Championship Weekend: The stories behind the games

“Could the story lines be any better?”
—  Terry Lister, head coach, Mile High Blaze

DIVISION 2: ST. LOUIS SLAM WIN D2 Championship! Back-to-back!
DIVISION 3: Arkansas Wildcats Defeat Orlando Anarchy, 42-26

Good stories don’t necessarily make great games, but Coach Lister thinks that the stories can make the games more compelling.  Below, he shares his insight about the unfolding drama behind the scenes and what you should think about as we barrel into W Bowl II.

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Division 1: Two undefeated teams face-off
Boston – Beat Chicago to continue their perfect season, this team just finds a way to win no matter what.
Dallas – Also undefeated, make their 3rd straight appearance in the D1 ship, after coming so close against D.C. the last two years, Dallas’ hunger for a ring is undeniable.

Division 2:  
Tampa Bay – Beat Montreal at a neutral site in New York and now have a chance at revenge against St Louis from last year.
St Louis – Repeat visit to the ship, very hard to do, with a chance at becoming back-to-back champs.

Division 3:
Arkansas Wildcats – Beat southern Oregon in Southern Oregon; A team of 13 players dedicating their season to a teammate lost in a car accident.
Orlando Anarchy – Beat Toledo in Toledo to make their appearance in the ship the season after last year’s Pulse tragedy took the life of a coach and injured a teammate.

Division 3 Champions:  Arkansas Wildcats!

Meet the All-Americans. playing in the WFA’s All-American game, Saturday, July 22, 12P

7/22/17:  St. Louis Slam win D2 Championship Over Tampa Bay Inferno

7/21/17:  Wide world of sports: ‘W Bowl’ puts women’s football on Highmark stage (DK Pittsburgh Sports)

7/20/17:  Slam will face Tampa Bay for women’s football title (St. Louis Post Dispatch)

7/20/17: Norton resident, a Mansfield teacher, prepping for women’s ‘Super Bowl’  (The Sun Chronicle)

7/20/17:  WEEKEND OBLONG SPHEROID 7/20/17 (And The Valley Shook, SB Nation)

7/20/17:  Driven by Pulse tragedy Orlando Anarchy pursues championship (Spectrum Sports Florida)

7/19/17:  Seeking Back-To-Back National Titles, SLAM Football Plays At Friday’s WFA Tier II Finale (Arch City Sports)

7/18/17:  Football: Concord-Carlisle grad, Renegades play for championship (Concord Chronicle)

7/17/17:  Arkansas Wildcats Advance to National Championship (XZero Sports)

7/17/17:  St. Louis Slam Plays in the National Championship This Friday (Riverfront Times)

7/12/17:  Jessica Penta and her Boston Renegades Head to Championship (Revere Journal)

7/12/17: Boston Renegades Advance to W Bowl II in Pittsburgh (My W Sports)

7/10/17:  FOX 25 Boston VIDEO: Renegades Advance to Championships (Fox 25 Boston)

7/9/17:  Orlando Anarchy, amid Pulse tragedy, advance to women’s football D2 Championship (Orlando Sentinal –w/Video)

7/9/17:  Chicago vs. Boston Recap (Item Live)

7/9/17:  Chicago Force era ends with loss to Boston (Windy City Times)

7/9/17:  BACKSEAT COACH: Conference Championship Predictions

7/8/17:  NBC 5: “That’s Why Girls Don’t Play the Game, Coach.” (NBC 5)

7/8/17:  Southern Oregon Lady Renegades & Arkansas Wildcats Battle for Chance at D3 Championship (KDRV TV)

FULL Game Video: So. Ore vs. Arkansas

7/7/17:  Tampa QB Shaw Looking for Championship Ring for 16th season playing football (Plant City Observer)

7 /7/17:  Mile High Blaze head to St. Louis to play 2016 champs for semifinal game (Aurora Sentinal)

7/7/17:  St. Louis Slam looking for another women’s football title shot (St. Louis Today)

7/7/17:  PREVIEW: What to look for in the Conference Championships

7/6/17:  Women’s Football Playoff Update (Neal Rozendaal, D.C. Divas)

7/6/17:  San Diego Surge preps for conference championship against Dallas Elite (San Diego Football)

7/6/17:  Southern Oregon women’s tackle football team hosts Arkansas with title shot on line (Mail Tribune)

7/4/12:  Mile High Blaze is Burning up the Gridiron in Playoffs (Colorado Woman Sports)

7/2/12:  NBC 5 Talks with the players of the Boston Renegades, looking to punch ticket to Champs (Fox 25 Boston)

6/19/17:  Boston Storms Back to Defeat DC Divas; Advance to Conference Finals (My W Sports)

6/15/17:  Boston Renegades Enter Playoffs Undefeated

6/12/17:  Surge defeat Warriors 51-30 in 1st round of WFA Playoffs (San Diego Sports Domination)

6/7/17: Portland (Ore.) Shockwave Falls Short of 2017 Playoffs (Portland Tribune)