Adrienne Smith catches a touchdown pass
Allison Cahill lead the Renegades to their fourth consecutive conference title with eight touchdown passes en route to a 63-3 victory. ©Mitzi Velez Lorenzana

Renegades Stamp Out Inferno in Conference Championship 63-3

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.

The Boston Renegades take the field at Della Russo Stadium in Revere Mass.
The Boston Renegades take the field at Della Russo Stadium in Revere Mass. ©Burt Granofsky Photo

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.

Dominant Defense

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.

On special teams, #40 Vanessa Aukshunas continued her season-long perfect streak on extra point kicks going 6 for 6. #11 Sarah Tully was also a perfect 3 for 3.

Boston Renegades players celebrate a touchdown
#87 Emily Beinecke and #21 Chanté Bonds of the Boston Renegades celebrate a touchdown. © Meg Kelly

Mission Threepeat

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.

Box Score

Harry della Russo Stadium, Revere, Mass.1234F
Boston Renegades212114763
Tampa Bay Inferno30000

Scoring Log

QTIMETEAMSCORING PLAYSTBBOS
113:31BOSChanté Bonds 18-yard reTD from Allison Cahill (Vanessa Aukshunas kick)07
5:58TBCandace Pistole 20-yard FG37
3:29BOSAdrienne Smith 20-yard reTD from Cahill (Aukshunas kick)314
1:55BOSEmily Beinecke 58-yard pass from Cahill (Aukshunas kick)321
214:52BOSChanté Bonds 3-yard ruTD (Aukshunas kick)328
6:28BOSAdrienne Smith 24-yard reTD from Cahill (Aukshunas kick)335
1:03BOSEmily Beinecke 9-yard reTD from Cahill (Aukshunas kick)342
35:22BOSStephanie Pascual 8-yard reTD from Cahill (Sarah Tully kick)349
1:20BOSRuth Matta 32-yard reTD from Cahill (Tully kick)356
413:42BOSLauren Yung 19-yard reTD from Cahill (Tully kick)363

Game Notes

Game Day Captains: #8 Lauren Yung and #68 Sam McKay

Players of the Game: #70 Danielle Fournier (Defense), #7 Allison Cahill (Offense), #22 Ruth Matta (Spotlight)

Milestones:

  • 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

Odds status (Massey) : favorite (-40)
Win probability (Massey) : 94%

Photography: Burt Granofsky, Mitzi Velez Lorenzana, Meg Kelly

Statistics

TEAM TOTALS

BOSTONTAMPA BAY
Total Plays6367
Total Yards570113
Passing Yards40473
Rushing Yards16640
First Downs279
Third Downs6-8 (75%)3-12 (25%)
Fourth Downs1-1 (100%)0-3 (0%)
Turnovers23
Fumbles Lost13
Interceptions Thrown10
Penalties48
Penalty Yards1752

OFFENSE

PASSINGYardsCompAttPctAvgTDIntLongRating
Allison Cahill404263378.79%15.58158144.63
Heather Marini00
RUSHINGYDSATTAVGLNGTD
#21 Chanté Bonds116148.3181
#22 Ruth Matta4676.6150
#4 Kyshani Dummott71770
#7 Allison Cahill51550
#20 Kate Falkowski-32-1.520
#6 Heather Marini-51-5-50
RECEIVINGYDSRECLONGAVGTDTGTDROP
#87 Emily Beinecke9155818.2270
#3 Stephanie Pascual8484610.5190
#10 Adrienne Smith7942419.8240
#22 Ruth Matta6133220.3140
#15 Kathryn Tylander2921814.5030
#8 Lauren Yung1911919110
#21 Chanté Bonds1811818120
#11 Sarah Tully1211212010
#4 Kyshani Dummott1111111010

DEFENSE

SOLOASTCOMBTFLSCKPDINTFUMFFBLK
#70 Danielle Fournier64104
#52 Allie Genereux610161
#53 Deanna Walsh54910.5
#46 Hannah Jennings537.521
#66 Stephanie Jeffers4153.5
#5 Shantia Creech40401
#72 Laura Pula36910.5
#13 Shannon Singletary3250
#68 Samantha McKay3252212
#89 Christina Riggieri3140
#36 Charlene Casey2460
#56 Nicole Gordon21320.5
#23 Spring Gamble2240
#44 Samantha Bloom2130
#2 Carolyn Da Cunha2130
#84 Megan McFadden2130
#4 Kyshani Dummott2130
#42 Jennifer Tamilio2350.50.51
#30 Erin Diette1230
#9 Tori Noda1230.5
#20 Katherine Falkowski1010
#24 Briannah Gallo12301
#28 Latoya Saulters1011
#57 Lisa Swanson1120
#81 Mariette Martinez1120

SPECIAL TEAMS

EXTRA POINTSXPMXPAXP%
#11 Sarah Tully33100%
#40 Vanessa Aukshunas66100%
 
FIELD GOALSFGMFGAFG%
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KICKOFFSKOYDSAVGLONGTBIN20
#40 Vanessa Aukshunas311939.745
#81 Mariette Martinez622737.854
 
PUNTSPYDSAVGLONGTBIN20
#80 Ash Beckham1232323
 
KICKOFF RETURNSRETYDSAVGLONGTDFUM
#4 Kyshani Dummott2361824
 
PUNT RETURNSRETYDSAVGLONGTDFUM
#5 Tee Creech4401026

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