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Blackshear says Wildcats will be ready for Horsemen

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The South Georgia Wildcats will start their preparations for Saturday's AF2 playoff game on Tuesday.

Head coach Rodney Blackshear will not be at practice for the first part of this week.

Blackshear is back in Dallas preparing for his job as defensive coordinator for a high school.

Blackshear will be back in time for Saturday's playoff game.

Blackshear says there are other high school coaches working in the AF2 including the entire Kentucky Horsemen coaching staff.

The coach says he will send his practice plan to defensive coordinator Lucious Davis who will run practice until the coach returns to Albany.

Blackshear also says the veterans on this team know what they have to do to be ready.

He also says the veterans on this team will have no problem getting themselves ready for Saturday's game.

Rodney Blackshear said. "It is not going to be tough at all. I have been preparing these guys all year long for this scenario. Again, we are professionals. We have talked about it all that time. When you put a game plan together, it is not the coaches only. The players have a lot of input. So, they know what to look for."

The Wildcats will play Kentucky Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Albany Civic Center.

Season ticket holders can buy their seats until Wednesday when all seats go on sale to the general public.

The big news for the AF2 is the league has knocked Florida Firecats out of the playoffs.

The Firecats should have been the seventh seed in the AF2 American Conference.

However, Manchester has moved the seventh seed and will play at Iowa on Friday.

The AF2 has not said why Florida is not in the playoffs but it is believed they were knocked out because they owe the league money.

The South Georgia Wildcats have been reported to owe the AF2 money but team chief financial officer Ryan Nolen said Monday the team is all square with the league.

The Albany Firebirds are now the eighth seed and will play at Wilkes Barre-Scranton on Saturday.

Tennessee Valley will host Green Bay in the other AF2 American Conference first round game.


 


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