The Women’s Football Alliance has released the 2017 All-Americans, and we are proud to share that six members of Thee Toledo Reign have been chosen as All-Americans! Three Reign players were selected as WFA National Conference First Team All-Americans and will have the opportunity to compete in the 2017 All-American Game during the WFA Championship Weekend on Saturday, July 22nd at Noon. The WFA Championship Weekend will be held Friday, July 21st and Saturday, July 22nd at Highmark Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
First Team All-Americans
#43 Octavia “Tae” Griswold (DT)
#57 Marabeth “Mama Red” Lewis (LB)
#92 Maggie “Too Tall” Alberts (OT)
Second Team All-Americans
#25 Brianna “Bugg” Patman (RB)
Third Team All-Americans
#66 Nikki Broshious (DT)
#93 Kristi “Popeye” Lillie (DE)
Congratulations to the Reign players for their All-American recognition! .
Sunday, July 9, 2017
It was a hard fought, back and forth battle in Fremont last night, with several lead changes and swings in momentum. Unfortunately, we came up short in the Women's Football Alliance Division 3 National Conference Championship to the Orlando Anarchy Women's Football Team 27-20. Congratulations to the Anarchy as they move on to represent the National Conference in the Division 3 Championship in Pittsburgh on July 21st.
Once again, the Reign rushing attack was on full display, grinding out 335 total yards. The one-two punch of running back #25 Brianna Patman (26 carries, 179 yards) and fullback #43 Octavia Griswold (18 carries, 107 yards, 2 TDs) kept the Reign moving downfield all night long. Patman and Griswold did not slow down when it came to the defensive side of the ball. The two-way players gave their all to slow down the Anarchy offense, with Patman recovering two fumbles and making 4 tackles and Griswold making 8 tackles (2 for loss) and blocking an extra point. The combination of five Reign turnovers and successful big plays by the Anarchy offense led to the end of the Reign's season.
We want to extend our deepest thanks to everyone who supported us through this exciting 2017 season. We could feel your energy in the stands every time we took the field, and we hope we provided an exciting game day experience that will bring you back next season as we continue our journey to bring a women's football championship back to Toledo.
Several Reign players and staff will be in attendance at the 2017 WBowl II National Championship Game weekend in Pittsburgh, and of special interest our three First Team All-Americans (#43 Octavia Griswold, #57 Marabeth Lewis, and #92 Maggie Alberts) who will be participating in the All-American game on Saturday, July 22nd at noon. We will then turn our attention toward our appearances in the community at various events, as well as recruiting for the 2018 season. Please keep an eye on our page for more information in the coming weeks
Thursday, June 29, 2017
The opening coin toss for the matchup between the Reign and the Anarchy will be performed by Michael Burmy. Michael is a widely recognized supporter and promoter of women’s football nationwide, and we are happy to have him in attendance for the National Conference Finals.
Gates open at 6pm, kickoff is at 7pm. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children in grades K-12, and children 5 and under are FREE! As a special offer to our 2017 season ticket holders, bring your 2017 season ticket keytag and get $3 off your admission. Also, all children in grades K-12 that accompany a paid adult can participate in our “Name Your Price” program (one child per paid adult, please).
Come on out to Fremont on Saturday, July 8th to watch two of the best teams in WFA’s Division 3 battle it out for the honor to represent the National Conference in the Division 3 Championship. The stakes are high, so we need you to be LOUD! Thank you as always for your support!
Sunday, June 18, 2017
In a thrilling opening round contest of the Women's Football Alliance Division 3 Playoffs, Thee Toledo Reign emerged victorious over the Maine Mayhem 22-7! The Reign rushing attack was in full force tonight, gaining 259 total yards on the ground. Veteran running back #25 Brianna "Bugg" Patman's outstanding performance led the way, gaining 164 yards on 24 carries and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, the Reign stifled the Mayhem offense causing an impressive 6 turnovers (4 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries). #57 Marabeth Lewis returned one of these interceptions back 54 yards inside the Mayhem 5 yard line, while also recording 10 tackles.
With the victory, the Reign claim the 2017 WFA Division 3 Northeast Region Championship! The Reign moves on to host the Orlando Anarchy at home on July 8th in the second round of the WFA Division 3 Playoffs, with the winner representing the National Conference in the WFA Division 3 Championship!
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The Journey to the WFA Tier 3 Championship starts this Saturday, June 17. Make sure you don’t miss your chance to support Thee Toledo Reign, YOUR local women’s tackle football franchise as we start on the road to Pittsburgh and the Tier 3 championship!
Thee Toledo Reign has secured the #1 seed in the Women’s Football Alliance Tier 3 Playoffs! The Reign finished the season with a 5-3 overall record, including three victories over WFA Tier 2 teams (West Michigan, Detroit, Indy). This is the fourth time in the past six seasons that the Reign has secured a spot in the league playoffs (2012 WFA, 2014 WFA, 2015 IWFL, 2017 WFA). As the top overall seed in the WFA Tier 3 playoffs, the Reign will host their second home playoff game in team history (2015 IWFL 1st Round vs Carolina Queens) on June 17th at Don Paul Stadium (1072 Miller St, Fremont, OH). The Reign’s opponent will be the Maine Mayhem, who finished the season with a 6-1 overall record. The Mayhem joined the WFA in 2017 after winning the 2016 Independent Women’s Football League Affiliate Bowl Championship. This will be the first meeting between the Reign and the Mayhem.
WFA Tier 3 National Conference Semi-Finals
Thee Toledo Reign vs Maine Mayhem
Don Paul Stadium - 1072 Miller St, Fremont, Ohio
Saturday, June 17th
Gates open at 6:00 pm
Kick Off 7:00 pm
Adult Tickets are $8.00 at the gate *
* 2017 Regular Season Pass Holders, bring your 2017 Keytag to save $3.00
All kids grade K-12 are $5.00 **
** "Name your Admission" program, for kids K-12 that accompany a paid adult (one child per paid adult)
Children 5 and under are Free!
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- Website – www.TheeToledoReign.com
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- Twitter – @WFAToledoReign
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