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Diesel Defeat Caps, Cates Breaks 1,000 Yards

June 19, 2004 - National Indoor Football League (NIFL) - Tri-City Diesel News Release


Kearney, NE – The Tri-City Diesel finished off the season with a 56-35 win over the Lincoln Capitols in the 2004 regular season finale in record breaking fashion. For the first time in team history and the second time in league history Wes Cates broke the 1,000-yard rushing barrier. The only other player in the NIFL to accomplish such a feat was Ohio Valley Greyhound, Birdie Dockery. For the game Cates ended up with 14 carries for 72 yards and 2 touchdowns. But he wasn’t the only offensive player who had an outstanding game, Diesel wide receiver, Jason Mitchell, burned his old team by catching 8 passes for 87 yards and 3 touchdowns.

The Diesel Defense was also very stingy tonight holding the Capitols to just 26 total yards rushing. Brad Lindamood led the defense with 7 total tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 2 quarterback hurries, and 1 pass breakup.

The Diesel end the regular season with a franchise best 11-3 record and will be playing a waiting game for a couple of weeks before gearing up for the playoffs. The Diesel’s playoff opponent and seed are not yet set but they are guaranteed a home playoff game to be played on July 9th or July 16th at the Tri-City Arena. To purchase tickets to this game fans can call the Tri-City Diesel Office or the Tri-City Arena Box Office.

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