2014 Tri-Cities Fever season

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2014 Tri-Cities Fever season
Head coach Adam Shackleford
General manager Teri Carr
Owner Teri Carr
Home field Toyota Center
7016 West Grandridge Blvd.
Kennewick, WA 99336
Results
Record 8-6
Conference place 3rd Intense

The 2014 Tri-Cities Fever season was the team's tenth season as a professional indoor football franchise and fifth in the Indoor Football League (IFL). One of nine teams competing in the IFL for the 2014 season, the Kennewick, Washington-based Tri-Cities Fever were members of the Intense Conference. Founded in 2005 as part of National Indoor Football League, the Tri-Cities Fever moved to the af2 in 2007 then jumped to the IFL before the 2010 season.

Under the leadership of owner/general manager Teri Carr and head coach Adam Shackleford, the team played their home games at the Toyota Center in Kennewick, Washington.[1] Shackleford's staff includes assistant coach Cleveland Pratt and defensive line coach Kimo von Oelhoffen. The Fever Girls are the official dance team.

Off-field moves[edit]

Fever players participate in community programs, including the "After School Matters" after-school program and "Backpack Program" food assistance program at Eastgate Elementary in the Kennewick School District.[2]


Awards and honors[edit]

On March 5, 2014, the IFL announced its Week 2 Players of the Week. Tri-Cities Fever linebacker Boris Lee was named Special Teams Player of the Week. Wide receiver Jackie Chambers received an Honorable Mention for offense. Defensive back Lionell Singleton received an Honorable Mention for defense. Kicker Brady Beeson received an Honorable Mention for special teams play.[3] On March 12, 2014, the IFL announced its Week 3 Players of the Week. Tri-Cities Fever defensive back Lionell Singleton received a second Honorable Mention for defense.[4]

On March 19, 2014, the IFL announced its Week 4 Players of the Week. Tri-Cities Fever defensive back Donyae Coleman received an Honorable Mention for defense and kick returner Lionell Singleton received a third Honorable Mention for special teams play.[5] On March 26, 2014, the IFL announced its Week 5 Players of the Week. Tri-Cities Fever kicker Brady Beeson and kick returner Dennis Rogan each received an Honorable Mention for special teams play. This is Beeson's second of the season.[6]

On April 9, 2014, the IFL announced its Week 7 Players of the Week. Tri-Cities Fever running back Keithon Flemming and wide receiver Harry Peoples received an Honorable Mention for offense. Defensive back Lionell Singleton received an Honorable Mention for defense.[7] On April 23, 2014, the IFL announced its Week 9 Players of the Week. Tri-Cities Fever quarterback Houston Lillard was named as the Offensive Player of the Week. Defensive back Donyaé Coleman received an Honorable Mention for defense. Kicker Brady Beeson and kick returner Harry Peoples each received an Honorable Mention for special teams play.[8]

Tri-Cities Fever 10-year commemorative patch

Schedule[edit]

Key:   Win   Tie   Loss   Bye

Regular season[edit]

All start times are local time

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location[9]
Score Record
1 BYE
2 Friday February 28 7:00pm Wyoming Cavalry W 69–26[10][11] 1–0 Toyota Center[12]
3 Saturday March 8 7:05pm Sioux Falls Storm L 40–47[13][14][15] 1–1 Toyota Center[16][17]
4 Friday March 14 7:05pm at Nebraska Danger L 46–77[18][19][20] 1–2 Eihusen Arena[21][22]
5 Saturday March 22 7:05pm at Cedar Rapids Titans L 45–58[23][24] 1–3 U.S. Cellular Center
6 BYE
7 Saturday April 5 7:05pm Cedar Rapids Titans L 43–63[25][26] 1–4 Toyota Center[27]
8 Sunday April 13 3:00pm at Colorado Ice L 28–55[28][29][30] 1–5 Budweiser Events Center[31][32]
9 Saturday April 19 7:00pm at Green Bay Blizzard W 73–62[33][34][35] 2–5 Resch Center[36]
10 Saturday April 26 7:05pm Colorado Ice W 44–35 3–5 Toyota Center[37]
11 Saturday May 3 7:05pm Nebraska Danger L 62–66 3–6 Toyota Center
12 Saturday May 10 7:05pm at Bemidji Axemen W 51–50 4–6 Sanford Center
13 Saturday May 17 7:00pm at Texas Revolution W 55–34 5–6 Allen Event Center
14 Saturday May 24 7:05pm Wyoming Cavalry W 94–30 6–6 Toyota Center
15 BYE
16 Friday June 6 7:05pm at Wyoming Cavalry W 64–35 7–6 Casper Events Center
17 Saturday June 14 7:05pm Colorado Ice W 47–33 8–6 Toyota Center

Roster[edit]

2014 Tri-Cities Fever roster
Quarterbacks
  • 10 Houston Lillard
  •  5 Dante Warren

Running Backs

  • 24 Keithon Flemming

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen
  • 56 Andrew Faaumu
  • 60 Joel McCleod
  • 52 Lloyd Morrison Jr.
  • 79 Mike Trice

Defensive Linemen

  • 99 Pablo Garcia
  • 90 Sean McDonald
  • 40 Brandon Rankin
Linebackers

Defensive Backs

  •  6 Donyaé Coleman
  • 21 Rudell Crim
  •  1 Dennis Rogan
  •  2 Lionell Singleton
  • 18 Ashante Williams

Kickers

Injured Reserve
  • 12 Dustin Bell DB
  • 11 Oliver Young WR

Exempt List

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated June 3, 2014
24 Active, 2 InactiveMore rosters

Standings[edit]

2014 Intense Conference
W L T PCT PF PA GB STK
y - Colorado Ice 10 4 0 .714 708 503 0.0 L1
x - Nebraska Danger 10 4 0 .714 684 540 0.0 W1
Tri-Cities Fever 8 6 0 .571 761 671 2.0 W5
Wyoming Cavalry 1 13 0 .071 441 931 9.0 L10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dial, Tracci (March 7, 2014). "Time Lapse: Toyota Center Changeover From Ice to Turf to Court". Tri-Cities, WA: KNDU. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ Alikhani, Lida (March 6, 2014). "Tri-Cities Fever Players Help Local Kids in Need". Kennewick, WA: KVEW-TV. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Kickoff Weeknd Players of the Week Announced". Indoor Football League. March 5, 2014. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Week 3 IFL Players of the Week Announced". Indoor Football League. March 12, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Week 4 IFL Players of the Week Announced". Indoor Football League. March 19, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Week 5 IFL Players of the Week Announced". Indoor Football League. March 26, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Week 7 IFL Players of the Week Announced". Indoor Football League. April 9, 2014. Retrieved April 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Week 9 IFL Players of the Week Announced". Indoor Football League. April 23, 2014. Retrieved April 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ "2014 Regular Season Schedule Released". Indoor Football League. October 18, 2013. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Wyoming Cavalry vs. Tri-Cities Fever at Kennewick, WA - 2/28/2014 at 7:05 pm". Indoor Football League. February 28, 2014. Retrieved March 1, 2014. 
  11. ^ Morrow, Jeff (February 28, 2014). "Fever open with 69-26 win over Cavalry". Tri-City Herald. Kennewick, WA: McClatchy. Retrieved March 1, 2014. 
  12. ^ Morrow, Jeff (February 27, 2014). "Tri-Cities Fever opens 10th season Friday". Tri-City Herald. Kennewick, WA: McClatchy. Retrieved March 1, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Sioux Falls Storm vs. Tri-Cities Fever at Kennewick, WA - 3/8/2014 at 7:05 PM". Indoor Football League. March 8, 2014. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Storm steal win with late pick-6". Argus Leader. Sioux Falls, SD: Gannett Company. March 10, 2014. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
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  18. ^ "Tri-Cities Fever vs. Nebraska Danger at Grand Island, NE - 3/14/14 at 7:05 PM". Indoor Football League. March 14, 2014. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  19. ^ Morrow, Jeff (March 14, 2014). "Fever run into Danger with slow start". Tri-City Herald. Kennewick, WA: McClatchy. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  20. ^ Douglass, Terry (March 15, 2014). "Motivated Danger downs Tri-Cities". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  21. ^ Morrow, Jeff (March 13, 2014). "Fever headed for Danger in Nebraska". Tri-City Herald. Kennewick, WA: McClatchy. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  22. ^ Hamar, Bob (March 14, 2014). "Danger looking for 3-0 home stand". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Co. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Tri-Cities Fever vs. Cedar Rapids Titans at Cedar Rapids, IA - 3/22/14 at 7:09 PM". Indoor Football League. March 22, 2014. Retrieved March 22, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Fever washed out in Cedar Rapids 58-45". Tri-City Herald. Kennewick, WA: McClatchy. March 22, 2014. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Cedar Rapids Titans vs. Tri-Cities Fever at Kennewick, WA - 4/05/2014 at 7:05 PM". Indoor Football League. April 5, 2014. Retrieved April 6, 2014. 
  26. ^ Morrow, Jeff (April 5, 2014). "Fever fall to Cedar Rapids 63-43". Tri-City Herald. Kennewick, WA: McClatchy. Retrieved April 6, 2014. 
  27. ^ Morrow, Jeff (April 4, 2014). "Lillard makes return to Fever tonight". Tri-City Herald. Kennewick, WA: McClatchy. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  28. ^ "Tri-Cities Fever vs. Colorado Ice at Fort Collins, CO - 4/12/14 at 3:00 PM". Indoor Football League. April 13, 2014. Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  29. ^ Tiller, Cris (April 13, 2014). "Colorado Ice's defense dominant start to finish". Reporter-Herald. Loveland, CO: Prairie Mountain Publishing. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  30. ^ "Fever fall to 1-5 with loss to Ice". Tri-City Herald. Kennewick, WA: McClatchy. April 13, 2014. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  31. ^ Lytle, Kevin (April 12, 2014). "Colorado Ice looking to extend winning streak at home". Fort Collins Coloradoan. Fort Collins, CO: Gannett Company. Retrieved April 12, 2014. 
  32. ^ Morrow, Jeff (April 12, 2014). "Fever visits Colorado today". Tri-City Herald. Kennewick, WA: McClatchy. Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  33. ^ "Tri-Cities Fever vs. Green Bay Blizzard at Green Bay, WI - 4/19/14 at 7:00 PM". Indoor Football League. April 19, 2014. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  34. ^ "Fever top Green Bay, snap 5 game skid". Tri-City Herald. Kennewick, WA: McClatchy. April 19, 2014. Retrieved April 23, 2014. 
  35. ^ "Blizzard rally comes up short against Fever". Green Bay Press-Gazette. Green Bay, WI: Gannett Company. April 19, 2014. Retrieved April 23, 2014. 
  36. ^ Morrow, Jeff (April 18, 2014). "Fever hope to get healthy at Green Bay". Tri-City Herald. Kennewick, WA: McClatchy. Retrieved April 23, 2014. 
  37. ^ Morrow, Jeff (April 24, 2014). "Fever hopes it has righted ship heading into weekend". Tri-City Herald. Kennewick, WA: McClatchy. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 

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