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Fever Look for Consistency from Quarterback Spot

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Tri-Cities Fever will look to stay perfect at home this weekend against Wenatchee Valley.

The Fever are coming off a 58-20 blowout loss in Fairbanks Saturday. Tri-Cities is coming off that loss and taking on a Venom team Saturday that gave them their first loss of the season.

Coach Adam Shackleford is hoping his quarterback, Houston Lillard, can be a little more consistent this weekend after going just 10-22 passing against Fairbanks.

"He's never had two inconsistent games in a row," said Shackleford. "We need to protect him a little better. He needs to throw with the confidence he has had all year. I expect him to come out and play well and put on a great show for this crowd."

"We put an extra emphasis on starting fast, the first rep is the best rep," said Lillard. "We tend to let ourselves get in a hole because we have enough talent and enough athletes to dig ourselves out."