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POSTED: Friday, July 17, 2009 - 10:42pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm
Rio Grande Valley Dorados (7-7) vs. Tri-Cities Fever (2-12)
GAME #15, WEEK 17
SATURDAY, JULY 18, 7:30 PM (CST), Dodge Arena
RADIO: REAL COUNTRY 102.1FM (Rich Bocchini)
IN ARENA BROADCAST: 93.5 FM (Home only, re-broadcast of 102.1)
WEB VIDEO: All home and most road games available at www.doradosfootball.com via NIFTY-TV
RGV Head Coach: Marty Hammond (4th Season, 36-25 Reg. season, 1-1 playoffs)
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BJ Glen Fucik
The RGV Dorados (7-7) begin their final two-game stretch of the regular season against the Tri-Cities Fever (2-12).
RGV occupies the No. 6 playoff position and clinched a postseason berth with the July 3 win over Oklahoma City. An RGV win tonight locks up at least the No. 6 spot. If the Dorados win their final two games and Bossier-Shreveport (9-5) loses their final two, RGV would take the No. 5 playoff position based on points-differential in head-to-head games.
RGV has struggled, winning just twice in the last eight games after starting the season 5-1. Four of the team’s last five games have been decided by three points. Last week, RGV appeared to have Tulsa on the ropes but eventually succumbed to the Talons, in large part due to turnovers.
Tri-Cities is out of the playoff picture. They fell 63-21 last week at Boise. It’s been a long season for the Fever; they dropped their first six games, fired their head coach and have not scored more than 44 points in a game (avg. of 30.7 points per game).
WEEK 17 TIDBITS
• WR Rod Windsor is the new single season franchise leader in receiving yards (2111), TDs (52) and points scored (320). He passed George Williams in each of those categories (1534, 42, 276).
• Windsor’s ninth reception in last week’s game pushed him into a tie for the single-season af2 reception record. His total of 13 on the night have him tied with Quad City’s Jesse Schmidt with 166
• Craig Turner was placed on the injured reserve list on Thursday.
• Ramonce Taylor returned to the RGV lineup prior to last week’s game. He had been with Winnipeg in the CFL. He finished the night with nine catches for 92 yards and one TD.
• Nick Hill passed Josh Kellett’s single-season passing yard total with 228 yards last week. He is one TD shy (85) of passing Kellett in that category. Oddly enough, Kellett replaced Hill in the third quarter of last week’s game.
• Four of the highest scoring games by an opponent in team history have occurred this season, all on the road.
WHO TO WATCH
QB Nick Hill (321-490-18, 4202 YDS, 85 TD)
QB Josh Kellett (12-18-0, 177 YDS, 3 TD)
WR Rod Windsor (166/2111, 52 TD)
QB Colin Drafts (62-106-6, 605 YDS, 6 TD)
WR Tremayne Kirkland (60/699, 13 TD)
KR Ray Little (29/574)
This is the first ever meeting between RGV and Tri-Cities.
LAST GAME QUICK RECAP
The Dorados (7-7) battled but couldn’t hold on in a 62-50 loss to the Tulsa Talons (12-2) Saturday night at the BOK Center. With Tulsa leading 55-50 and the Dorados looking to move down field, Jamar Ransom recovered a fumble with 21 seconds left in regulation to cement the Tulsa win. It was the seventh win in a row at home for the Central Division champion Talons.
The teams went to the half tied at 27-27. RGV led as late as the 4:43 mark of the fourth quarter. Tulsa took the lead after an RGV kickoff return fumble resulted in a 17-yard TD pass from Tulsa QB Justin Allgood to Zach Edwards with 2:14 left in the game.