kiss are doing the right things on the field, they will have to dig deep to keep it going all four quarters and not let teams get out in front of them. The personal changes have continued to but the Kiss in position to win games. Now it’s time to let this core group of players gel and make a push to finish the season off strong. Next the Kiss will host Arizona Rattlers (10-2) Saturday June 27th at 7pm PST.