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Fire burn Wildcats with late field goal

April 15, 2005

Louisville, Ky.- A tremendous fourth quarter comeback by the South Georgia Wildcats was dashed with one swing of the foot of Louisville's Danny Kight.

Kight's 42-yard field goal as time expired propelled the Louisville Fire to a 48-46 win over the Wildcats Friday night at Freedom Hall.

Down 45-32 with less than five minutes to play, Wildcats quarterback Bobby Pesavento threw touchdown passes to Lerico Cole and with Adrian Cockfield to pull South Georgia within one.

After the touchdown pass to Cockfield, head coach Chris Siegfried gambled with a two point conversion that the Wildcats converted with a Pesavento pass to Cockfield giving South Georgia a 46-45 lead with only second seconds left to play.

Newly signed quarterback Bobby Pesavento had no trouble adjusting to the Wildcats system with seven touchdown passes including five in the first half.

Adrian Cockfield caught three of the touchdowns, Chris McKinney had two and Antwone Savage also had a touchdown reception in the first half.

The Wildcats (0-2) are back on the road next Saturday night at defending Arena Cup champion Florida and return to the Albany Civic Center on April 30th against the Albany Conquest.

posted by roberth@walb.com