November 2, 2005
Albany - After missing the Arena 2 football playoffs for the first time in their franchise history, the South Georgia Wildcats goal in 2006 is to make it back to postseason play.
But it will not be easy against a 16 game schedule that includes four games with the past two AF2 champions.
The South Georgia Wildcats schedule for the 2006 season is out and for the second year in a row the Cats open the season at home on April 8th against the Tennessee Valley Vipers who are returning to the AF2 league after a one year absence.
After that Tulsa, who has won their division five times in the last six years comes to Albany.
Then the Wildcats hit the road to play at Wilkes-Barre and then come home to play another South division rival in Birmingham.
After a road trip to Macon, the Cats are back at home to play the defending Arena Cup champion Memphis Explorers who have moved into the South division this season.
The Wildcats close out their first half with road games against Oklahoma City and the Florida Firecats.
The second half of the season starts June 3rd at home against Macon.
Other teams coming to Albany in the second half of the season are Green Bay, Bossier City, and the 2004 Arena Cup champions Florida Firecats.
The combined record of the Wildcats opponents is 80-71 and there are three playoff teams in their division.
But Wildcats managing partner Mike Storen welcomes the challenging schedule.
Mike Storen said "If you are going to play, you might as well play the best (laughing) and find out what you can do and compete against the best. So, that if you do get into the playoffs, you are going against teams that hopefully aren't as strong or haven't gotten the same experience in the regular season."
Mike Storen says season ticket renewals are going well and so are new season ticket sales for the 2006 season which begins April 8th for the South Georgia Wildcats.
South Georgia Wildcats 2006 Schedule
|Date||Team||Time (All Times Eastern)|
|April 8||Tennessee Valley||7:30pm|
|April 21||at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton||7:00pm|
|May 6||at Macon||7:30pm|
|May 20||at Oklahoma City||8:00pm|
|May 27||at Florida||7:30pm|
|June 10||at Birmingham||8:30pm|
|June 17||Green Bay||7:30pm|
|June 24||at Memphis||8:00pm|
|July 15||at Tennessee Valley||8:30pm|
|July 22||at Rio Grande Valley||8:30pm|