The Tri-Cities Fever rallied Saturday night to defeat the Colorado Ice 41-37 in an Indoor Football League game at the Toyota Center in front of announced crowd of 1,850 fans.
Keithon Flemmings 18-yard touchdown run with 13 seconds remaining in the game gave the Fever the go-ahead touchdown.
And then Fever defensive back Lionell Singleton intercepted Colorado quarterback Willie Copelands desperation pass in the end zone as time expired to clinch the victory.
It was Singletons second interception of the game, and his league-leading ninth this season.
Backup quarterback Andre Broadus came into the game when starter Dante Warren went down with a concussion.
Broadus played well, passing for 85 yards and one TD pass, and rushing for 24 more yards.
Fever head coach Adam Shackleford said Warren should be OK.
Hes got a concussion, said Shackleford. Thank God for the bye week next week so he can recover. Hell be back.
But it was nice to know, Shackleford said, that Warren had a strong backup behind him.
I think Colorado might have felt the game was over when Andre came in, Shackleford said. He is very athletic, throws the ball well. Its nice to know weve got a guy who can back up Dante.
Broadus was signed a few weeks ago by Shackleford.
Tri-Cities overcame 11 penalties for 120 yards to win the contest.
Flemming finished the game with 38 yards rushing and another 30 in receiving. But he found the end zone three times.
Tre Young caught five passes for 75 yards and a TD for the Fever.
Former Fever players Dennis Kennedy and Joe Thornton made the 2013 IFL debuts, playing for the Ice.
Kennedy rushed for three yards and scored a TD, but he also caught a TD pass for 41 yards.
Thornton made eight tackles for Colorado at linebacker.
Shackleford praised his defensive units play.
Our defense has done a great job, he said. Our defensive line doesnt get enough credit for what it does.
Tri-Cities has a bye next week, and wont play again until June 8, when it plays host to the Wyoming Cavalry in the teams final home game of the regular season.