On the other side of the ball, Joe Goosby returned an interception 7 yards for a touchdown. Goosby and Rayshaun Kizer led the team with 4.5 tackles.
The first quarter was where this game quickly got away from the Soul. Storm QB Randy Hippeard opened the scoring up with a 26-yard rocket to Samuel Tranks on the first drive of the game. Derrick Ross halted the Soul's first drive with a fumble inside the 10 yard line. The Storm would go onto score off that turnover. This was Ross's least productive outing of the young season. (5 rush yards)
After the Soul made it 14-7, they quickly gave the 14 point lead back to Tampa on a failed onside kick that was returned for a touchdown. The Soul kept pace the rest of the way, outscoring Tampa 21-7 in the fourth, but were never able to chop down the Storm's lead.
This hasn't been an easy stretch to open the season for the Soul. Their first 4 games are all road contests, and quite far from home at that. The combined record of their first 4 opponent currently is 10-4. Their first home game will come April 19, but until then the Soul will stay in Florida in preparation for next Thursday's game against the Orlando Predators. The game is the first of the season that can be seen The Comcast Network.
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