Nighthawks Face Nebraska with Playoffs on the Line - June 16, 2017

The Wichita Falls Nighthawks are one win away from a playoff berth. Tomorrow they face the Nebraska Danger on the road. Although the Nighthawks have won their last five encounters with the Danger, they know this win won't be easy. Nebraska barely lost to Sioux Falls, the defending IFL champs, last week by three points.

"Yes they gave them a run for their money, so it's going to be a really good game, it's going to come down to who has less mistakes and who has less turnovers and everything," says receiver/running back, Tyler Williams.

"Nebraska is kind of like us, we're built to stop the run. Built to stop Sioux Falls. So they prepared their team the same way we prepared ours," adds head coach, Billy Back. "They have a new quarterback who was with Sioux Falls prior to going to Nebraska, so he had a little chip on his shoulder verse them. But it came down to their execution late in the game.  And I think it's a good sign for the league and for everybody vying for a championship that the defending champs are losing and winning close games. So, it's open for anybody. We're excited about it, but also at the same time, Nebraska's fighting for a playoff spot, too, so it's going to be a must-win game for them as well, so we'll get their best shot at their place, so it should be pretty exciting."

"We just want to make sure everybody remains focused and we have to do it. We have to win if we want to keep playing. No if ands or buts about it, we got to get it done," says Williams.

"It's just going to be our energy level, our tempo, and how excited our guys are to play what's going to determine the outcome of the game."

The Nighthawks can't earn a first-round home playoff game due to Nebraska's loss last week. Regardless, they need to hand Nebraska another L to play another week.


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