The Tri-Cities Fever use a strong fourth quarter to rally past West Texas in the opening round of the IFL playoffs. The Fever outscoring the Roughnecks 34-13 in the fourth quarter to pick up the 61-49 win.
Wideout Steven Whitehead led all Fever receivers with three touchdown receptions, and 8 catches for a 112 yards. Quarterback Houston Lillard racked up 198 yards passing and 7 touchdowns.
The Fever now travel to Colorado for a semi-final conference playoff game next Monday.