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Wildcats coach says playoffs are win champions have to step up

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By Robert Hydrick - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  Coaches have said it countless times that all records are washed clean when the playoffs begin.

Case in point is in the AFL where the Chicago Rush won the league championship a few years back despite making the playoffs with a losing record in the regular season.

The South Georgia Wildcats record is worthy of postseason play with 11 wins.

However, a three game losing streak in June may have caused some to believe the Cats do not have what it takes to win the AF2 title this year.

The postseason road starts Saturday night at home against the Kentucky Horsemen and coach Rodney Blackshear told his team that champions emerge when the pressure that is playoff football begins.

Rodney Blackshear said. "I told the guys just know that as I coach I have not done anything in this league. Because until you win a playoff game, you can win all the regular season games you want, but until you win a playoff game you haven't really proven anything. So, I definitely feel I have something to prove tomorrow as well as my team."

The winner of Saturday's playoff game will play the winner between the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers and Albany Firebirds.

Wilkes-Barre will host if they advance to the second round.


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