REVERE MA – July 8, 2021 – The Boston Renegades are looking to punch their ticket to the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) title game for a record fourth consecutive season.
This Saturday July 10, they will be taking on the Tampa Bay Inferno in the National Conference Championship at Harry Della Russo Stadium in Revere, Mass. The winner will advance to the WFA Pro Division National Championship game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio on July 24th.
Earlier this year, Hall of Fame Village (HOFV) President and CEO Michael Crawford announced the newly built stadium would be home to the WFA National Championship. The Village includes the stadium, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Museum, the National Youth Football & Sports Complex, as well as hotels, retail stores, performance centers, and a water park. This year’s championship weekend marks the first in a five-year partnership between the WFA and HOFV.
No team has reached the WFA title match four seasons in a row. The Renegades’ first championship bid in 2017 was unsuccessful, but they won back-to-back titles in 2018 and 2019. The 2020 season was cancelled in its entirety due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Should Boston advance and win in Canton, they would be the first team to claim three consecutive WFA titles.
But right now, the Renegades are focused solely on stopping Tampa Bay (7-0). Tampa Bay reached this conference final by soundly defeating the D.C. Divas 35-6. They have been part of the WFA since 2011. The team reached the Division 2 national championship game in back-to-back seasons in 2016 and 2017. The organization stepped up into the Pro Division this year and went undefeated in the regular season outscoring its opponents 272-26.
Tampa Bay Inferno Head Coach Johnny Green says he is keeping his team focused inward. “Boston has eleven great players on offense, eleven great players on defense, and eleven great players on special teams. But our mindset right now is on what we can control amongst ourselves. We have to control what we do as the Inferno, preparing as a team one practice at a time, one day at a time, one game at a time.”
Boston sits atop the league’s national rankings after finishing the regular season 5-0. The Renegades enjoyed a bye week during the first round of the playoffs.
Kickoff for Saturday’s game between Boston and Tampa Bay is at 6 pm. Gates open at 5 pm and admission is $20 with kids under 12 free. The evening will include a celebration of our Boston Women’s Football Alumni. Click here for attendance information.