- Associated Press - Saturday, June 25, 2016

DOVER, Fla. (AP) - Two women’s tackle football teams will honor two Orlando nightclub shooting victims with ties to their sport before kickoff in a playoff game.

The Tampa Bay Inferno plays the Alabama Fire in a Women’s Football Alliance playoff game Saturday evening in Dover. The Inferno’s owner, Jennifer Moody, says the tribute honors all the victims of the June 12 shooting at Pulse, including two members of another team, the Orlando Anarchy.

An Anarchy player, Paula Blanco, was injured. An assistant coach, Cory Connell, was killed.

Moody says the shooting shook the close-knit women’s football community. She says her team felt helpless but some players drove to Orlando to donate blood and attended Connell’s funeral.

Moody says both teams playing Saturday will wear helmet stickers with the Anarchy’s logo.



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