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'Cats comeback falls short

June 11, 2005

Albany--There's something about the second half that brings out the best in the South Georgia Wildcats. After trailing by 20 points at halftime, the Wildcats mounted a furious comeback Saturday night but in the end came up five points short in a 45-40 loss to the Florida Firecats.

The Firecats (9-1) came out of the gates red hot, jumping out to a 27-0 lead in the second quarter after quarterback Chris Wallace found Anthony Snead all alone in the end zone for a touchdown.

South Georgia (2-8) finally found the end zone in the second quarter when Rob Keefe leaped in for a score to make it a 27-6 ball game. Then just before the half quarterback Brian Zbydniewski, who was filling in for the injured Bobby Pesavento, hit Antwone Savage in the back of the end zone to bring the 'Cats within 20 at the half.

The second half belonged to the Wildcats as Zbydniewski, who broke his nose in the first half, hooked up with Savage again late in the fourth quarter to give the Wildcats their first lead, 40-39.

But the Wildcats defense could not hold the Firecats out of the end zone and for the second time this season Florida defeated South Georgia by five points.

The Wildcats go back on the road next week when they visit the Arkansas Twisters.

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