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Cockfield back with the Wildcats

June 23, 2005

Albany - The coaching shakeup at the South Georgia Wildcats has led to six players leaving the squad.

However, one player has returned.

Offensive specialist Adrian Cockfield returned to the team this week and will play Saturday night against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Cockfield was a first team all-conference player in Columbus last year and was the Wildcats leading receiver through their first five games this season.

He quit the Wildcats on May 11th because in his words he didn't see eye to eye with former head coach Chris Siegfried.

The disagreement centered on Cockfield's knee injury and Siegfried's decision to bring in offensive specialist Matt Burstein.

 Since leaving the Wildcats, Cockfield has kept in shape by playing for former Columbus Wardog coach John Fourcade with the Tupelo Fireants of the United Football League.

But with Siegfried and Burstein now gone, Cockfield is hoping his return can help a team that has lost its last five games.

Cockfield said "Yea they are for the most part and I am glad to see them. Hopefully we can take this five game stretch and win all five of them. We are just going to work hard and see what we can do with the rest of the season."

The South Georgia Wildcats have also signed former Albany State and Monroe High standout Antonio Leroy. Leroy is on the roster for Saturday's game.

The Wildcats also heard that Matt Burstein has now been assigned to the Wilkes-Barre Pioneers but at this point he is not expected to play Saturday night.

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