On a cool May evening Kristianna Springer went back and forth between huddles with her teammates and the sidelines, where she would adjust the blankets on her 7-month-old son, Brock.

“A big piece of what drives me to play is I want to prove to not only my daughter but my son, too, that women can do anything,” said Springer, a player in her third season with the Northeast Rebels.

The Northeast Rebels are a semipro women’s team from southern Maine that plays in the Independent Women’s Football League and practices at Narragansett School in Gorham. Despite getting off to an 0-5 start, the team shows up ready to play.

“Football is not an easy sport,” Coach Jeremiah Rohner said. “They all have other commitments, some have jobs, some are moms, some are students, but they come in here and do everything we ask of them. … I admire what they are doing.”

And the team was poised to record a win Saturday because the Detroit Pride forfeited a game that had been scheduled for 4 p.m. at Deering High School.