Boston Renegades win fourth straight title, backup quarterback named MVP
Updated: Jul 15, 2022
-Written by Hayden Bird
Chanté Bonds scores a touchdown for the Renegades during the first half of the 2022 Women’s Football Alliance national championship game. David Maxwell/Boston Globe
The Red Sox scored nine unanswered runs in an 11-6 comeback win against the Yankees on Sunday night at Fenway Park. The win gave Boston a 2-2 split against New York in the series.
Tonight, the Red Sox will be in Tampa to play the Rays in the start of another four-game series at 7:10 p.m.
No stopping the Renegades: For the fourth season in a row (and seventh in team history), the Boston Renegades are champions.
Boston defeated the Minnesota Vixen 32-12 on Sunday at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio to win the Women’s Football Alliance, further cementing the team’s status as a modern football dynasty.
Despite entering Sunday’s contest on a 30-game winning streak, Boston had to overcome some serious questions when six-time champion (and Renegades legend) Allison Cahill, the team’s longtime quarterback, was ruled out prior to the game due to an ankle injury.
Chanté Bonds, who has contributed on both sides of the ball for the Renegades as one of the team’s more versatile players, stepped in to play quarterback.
Bonds answered any doubts with a sterling performance, totaling 127 yards rushing with two touchdowns. In the end, she was named the game’s MVP.
“I visualized a lot about being here in this moment,” Bonds said in a postgame interview. “That visualization came true.”
The Renegades made plays in all phases, pitching a first half shutout on defense (building a 20-0 lead) and gaining important field position in the kick and punt return game. In the end, Boston’s collective performance proved too much for Minnesota’s offense, led by WFA passing leader Erin Kelley.