KENNEWICK, Wash. - After shutting down Central Valley Saturday in Fresno, the Fever defense is getting some recognition. Corner Jamie Hattley was named the AF2 defensive player of the week on Tuesday. He had 13 tackles, an interception and five pass breakups in the 49-44 win. It was the teams first win of the season.
"I'm not out here for personal accolades," Hattley said. "I just want to dedicate this award to my teammates, because we've come together and are really working hard to get better."
At the end of Saturday's game, Central Valley had a first and goal, but the Fever defense held them on four straight plays to secure the team's first AF2 win. Fever safety Muhammad Shamsid-Deen jarred the ball loose from a Central Valley receiver on the final play of the game.
"My defense stepped up big in the last quarter," said coach Tony Wells. "Jamie Hattley made a big interception, and Muhammad's play at the end was awesome. Overall we took a step forward."