Last week, I learned about the Independent Women’s Football League and that the Kansas City Tribe were playing for the World Championship this weekend in Austin, TX. They beat the Washington DC Divas 21-18 to win the title in just their second year of existence.
In an interview I had with General Manager and middle linebacker Mindy White, she said the Tribe only had 24 players and went up the whole year against teams that had 45 players on their roster.
Saturday was no different as White described the DC Divas as one of the most talented teams in the league, yet that didn’t stop the Tribe. Quarterback Jenny Schmidt who averages about 300 passing yards per game connected for one touchdown on fourth down with just over two minutes to go in the first half.
Then, Schmidt threw a 22 yard TD pass to put the Tribe on top 14-10 with just under four minutes to play in the third. After a fumble recovery in the fourth quarter, KC drove the field in a five minute drive that ended with Schmidt’s two yard sneak. She finished as the game’s MVP.
The Tribe finished the year 10-1.