Dallas, St. Louis and Arkansas Claim Women’s Football Alliance Crowns


The championships of the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) were decided last week and here are the results of the games in each division:

Division I – Dallas Elite 31, Boston Renegades 21

After losing to the D.C. Divas in the last two title games, the Elite defense shut down the Renegades.  The Elite capitalized with touchdown runs of 13 and 77 yards from Odessa Jenkins to put the Elite up 12-0.  The defense gave the Elite another chance later when they stopped the Renegades on fourth down then took possession to drive down to the Renegades’ 9-yard line.  Jessica Gerhart connected with Umeki Webb for the third Dallas touchdown to give the Elite a 19-0 advantage in the first quarter.  Trailing 31-14, the Renegades scored on a 23-yard touchdown pass from Allison Cahill to Adrienne Smith to make it 31-21.  Eshombi Singleton sealed the win for the Elite when she intercepted Cahill’s pass in the final minutes for their first national championship.

Division II – St. Louis Slam 42, Tampa Bay Inferno 15

The Slam repeated as national champions in a rematch with the Tampa Bay Inferno.  Tampa Bay won an earlier meeting in the regular season 38-7 but the Slam took control early to cruise to their second-straight title.  The Slam scored on its first possession.  Keeping the ball on the ground and running over Tampa Bay defenders, Taylor Hay scored the early touchdown for the Slam.  On the Inferno possession, a bad lateral pass bounced and was scooped up by the Slam and taken to the 3-yard line.  St. Louis scored right away on a run by Mary Altepeter.  The Inferno were plagued by turnovers in the game and in the first quarter the Slam’s Keyonna Smith intercepted a pass.  Once again, the Slam capitalized on the turnover with a pass from Jamie Gaal to Kaylee Neutzling to make the score 21-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Division III – Arkansas Wildcats 42, Orlando Anarchy 26

The Wildcats broke open a tight game in the fourth quarter.  With a 28-26 lead, Raquel Williams scored on a 44-yard touchdown run.  Kiara Vinson converted on the two-point attempt to push the lead to 38-26.  Dekeidra Brewer intercepted a pass on the next play and returned it for a touchdown to put the game away.    The Wildcats remarkably won the title with only 13 players on the roster and battling 88 degree heat in the game.

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