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  Tri Cities Rattlers (2004)


Years of Operation: 2004


Overall Record:  11-0


First Game: Apr 4, 2004 vs Palouse Thunder


First Win: Apr 4, 2004 vs Palouse Thunder


Final Game: June 20, 2004 vs Walla Walla Stars


League Affiliation:  

Inland Northwest Football League (2004)



Team Headquarters: Kennewick, WA

Owner: Warren & Annette Hull


General Manager: Warren Hull


Coaches: Warren Hull (HC), Eric Bissell (DC), Bob Mars (Asst), Robert McMillen (Asst)


Home Field(s): Lampson Stadium, Kennewick

Titles Won

2004 Inland Northwest Football League Champions









The Tri City Rattlers dominated the iNWFL in 2004 posting three wins over it's closest competition Walla Walla.


Tragedy struck the Rattlers shortly after the season ended when popular coach Bob Mars was stabbed to death on Sept 4th, 2004 by two teenagers in an attempted robbery at the Kiona-Benton City Middle School.  Later it was discovered the attack was a gang initiation and planned, Coach Mars was just the random victim selected.  The staff decided the "perfect season" would be their last as a tribute to Coach Mars and all agreed to shut down the team.


When the INWFL disbanded, so too did the Tri-City Rattlers.  After the Evergreen Football League formed, a new team was established for the area called the Tri City Knights under completely new ownership.



2004 Schedule/Results (11-0):

Apr 4 - Palouse Thunder 42-7
Apr 10 - Yakima Scorpions 48-27
Apr 17 - West Plains Cowboys 43-37OT
Apr 25 - Moses Lake Bulls 77-0
May 2 - Walla Walla Stars 20-14
May 8 - Palouse Thunder 48-35
May 15 - Yakima Scorpions 21-19
May 23 - West Plains Cowboys 63-7
May 29 - Moses Lake Bulls 69-6
June 5 - Walla Walla Stars 52-36
June 20 - Walla Walla Stars ** 29-10







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