Tri-Cities Fever

Fever falls in Kent 55-33

KENT — The Tri-Cities Fever couldn't get its offense untracked Sunday as it lost 55-33 to the Kent Predators in an Indoor Football League game at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

The Fever had another tough time stopping Kent quarterback Charles McCullum, who passed for 198 yards and six TDs and rushed for 61 yards and another score.

The Fever drops to 1-4 and plays host to Billings at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at the Toyota Center. Kent raises its record to 3-3.

Tri-Cities got out of the gate quickly, scoring a touchdown on its first possession when Andy Collins connected with Thyron Lewis on a 27-yard touchdown pass just 1:20 into the game.

But the Fever failed to convert on its next four possessions -- three on downs and one missed field goal.

By the time Tri-Cities scored again -- a 5-yard scoring strike to Brandon Copeland with 10:43 to play in the third quarter -- Kent led 28-14.

In fact, the Predators scored on nine of their first 10 possessions to put the game away.

Collins finished with 140 yards passing and four TD passes. He was sacked three times by the Predators defense.

Eric Taylor paced the Kent offense, catching six passes for 104 yards and three touchdowns.