The Atlanta Phoenix Women’s Professional Football won its opening playoff game in the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) defeating the Jacksonville Dixie Blues 48-9 Saturday. All-American fullback Dana Green scored two touchdowns including this long touchdown run in the second half that busted open what had been a close game at halftime with Atlanta leading 12-9.
It was the third meeting of the season between the two teams. They split both regular season meetings as each won on the others home field, Jacksonville won 24-10 in week 2 while Atlanta won 13-6 in the regular season finale. With the win the Atlanta Phoenix win their second straight Southeast Region Championship
During the regular season the Atlanta (6-3) averaged 22.1 points while allowing 17.8 points against in 7 regular season games played (they were awarded a forfeit victory over Orlando in week 3). Their lone shutout came in a 66-0 win over the Daytona Wave Runners. The most points they allowed in a game was 54 to the DC Divas (9-0) in a 54-0 loss.
The Phoenix will hit the field again on July 11th in the National Conference semifinals against the DC Divas in Washington.