Boston Renegades Safety Brooke Gause #6 returns an interception against the Los Angeles Warriors in the 2018 WFA National Championship Game. ©Mitzi Velez Lorenzana

Boston Renegades dominate to win first women’s football title (Boston Globe)

July 29, 2018

Mia BerryBoston Globe

July 29, 2018 — The Boston Renegades dominated the undefeated Los Angeles Warriors, 42-18, Saturday night at Atlanta to win their first Women’s Football Alliance Pro Division Championship.

After squandering an undefeated season with a loss to the Dallas Elite in the title game a year ago, the Renegades (8-2) came into this year’s championship focused on finishing.

Despite a few miscues on the opening drive, the Renegades struck first on a touchdown reception by Chanté Bonds to take a 7-0 lead — which they never relinquished.

The Renegades extended their lead to 14-0 with 10:52 remaining in the first half on an Allison Cahill to Stephanie Pascual TD connection. The Renegades added to their lead with a screen pass to Bonds for 73-yard TD and a 21-0 lead with 6:16 remaining.

Bonds, who was named WFA player of the year this season, was named MVP of the game after finishing with five receptions for 162 yards and three touchdowns.

The championship by the Renegades is the third by a Boston team in the WFA. The defunct Boston Militia won titles in 2011 and 2014.