Home field advantage during the playoffs is at stake this week for the Fever. Tri-Cities hits the road for a Friday night showdown against Colorado. The Ice are currently 9-1 and in first place in the Intense Conference. The Fever at 8-2, sit a game back.
The two met four weeks ago in Tri-Cities, with the Fever pulling out a last second 48-42 win, on a Houston Lillard, Joey Hew Len touchdown connection. The team expects round two in Colorado to be just as tough.
Starting quarterback Houston Lillard said, "The toughest thing on offense is that we don't have a lot of possessions with them running the ball so much and taking time off the clock as far as defense it is going to be a real grind for them, real physical, a tough, hard-nosed football game so."
Team leader in tackles Jason Beauchamp added, "They're going to run hard-nosed football and we are not really scared about playing hard-nosed football as well so we have to work for everything so we have to respect them but we are definitely not going to go out there with our tail between our legs."
The winner of Tri-Cities Colorado Friday night, controls its own fate in determining home field advantage during the conference playoffs.