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Phoenix Lose Regular Season Finale

The Atlanta Phoenix (6-2) had their two game winning streak snapped in the regular season finale to the defending WFA Champion D.C. Divas (5-3).

Atlanta entered the game averaging 50.2 points per game including scoring 70 against the South Carolina Smash earlier this season but were shutout for the first time this season. D.C. scored touchdowns on its first two possessions for a 14-0 lead.

Play was halted in the second quarter due to a brief lightning delay. When play resumed the Divas tacked on another touchdown to go up 21-0 and that score held until halftime.

In the second half D.C added two more touchdowns including a pick six by Dana Blakely for the final score of 34-0. Divas quarterback Amanda Congialdi passed for two touchdowns in the victory.

Despite the loss Atlanta qualifies for the WFA (Women’s Football Alliance) Division I playoffs.


Atlanta Phoenix Headed To WFA Playoffs

The Atlanta Phoenix professional women’s football team won their 2016 season finale 50-0 over the Fayetteville Fierce (2-4), sweeping the season series and winners of two of their last three games entering the playoffs.

The Phoenix jumped out to a 23-0 lead in the first three minutes of the first quarter with a touchdown run by Brittney Smith, a pick six by Paige Covington, a touchdown pass from Ranee Langiais to Chavala Jones and a safety on a kickoff return.

Langiais and Jones hooked up again later followed by a Dana Green touchdown run to lead 37-0 putting the game out of reach early in the second quarter.

Atlanta (5-3) played in the Women’s Football Alliance’s Southeast Region-North Atlantic Division in 2016 finishing second behind the Alabama Fire (7-1). The Phoenix and Fire split their two regular season meetings.

Atlanta will travel to the Pittsburgh Passion (6-2) to open the playoffs Saturday June 11th. Pittsburgh won the Northeast Region- North Central Division, went 3-1 at home, 3-2 in non-division games and allowed only 15.2 points-per-game with a pair of shutouts this season but enter the playoffs losing two of their last three games.

Despite averaging 35 points-per-game this season, the Phoenix only averaged 13 points-per-game in losses this season. Defensively the Phoenix posted three shutouts and allowed 20 or more points three times twice (Alabama Fire and D.C. Divas). Atlanta allowed 34.3 points-per-games in losses yielding a season-high 52 to D.C. (7-1) this season.



DC Divas Send Atlanta Phoenix Packing

The DC Divas (10-0) advanced to the National Conference Finals of the WFA with a 40-6 victory over the Atlanta Phoenix. It was the second straight romp of the season for the Divas over the Phoenix after winning in the regular season 54-0.

The loss snapped Atlanta’s three-game winning streak as they finish the season 6-4 and were the Southeast Region Champions.

Atlanta trailed 34-0 in the third quarter before getting their only score of the contest on a 40-yard touchdown pass to make it 34-6 in the third quarter. The Divas added another their only score of the second half later in the third quarter to seal the victory.

Atlanta Phoenix Win 48-9 Over Jacksonville In Playoffs

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.

Miami Fury Eliminate Atlanta Phoenix

The Miami Fury scored a late first half touchdown, added a second half field goal, and held off a late threat to defeat the Atlanta Phoenix 9-7 in the second round of the Women’s Football Alliance playoffs. Miami avenged their 12-8 regular season loss to the Phoenix.

The Phoenix complete their second season 7-3 and were the Southeast Division champions. Atlanta defeated the Tampa Bay Inferno last week in Tampa 15-7. The Inferno were the South Atlantic division champions.

Miami improves to 7-2 and will face the Chicago Force in the quarterfinals on July 5th in Chicago. Chicago defeated the Western Michigan Mayhem 66-0 in the second round.

Xplosion Rout Locomotion; Win Third Straight

The Atlanta Xplosion added to their win column for the third consecutive game with a 66-0 win over the Chattanooga Locomotion in IWFL action on Saturday. Atlanta is now 3-1 on the season averaging 47 points per game and 60.6 points per game over the last three wins.

Leading rusher Lauren Falhoun had another banner day rushing 15 times for 307 yards scoring seven touchdowns on runs of 19, 9, 8, 65, 48, 14 and 64 yards. Quarterbacks Tammy Nelson and Elizabeth Lane combined for 73 yards of passing as the Xplosion finished with 479 yards of total offense.

The Xplosion defense delivered their second consecutive shutout forcing three turnovers and yielding only 148 yards of total offense to the Locomotion.

Atlanta will now have consecutive bye weeks before getting back into action against the Huntsville Tigers on June 8th. The Xplosion defeated the Tigers 64-0 in their previous meeting this season.

The Atlanta Xplosion won the 2006 and 2011 IWFL national championship and remain in playoff contention in 2013.

Xplosion Record First Shutout In Second Straight Win

The Atlanta Xplosion (2-1) continue to round into regular season form with their second consecutive convincing win. The Xplosion posted their first shutout of the season allowing only 81 yards of total offense defeating the Huntsville Tigers 64-0.

Lauren Falohaun led the Xplosion in rushing for the second straight week with 182 yards on 11 carries and three touchdowns. Kristen London and Dana Green each had two rushing touchdowns while Elizabeth Lane threw her first touchdown pass of the season hitting Kassidi Winter from 18-yards out. Atlanta finished with 375 yards of total offense and have outscored their last two opponents 96-8 since falling 12-6 in the season opener against the Carolina Phoenix.

The Xplosion remain in second place in the IWFL’s South Atlantic division behind the undefeated Carolina Phoenix (3-0) who defeated the Carolina Queens (1-2) 54-0. Atlanta returns to action Saturday May 18th hosting the Chattanooga Locomotion (1-2) in a South Atlantic division game at Campbell High School in Smyrna, GA. Chattanooga defeated the Erie Illusion 34-0 for their first win of the season after dropping their first two games to the Queens and Phoenix. Kickoff is set for 6pm EST.

Xplosion Run All Over Queens For First Victory

The Atlanta Xplosion (1-1) used a powerful running game and a stingy defense to earn their first victory of the 2013 IWFL season. Offensively the Xplosion totaled 383 yards of total offense scoring all seven touchdowns on the ground in a 52-8 rout of the Carolina Queens (1-1) in a steady downpour of rain.

After failing to convert a fourth and goal ending a lengthy game opening drive, the Xplosion had the Queens backed up on their own 7-yard line to begin their first possession. A procedure penalty backed Carolina up to their own two and on the next play Sha Marrero tackled Diamond Rickenbacker in the end zone for a safety for a 2-0 Xplosion lead. From there the Xplosion would scored touchdowns on their next five possessions racing out a 38-0 lead with 8:30 remaining in the second quarter and held that lead at halftime.

Atlanta piled up 380 yards rushing led by Lauren Falohun with 274 yards on 27 carries and two touchdowns. Fullback Dana Green scored three touchdowns on three consecutive possessions in the first half finishing with 5 carries 22 yards and a team high three touchdowns. Kimberly McDonald (5 carries 49 yards) and Christi London (9 carries 38 yards) each had a rushing touchdown.

The Carolina Queens offense had no answer for an Xplosion defense that forced 5 turnovers and held the Queens to only 60 yards of total offense. Queens running back Sharika Dubose finished with a team high 65 yards rushing and a touchdown with 64 yards coming on their next to last possession of the game late in the fourth quarter.

The Xplosion will host the Huntsville Tigers next Saturday at McDaniel Stadium on the campus of Osbourne High School in Smyrna, GA. Kickoff is set for 6pm.

Atlanta Xplosion Seeking First 2013 WIn

The Atlanta Xplosion opened their 2013 season with a 12-6 loss against the Carolina Phoenix. The Xplosion are a pro women’s football team that plays in the IWFL, Independent Women’s Football League, where they were the 2006 and 2011 champions. Through multiple coaches and ownership changes the Xplosion have remained a solid contender in the league for several years.

The Xplosion will host the Carolina Queens in their second home game of the season. The IWFL plays an 8-game regular season with the Xplosion playing their home games at Campbell High School in Smyrna (Cobb County), GA for the second consecutive season. The Xplosion have three more homes games at Campbell High School. The remaining home schedule includes the Carolina Queens on May 4th, May 11th vs the Huntsville Tigers and May 18th vs the Chattahoocee Locomotion. Their remaining games are on the road are return trips to those teams.

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