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Battle cries and musket fire at a Boston Renegades game

Jessica Cabrera of gives a pep talk before a Boston Renegades game.
Jessica Cabrera of gives a pep talk before a Boston Renegades game.(Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)
(Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)

Battle cries and musket fire at a Boston Renegades game

A behind-the-scenes look at a women's football game

By Stan Grossfeld | Globe Staff

Last Saturday, the Boston Renegades women’s football team played a game at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville. We took a behind-the-scenes look before kickoff, and recorded images as well as sounds from the locker room. Click the audio player buttons on the highlighted text to hear it.

In the top photo, Jessica Cabrera, who plays offensive line and is a correction officer from Weymouth,
got the troops fired up
in the locker room with a pep talk.
Then
she explained what she was trying to do
.
(Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)
Susan Quimby, a police dispatcher, spent time praying in the locker room before the game. She
explained what she thinks about
during her pregame ritual.
(Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)
The End Zone Militia is famous for firing its muskets after every New England Patriots score, but in the NFL offseason, the members keep their trigger fingers in shape. That included Saturday’s Renegades game. David Thompson, the shooter pictured in the foreground,
talked about what it's like
making sparks in the end zone.
Renegades receiver Emily Beinecke is tackled after a reception.
Renegades receiver Emily Beinecke is tackled after a reception. (Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)

The Renegades then went out and demolished the Cleveland Pride, 47-18.