KENNEWICK, Wash. - For the first time in about a year, the Tri-Cities fever have a win to build off of.
They are 1-6 as they get ready for a trip to Boise this week.
On Saturday night, rookie Chris Hemphill scored the game-winning touchdown as the Fever squeaked past Stockton 43-42 to win their first game in their last thirteen tries, a losing streak dating back to last year.
"We need to tighten up offensively," said new coach Pat O'Hara. "We're a little off right now. Our timing is off with our quarterbacks and our receivers and we nee to tighten that up. Defensively we need to keep doing what we're doing. Shore up the protection a bit in certain areas and familiarity with our quarterback and some of our new receivers and I think we'll be competitive."
"It's a huge monkey off our backs, but we still made mistakes," said LB Ben Alexander. "We just got to watch film and get better."