Tri-Cities Fever

Fever finish season Saturday night

Tri-City Herald

The Tri-Cities Fever are back at Toyota Center on Saturday night for their final game of 2016.

The Fever (3-12) will host the Nebraska Danger (5-10) at 7:05 p.m. Both teams will look to end eight-game losing streaks, but Nebraska has secured an Indoor Football League playoff berth. The Danger are the No. 3 seed in the Intense Conference.

Tri-Cities’ last victory came April 15 at Colorado. Its last home win was April 1 against the Crush.

The Fever have averaged 32 points over their past eight games. They will try to end their offensive futility by putting the ball back in the hands of quarterback Pat McCain, who was activated this week. In 12 games this season, McCain has thrown for 21 touchdowns and rushed for 11.

Tri-Cities released quarterback Jawad Yatim, who played in its previous two games.

The Fever fell short the last time they played the Danger. On Feb. 27, host Nebraska won 47-46 after Tri-Cities missed an extra point in the final 90 seconds.

At halftime, the Fever will honor recent IFL Hall of Fame inductee Lionell Singleton, who retired at the end of last season.

A defensive back who played five seasons for the Fever, Singleton was an all-IFL first-team pick in 2012 and 2013, as well as a second-team honoree in 2014. He finished with IFL career records for interceptions (31) and interception return yards (454).

NOTE: The Fever released OL Rodrick Gladney and signed WR Jerrell Young.