REVERE – July 10, 2021 – The Boston Renegades are headed to the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) National Championship for the fourth season in a row.
Quarterback Allison Cahill threw eight touchdown passes as the Boston Renegades torched the previously undefeated Tampa Bay Inferno 63-3. The victory clinched Boston’s fourth consecutive conference championship and a berth to the title game to be held in Canton, Ohio.
Earlier this year, Hall of Fame Village (HOFV) President and CEO Michael Crawford announced the newly renovated Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium would be home to the WFA National Championship. The Hall of Fame Village in Canton, Ohio 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.
A Career Day for Cahill
#7 Cahill broke the 400-yard marker for the second time in her career, throwing for 404 yards on 26 completions to nine different receivers. Her eight touchdown passes set a career mark for the 17-year veteran. #87 Emily Beinecke reeled in five passes, including the longest of the night, a 58-yard touchdown strike. She finished with 91 yards and two scores. #3 Stephanie Pascual grabbed a team high eight receptions including a spike. #10 Adrienne Smith hauled in four passes for 79 yards and two touchdowns.
Running back #8 Chanté Bonds rolled up 116 yards and a score on 14 carries. She topped the century mark for the fourth time this season. British transfer #22 Ruth Matta finished with 107 all purpose yards and a touchdown reception.
The Renegades defense stymied the Tampa Bay offense, holding them to a single field goal. The Inferno entered the contest averaging 45 points per game. Defensive End #68 Sam McKay had a strip sack with a fumble recovery. Linebacker #46 Hannah Jennings and Cornerback #24 Briannah Gallo also collected fumbles. Defensive End #70 Danelle Fournier had six combined tackles, two for losses.
Representing the National Conference for the fourth consecutive season, Boston will square off against the Minnesota Vixen of the American Conference in the WFA National Championship. The Vixen, one of women’s football’s most storied franchises, reached the WFA title game by defeating the Cali War 33-22. The War was Boston’s opponent in the 2019 WFA National Championship Game.
The Renegades seek to win their third national championship in a row. If successful, it will be the program’s sixth national title over all. Boston won three titles as the Militia (2010, 2011, 2014) and two as the Renegades (2018, 2019). The 2020 season was cancelled due to the pandemic.
|Harry della Russo Stadium, Revere, Mass.||1||2||3||4||F|
|Tampa Bay Inferno||3||0||0||0||0|
|1||13:31||BOS||Chanté Bonds 18-yard reTD from Allison Cahill (Vanessa Aukshunas kick)||0||7|
|5:58||TB||Candace Pistole 20-yard FG||3||7|
|3:29||BOS||Adrienne Smith 20-yard reTD from Cahill (Aukshunas kick)||3||14|
|1:55||BOS||Emily Beinecke 58-yard pass from Cahill (Aukshunas kick)||3||21|
|2||14:52||BOS||Chanté Bonds 3-yard ruTD (Aukshunas kick)||3||28|
|6:28||BOS||Adrienne Smith 24-yard reTD from Cahill (Aukshunas kick)||3||35|
|1:03||BOS||Emily Beinecke 9-yard reTD from Cahill (Aukshunas kick)||3||42|
|3||5:22||BOS||Stephanie Pascual 8-yard reTD from Cahill (Sarah Tully kick)||3||49|
|1:20||BOS||Ruth Matta 32-yard reTD from Cahill (Tully kick)||3||56|
|4||13:42||BOS||Lauren Yung 19-yard reTD from Cahill (Tully kick)||3||63|
- Allison Cahill set a personal high for touchdown passes in a game with 8. This also set a WFA record for most touchdown passes by a player in a conference championship game.
- Hannah Jennings had her first career fumble recovery.
- Sam McKay delivered her first career strip sack and had her first career fumble recovery.
Previous game vs. opponent: Boston 61, Tampa Bay 7 at Strawberry Crest High School, Dover, FL 4/6/2019
Previous game at site: None
Renegades record vs. opponent: 2-0
|Third Downs||6-8 (75%)||3-12 (25%)|
|Fourth Downs||1-1 (100%)||0-3 (0%)|
|#21 Chanté Bonds||116||14||8.3||18||1|
|#22 Ruth Matta||46||7||6.6||15||0|
|#4 Kyshani Dummott||7||1||7||7||0|
|#7 Allison Cahill||5||1||5||5||0|
|#20 Kate Falkowski||-3||2||-1.5||2||0|
|#6 Heather Marini||-5||1||-5||-5||0|
|#87 Emily Beinecke||91||5||58||18.2||2||7||0|
|#3 Stephanie Pascual||84||8||46||10.5||1||9||0|
|#10 Adrienne Smith||79||4||24||19.8||2||4||0|
|#22 Ruth Matta||61||3||32||20.3||1||4||0|
|#15 Kathryn Tylander||29||2||18||14.5||0||3||0|
|#8 Lauren Yung||19||1||19||19||1||1||0|
|#21 Chanté Bonds||18||1||18||18||1||2||0|
|#11 Sarah Tully||12||1||12||12||0||1||0|
|#4 Kyshani Dummott||11||1||11||11||0||1||0|
|#70 Danielle Fournier||6||4||10||4|
|#52 Allie Genereux||6||10||16||1|
|#53 Deanna Walsh||5||4||9||1||0.5|
|#46 Hannah Jennings||5||3||7.5||2||1|
|#66 Stephanie Jeffers||4||1||5||3.5|
|#5 Shantia Creech||4||0||4||0||1|
|#72 Laura Pula||3||6||9||1||0.5|
|#13 Shannon Singletary||3||2||5||0|
|#68 Samantha McKay||3||2||5||2||2||1||2|
|#89 Christina Riggieri||3||1||4||0|
|#36 Charlene Casey||2||4||6||0|
|#56 Nicole Gordon||2||1||3||2||0.5|
|#23 Spring Gamble||2||2||4||0|
|#44 Samantha Bloom||2||1||3||0|
|#2 Carolyn Da Cunha||2||1||3||0|
|#84 Megan McFadden||2||1||3||0|
|#4 Kyshani Dummott||2||1||3||0|
|#42 Jennifer Tamilio||2||3||5||0.5||0.5||1|
|#30 Erin Diette||1||2||3||0|
|#9 Tori Noda||1||2||3||0.5|
|#20 Katherine Falkowski||1||0||1||0|
|#24 Briannah Gallo||1||2||3||0||1|
|#28 Latoya Saulters||1||0||1||1|
|#57 Lisa Swanson||1||1||2||0|
|#81 Mariette Martinez||1||1||2||0|
|#11 Sarah Tully||3||3||100%|
|#40 Vanessa Aukshunas||6||6||100%|
|#40 Vanessa Aukshunas||3||119||39.7||45|
|#81 Mariette Martinez||6||227||37.8||54|
|#80 Ash Beckham||1||23||23||23|
|#4 Kyshani Dummott||2||36||18||24|
|#5 Tee Creech||4||40||10||26|