Tri-Cities Travels To Billings

Tri-Cities Travels To Billings

The season has not quite gone according to plan for first-year coach Ryan Lingenfelder and the Tri-Cities Fever.

The Fever (3-11) have lost seven straight games and despite that, hope still remains for the team to reach the playoffs for a second consecutive season.

But with two games left in the regular season, Lingenfelder continues to make roster moves in hopes of improving his team and putting together a strong finish.

The Fever close out its road schedule Saturday night at Billings (6-8). Kickoff is 6:05 p.m.

This is the third meeting between the two teams with each team winning on their home field. The Fever took the first meeting 47-41 at home on March 5. The Wolves pulled out a 49-44 victory in Billings on May 14.

The Wolves have clinched one of the three playoff spots in the Intense Conference and looks to hold onto the No. 2 spot to host a first-round game.

The Fever made a handful of moves this week signing defensive lineman Ge'Monee Brown (6-foot- 2,305 pounds) and activated receiver Sheldon Galloway (6-2, 190) from injured reserve. The Fever also released receiver Thomas Speller and defensive lineman Maurice Chavis.

This moves come after a 23-20 loss at Green Bay in which the Fever was held scoreless in the secondhalf. After a great start under newly-signed quarterback Jawad Yatim. The Fever jumped out to a 14-0 lead, scoring touchdowns on its first two possessions. Tri-Cities then led 20-12 at halftime after Yatim had a passing and two rushing touchdowns in the first half.

But that was the end of the scoring for the Fever. Green bay scored the final 11 points of the game inthe second half to pull out the come-from- behind win.

The Fever finished with just 123 yards of total offense.