Coming off a Week 3 win over the Albany Empire, Baltimore hosts the defending-champion Philadelphia Soul this Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m. at Royal Farms Arena and looks to improve to a perfect 3-0 at home this season.
BRIGADE PLAYER TO WATCH:
QB Randy Hippeard– Hippeard leads the AFL with 808 passing yards and is tied for the lead with 17 passing touchdowns. The 2017 AFL MVP is coming off his best game of the season – a 290-yard, seven-touchdown performance in the Brigade’s Week 3 win over Albany. In Baltimore’s Week 2 matchup with the Soul, Hippeard threw for 278 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions.
SOUL PLAYER TO WATCH:
FB Adrian Ferns – Ferns ran for 55 yards and three touchdowns on 10 carries in Philadelphia’s Week 3 game against the Washington Valor. Despite not playing in Week 1 and not recording a carry in Week 2, Ferns now leads the AFL in rushing yards and yards per rush (min. 10 attempts) and is tied for the league lead in rushing touchdowns.
MATCHUP TO WATCH:
Brigade DB Virgil Gray vs. Soul WRs – Brigade DB Virgil Gray was named the AFL’s Defensive Player of the Week for his Week 3 performance against the Albany Empire, tallying 12 total tackles and his first interception of the season. Gray now leads the league with 22.5 total tackles, 6.5 more than the next-closest player. Gray will be tasked with slowing down an explosive Soul wide receiving corps, led by Darius Reynolds and Darius Prince, who rank 1-2 in the AFL in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.
BROADCAST INFORMATION: Friday night’s game will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Washington, Monumental Sports Network, AFL Now and Facebook Watch.