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O'Hara hopes quarterback change will light a fire under Fever

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Tomotsuna Inoue (No. 16) played most of Saturday's game vs. Spokane Shock.  He will start Saturday's game vs. Stockton (Photo: SWX) Tomotsuna Inoue (No. 16) played most of Saturday's game vs. Spokane Shock. He will start Saturday's game vs. Stockton (Photo: SWX)

KENNEWICK, Wash. - The beat marches on for the struggling Tr-Cities Fever.  And it will beat on with yet another quarterback.  Coach Pat O'Hara decided this week to bench Ryan Porter and try someone else at the helm.

Porter, who played college ball at Missouri State, was demoted to backup after a dismal performance against Spokane last weekend.  He threw for one touchdown but was only 5-of-12 passing.  He also threw one interception.

Tomotsuna Inoue, from Japan, will start in Porter's place Saturday against Stockton.  Inoue played most of the game last Saturday. O'Hara hopes the change at the quarterback position will give the team a spark.

Players said, despite their losing record, they are not down on themselves.

"It's tough when you're 1-8, but you gotta keep playing," said reveiver Chase Reed.  "There are gonna be 1-8 teams.  Everybody can't win every game.  Somebody has to lose.  We're hoping on winning some more games this season."

The Fever believe Saturday's game at Stockton is a winnable one.  Tri-Cities beat Stockton (3-6) 43-42 last month for their only win of the season.

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