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Fever Slows Down After Fast Start

June 11, 2016 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - Tri-Cities Fever News Release

GREEN BAY, WI - The Tri-Cities Fever could not sustain its fast start Friday night, falling 23-20 to the Green Bay Blizzard at the Resch Center.

It is the Fever's seventh straight loss as it falls to 3-11 on the season.

The Fever is at Billings next Saturday night before returning home for its final regular season game on June 25 against Nebraska.

Tri-Cities, led by recently-signed quarterback Jawad Yatim, got Tri-Cities going early, leading the Fever to touchdowns on its first two possessions of the game for a quick 14-0 lead.

The Fever then led 20-12 at halftime as everything seemed to be going pretty smoothly. Then the scoring drought.

Tri-Cities did not score a point in the second half as Green Bay reeled off the final 11 points in the game to get the come-from-behind win.

It is the Blizzard's second win over the Fever in three weeks.

Green Bay took its first lead of the game on a 26-yard field with 11:42 remaining in the game at 23-20.

In the fourth quarter, the Fever possessions ended in a missed field goal and an interception.

Yatim completed 9 of 17 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown and an interception. He also had two rushing touchdowns.

Gant led all Fever receivers with four catches for 50 yards and a touchdown. Akeem foster had two catches for 32 yards.

Marcell Coke Jr. led the Fever with eight tackles, including a sack and two tackles-for-loss.

On the first possession of the game, Yatim led the Fever down the field quickly and had the drive capped by Gant's 7-yard touchdown reception.

The Fever extended the lead to 14-0 when Yatim took the ball on a quarterback keeper from 13 yards out with 7:08 remaining in the first quarter.

The Blizzard closed to within 14-12 before, Yatim scored on a 4-yard run with 2:47 left in the first half. That would be the Fever's final score of the game.

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