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Cockfield glad to be back at home

April 7, 2005

Albany - The butterflies will be flying in the stomachs of the South Georgia Wildcats when they take the field Saturday night for their first ever game in Albany.

 And that includes one Wildcat player who is ready to play his first professional football game in his hometown.

Receiver Adrian Cockfield was a key player on Dougherty High's state championship team in 1998 and later went on to star at Albany State.

Growing up in Albany though is not why head coach Chris Siegfried wanted him to play for the South Georgia Wildcats.

In two seasons playing for the Columbus Wardogs, Adrian Cockfield has become one of the, if not the best receiver in the Arena 2 Football League.

While Adrian caught alot of touchdown passes in Columbus, the Wardogs didn't catch alot of wins.

Cockfield hopes that will change in joining a Wildcat team that will be shooting for a fourth straight trip to the playoffs.

Cockfield said "I am just real excited. It is not every day that you get to play all three different parts of your career in your hometown. So, that is very exciting for me also."

The Arena 2 Football Lleague conducts a weekly poll like they do in college football.

The South Georgia Wildcats are ranked 7th by the AF2 coaches with one coach voting the Wildcats number one.

Saturday's game with Macon starts at 7-30 at the Albany Civic Center.

posted by roberth@walb.com

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