KENNEWICK — Tri-Cities Fever coach Adam Shackleford really did not have much to complain about after watching game film of his team's 38-23 road victory Sunday against the Nebraska Danger.
"We lost our composure a bit," Shackleford said. "There were two or three plays where we disagreed with things going on the field. I didn't like the (two) turnovers. But I don't know if there is a third thing we did wrong."
In the Indoor Football League, a road victory is hard to come by.
Sunday's victory in Grand Island, Neb., gives the Fever a 2-0 record entering Saturday night's home game against the Colorado Ice (1-1). Kickoff is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
"I liked the way we played defensively," Shackleford said. "The secondary played really well."
Fever defensive back Lionell Singleton had two interceptions in the win, while linebacker Joe Thornton added another.
"I liked how whenever they got the momentum, we fought back," Shackleford said. "I liked how we kept the crowd out of it. When it was 10-10, it got loud with over 5,000 people in there. When they had a chance to score, though, we stopped them."
Shackleford also liked how Fever quarterback Houston Lillard played Sunday.
"He's been very solid these first two games," Shackleford said. "He's been in control of the game in a tough environment."
Lillard was 14-for-27 for 208 yards passing and three TDs with no interceptions against the Danger.
Also, Lillard rushed for 66 yards and one touchdown.
Receiver Edward Berry also had a strong game, catching five passes for 96 yards and a touchdown.
"I really like him," Shackleford said. "He's a very smooth route runner. He's never out of place. He does the right things and is always consistent. He reminds me a lot of Raul Vijil."
Vijil, a Pasco High School graduate, played for Shackleford when they were with the Spokane Shock.
Meanwhile, Shackleford said everyone who played Sunday is healthy enough to play this weekend.
Offensive lineman Anthony McNac was activated Tuesday, while defensive lineman Darian Barnes (hamstring) has been temporarily put on the injured reserve list.
The Fever will practice at the Toyota Center today and Friday.
Notes: A couple teams made quarterback changes this week. The Allen Wranglers sent Bryan Randall to the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks for future considerations. Randall started the Wranglers' first two games this season, leading them to wins, and he was the IFL's MVP in 2010. After acquiring Randall, Lehigh Valley released Dixie Wooten. ... Meanwhile, Ben Sankey, released by the Chicago Slaughter on Monday, was signed by Allen on Tuesday. ... Also Tuesday, the Everett Raptors released Ryan Ratekin, then signed quarterback Blake Bolles. Ratekin played for Everett in last week's loss to Allen. Charles McCullum started at QB for Everett on Feb. 25 against the Fever, tossing seven touchdown passes in a 70-44 loss. But he also severely injured an ankle in the game. He had surgery last week and should be lost for the season.