The opening round of the Arena Football League playoffs concluded on Sunday with two games.
At Allentown, Pennsylvania:
The Philadelphia Soul defeated the visiting Tampa Bay Storm 63-41 in a conference semifinal contest.
The Soul will host the American Conference championship game this coming Sunday at Allentown against the Jacksonville Sharks at 3:00 PM Pacific Time (ESPN 2).
At San Diego:
Quarterback Arvell Nelson directed two fourth-quarter drives as the Cleveland Gladiators knocked off the Los Angeles KISS 56-52 on the road in conference semifinal match.
The Gladiators will visit the Arizona Rattlers in Phoenix for this coming Saturday's National Conference championship game at 6:30 PM Pacific Time (CBS Sports Network).