Jessica Cabrera of gives a pep talk before a Boston Renegades game. STAN GROSSFELD (GLOBE STAFF/BOSTON GLOBE)

Battle cries and musket fire at a Boston Renegades game (Boston Globe)

May 10, 2016

A behind-the-scenes look at a women’s football game

By Stan Grossfeld, Boston Globe Staff. 

May 10, 2016 — Last Saturday, the Boston Renegades women’s football team played a game at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville. We took a behind-the-scenes look before kickoff, and recorded images as well as sounds from the locker room. See the journal on

In the top photo, Jessica Cabrera, who plays offensive line and is a correction officer from Weymouth, got the troops fired up in the locker room with a pep talk.

Below, Susan Quimby, a police dispatcher, spent time praying the the locker room before the game.

Susan Quimby, a police dispatcher, spent time praying in the locker room before the game. STAN GROSSFELD/GLOBE STAFF

The End Zone Militia is famous for firing its muskets after every New England Patriots score, but in the NFL offseason, the members keep their trigger fingers in shape. That included Saturday’s Renegades game.

“Cahill’s Army” named after Renegades quarterback Allison Cahill. STAN GROSSFELD/GLOBE STAFF 

The Renegades then went out and demolished the Cleveland [Fusion], 47-18.

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Renegades receiver Emily Beinecke is tackled after a reception. STAN GROSSFELD/GLOBE STAFF