Wild get new chance to end losing streak

The Alaska Wild will try, try again tonight.

The Wild will try to end a long losing streak tonight when they host the Kent Predators, another indoor football team that is trying to snap a losing streak.

The difference? The Wild are riding an 18-game skid that dates back to the 2008 season and includes last year's 0-15 campaign. The Predators' drought, meanwhile, stretches back just one week.

Kent is a first-year team that exists because Wasilla's efforts to start a franchise during the offseason failed, opening the door for Kent to join the league. Instead of a team called the Arctic Predators located in the Valley, the Indoor Football League now has a team called the Kent Predators located in Washington.

The Predators (0-1) made their debut last week against the Billings Outlaws, the United Bowl Champions who grabbed a 56-40 victory. But the Predators scored a consolation prize: Jarvious Dunn earned the league's Special Team Player of the Week honor by gaining 121 yards on four kick returns.

The Wild (0-1) are coming off a heartbreaking 29-28 home loss to the rival Fairbanks Grizzlies. Kickoff is set for 7:05 p.m. at Sullivan Arena.

Anchorage Daily News