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Detroit Wins NWFA Championship

August 5, 2003 - National Women's Football Association (NWFA) News Release

NASHVILLE, TN -- A thrilling fourth quarter ended with the Detroit Demolition winning their second consecutive NWFA championship. Game MVP Kim Grodus carried the Detroit Demolition ahead of the Pensacola Power 28-21 on a quarterback sneak into the end zone with 5:51 remaining in the 4th quarter for the game's final score.

With 10:37 remaining in the 4th, the Pensacola Power tied the game 21-21 on a pass from Sonia Kirchharr to Emily Morgan.

The Power had a tremendous fourth quarter, scoring the first of its 14 points on Karen Bray's touchdown grab with 13:32 remaining in the 4th quarter to pull to within seven of Detroit at 21-14. Pensacola scored in answer to Detroit's last score early in the third when Maiya Tolbert latched onto a pass from quarterback Kim Grodus to go up 21-7. The Power put their first points on the board at 5:53 remaining in the second with a Cassie Amato touchdown to make the score 14-7 and pull within 7 of the Detroit Demolition in the National Women's Football Association's 2003 Championship Game. Angela Griffin scored the Demolition's second touchdown with 11:15 to go in the second quarter.

The Power named both Emily Morgan and Tammy Lowrey-Ridgley their MVP's for the game.

More than 7,000 fans attended the game to make this the largest and most well attended game in the history of women's full contact football!

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