August 18, 2006
Spokane, Wa. - South Georgia Wildcat fans have been asking themselves all season "what if".
What if former Wildcat head coach Donnie Davis had not released the team's best player Antwone Savage in training camp.
If the Wildcats had kept Savage, maybe they would still be playing football and Davis would probably still have his job.
The AF2 football season is not over for Antwone Savage and the expansion Spokane Shock.
The former Westover High standout was the offensive player of the week in their playoff win last week against Bakersfield where he caught two touchdown passes and set up the winning touchdown on the final play of the game with a long kickoff return.
The move to the Pacific Northwest it appears has been a winning one for Savage who says the town has given this team rock star treatment all season.
Savage said "The fans are absolutely crazy about this arena football situation. They are screaming before the game. They are screaming during the game and they are screaming after the game. There is no better atmosphere."
Savage's head coach Chris Siegfried, who coached the South Georgia Wildcats for ten games, was today named the AF2's coach of the year.
The Spokane Shock host Arkansas Saturday night in the AF2 American Conference championship game.
The winner heads to the AF2's Arena Cup game next week in Puerto Rico.