Jacksonville Sharks advance to ArenaBowl

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Tommy Grady threw five of his eight touchdown passes to Joe Hills and the Jacksonville Sharks beat the Philadelphia Soul 61-56 on Sunday night in the Arena Football League's American Conference championship game.

The Sharks advanced to the ArenaBowl next week in San Jose against the National Conference champion SaberCats. San Jose beat Arizona 70-67 on Saturday night.

Grady was 15 of 29 for 238 yards.

Philadelphia's Dan Raudabaugh was 34 of 45 for 377 yards and seven touchdowns.

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