David W Doonan
The Knoxville Lightning kicked of their professional womens football season against the Music City Mizfits at Midway High School's field on Saturday. OL/DL Lena Bennett (77) has several duties on the team as a player and owner. DAVID W DOONAN/Roane Newspapers
Football in springtime

Football fans pining for the Fall and start of a new football season, take heart.

Like a bolt from out of the blue, the Knoxville Lightning is there for area fans to get their pigskin fix.

The Lightning is a semi-pro football team that is based out of Knoxville and practices at Tommy Shumpert Park.

There is so much more to the team, though.

The team is not your average every day football team. They’re all women.