Sioux Falls, SD--- The Tri-Cities Fever fell in the IFL championship game to Sioux Falls 37-10. The Fever failing to score a point in the second half. In fact, it was the first time in head coach Adam Shackleford's coaching career in Arena Football, that one of his team's were held under 27 points.
In the loss the offense failed to get it going, racking up just 9 first downs on 117 total yards from scrimmage. The bright spot was on the defensive side of the ball where the Fever kept league MVP and Storm quarterback, Chris Dixon in check. Dixon had just 154 yards passing and two touchdown passes.
Head coach Adam Shackelford said, "Great season. We felt like if we wanted to win this game we had to keep it close in the first half, and we did that. And they took over in the second half. Their offensive and defensive line are very good. We really held Chris Dixon in check tonight. We did our job there... We just couldn't protect like we wanted too... And couldn't hold them off."