The Tri-Cities Fever are ready for a rematch with Kent (Photo: KNDU / SWX)
KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Yakima Valley Warriors have a lot of time to think about Saturday's loss to San Jose. The Warriors don't play again until May 1st.
But, the Tri-Cities Fever are done with their bye weeks and play every week for the rest of the season.
After holding off the Fairbanks Grizzlies last week for their first win of the season, the Fever are hoping their defense can stay tough in their rematch this weekend with the Kent Predators.
Earlier this season, the Predators handed the Fever the team's third straight loss.
But that was by just 6 points and Coach Adam Shackleford knows what his team needs to do this time.
"We got to stop the run," said Shackleford. "That's what they do really well. We're not going to completely stop it but we have to at least control it. We have a tendency of going three and out and struggling after half time offensively. But, we have to get over that hump to and understand that as much as this team runs the football, if we go three and out and put our defense right back out on the field, it's not going to be very effective."