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Fever Use Fast Start to Down Predators

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     The Tri-Cities Fever dominated the Kent Predators to win 60-42 at home. Quarterback Houston Lillard led the Fever with 185 yards passing and six touchdowns. Steven Whitehead, Dennis Kennedy, and E'lon Paige each had 2 touchdown receptions in the win. Fever are now 4-1 on the season.

     Tri-Cities starting the game scoring touchdowns on its first four possessions.  A fast start for a team that's played just once in three weeks prior to Sunday's game.

    Fever running back Kennedy said, "Definitely wanted to come out fast. We know they had a great quarterback, and he was going to put up some points. It was going to be hard to stop him from putting up points. We wanted to come out early and set the tempo."

    Head coach Adam Shackleford said, "My thought was how will we react form having a bye week after a big win, and I thought we came out strong. I was a little disappointed with the way we finished tonight. We need to carry a lead and do the right things no matter what the score is."

     Quarterback Lillard added, "I wasn't surprised at all. Honestly coach did a good job with the game plan and getting us in position to put points on the board and we executed."