Never take too much stock of a preseason game. Case in point, three weeks back on February 17th, the Fever beat up on Wenatchee Valley 53-14 in a scrimmage.
Flash forward to week two of the regular season, a different story. Fever lose 59-52. The Venom outscoring the Fever 40-24 in the second half to get the win.
Tri-Cities quarterback Houston Lillard threw for 318 yards and 6 touchdowns. Oliver Young led all Fever wideouts with 145 yards receiving and four touchdown grabs.