KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Change is the word that best describes the Tri-Cities Fever over the last couple years.
The Fever went from a team that one just three games in 2009 to one that is playing the Allen Wranglers Saturday for a conference championship.
The positive turnaround was given a huge boost by the addition of head coach Adam Shackleford and a host of new players.
"We only had one guy and that's Houston Lillard who started the year with us last year," said Shackleford. "Everyone else is new. We have one guy left and he's the guy that is leading our football team right now. He's here for a reason and we're excited at the opportunity to play Allen. I think this weekend will just be another feather in our cap. I think when you look at getting to the Finals, what that would mean for this city, what it would mean for us, compared to where we were two years ago, what a great accomplishment!"