October 17, 2005
Albany - The Albany State football team has several big games on their schedule.
One of the biggest is homecoming which the Rams celebrate this Saturday at the Albany Municipal Coliseum against Benedict College.
The Rams tuned up for their homecoming bash by beating Clark Atlanta on their homecoming this past Saturday.
Senior receiver Antonio Ivey says, "We knew from the beginning they couldn't play with us. It took awhile to get our rhythm, but as soon as we got it going, it was ASU football after that."
Albany State assistant coach Anthony Kelly adds, "We treat them all the same. Every game is a business trip. We just do what we do and that's play Albany State style football."
While the Rams picked up a key conference win, it did come with a price to senior defensive back Demetrie McCray.
"I was making a tackle in Saturday's game, and I believe I got it jammed in another players face mask, I don't know. I just took my glove off and looked, and my fourth-finger was laying over on my pinkie and I was like 'Oh, man. What's going on?' But it's all right. I'm still going to play Saturday."
McCray knows homecoming is always a must win for the Rams.
"I would say we're going to go out and play hard and try to come out with a victory."
Ivey says "All the alumni, all the fans coming in that played for Albany State, it's big around here, so we're just going to stay focused and handle our business."
"Everyone is coming to see the football game, and the football team, and that's what homecoming is all about," says Kelly.
Albany State is currently in a three way tie for first in the SIAC with Tuskegee and Fort Valley State.
The Rams have already beaten Tuskegee and play Fort Valley State in two weeks in the Fountain City Classic in Columbus.