Boston Renegades top Los Angeles Warriors for Women’s Football Alliance Division I title (USA Football)
The Boston Renegades surround Head Coach John Johnson as he hoists the Women’s Football Alliance National Championship trophy. July 28, 2018. ©2018 Mike Fender/USA Football
The Boston Renegades notched a 42-18 victory over the Los Angeles Warriors in Saturday night’s Women’s Football Alliance Division I National Championship at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta.
It was the third WFA title for Boston (9-2), which handed LA (11-1) its lone loss of the season. Fifteen-year veteran quarterback Allison Cahill threw a touchdown pass to running back Chante Bonds and Boston took a 7-0 first-quarter lead.
Following a fumble recovery by linebacker Allie Genereux (below), the Renegades upped their advantage in the second period when Cahill connected with wide receiver Stephanie Pascual for a score. Cahill made it 21-0 with a 73-yard pass play to Bonds for a TD.
Los Angeles broke through before halftime with a big play from defensive lineman Angelique Smith, who scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery.
After a score by Renegades receiver Lauren Yung made it 28-6 in the third quarter, quarterback Chantel Niino-Wiggins threw a TD to wideout Lisa King to cut LA’s deficit to 16.
Bonds scored her third touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter on a punt return, and Warriors linebacker Suzanne Linn answered with kick-return TD. Pascual closed it with a 41-yard score, and Boston coach John Johnson got the victory bath.