Not many teams ever reach the place where they are considered the best at what they do. And even fewer are believed to be the best ever. Yet that’s what the Pittsburgh Passion achieved on July 26, and they got the hardware to prove it.
The Pittsburgh Passion defeated the Houston Energy, 41-7, to win their second national championship at District Three Stadium in Rock Hill, S.C.
For decades sports have played an intricate role in the Pittsburgh community. Sports is a vital piece of the dynamic-the family unit is centered around and great defense is always in the forefront.
It was the Pittsburgh Passion defense that set the championship tone by forcing five turnovers, including three first-half interceptions, and the special teams recovered two onside kicks.
Team Captain cornerback Michelle Brevard-Peters intercepted a pass and returned it 53 yards for a touchdown to begin the Passion scoring explosion.
“Houston Energy is a great running team and our pre-game goals was to stop the run and force them to pass,” said Brevard-Peters, Owner of Genuine Pub Bar, on Sandy Creek Rd, near Monroeville. “I was surprise when the quarterback challenged me. I back pedaled and read her eyes and I was able to get a great jump on the football.”