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Wildcats lineman remains in hospital

May 2, 2007

Albany - Things are going great for the South Georgia Wildcats on the field.

The team is 3-1 and sitting in first place in the Af2's South Division.

Off the field has been a different story.

 Last month, Wildcats head coach Derek Stingley's father  Darryl died  suddenly at the age of 55.

Now, Wildcats lineman Brandon Washington is in an Albany hospital with what head coach Derek Stingley says is an irregular heartbeat.

Brandon Washington started the first three games for the Wildcats and even caught a touchdown pass against Louisville.

He was taken to an Albany hospital before Tuesday's team meetings and practice.

Head coach Derek Stingley says doctors were still performing more tests today to determine the cause of Washington's heart troubles.

Troubles that could end the former LSU Tiger's football career as coach Stingley knows that life is more important than football.

Derek Stingley said "For Brandon to be 22, 23 years old and have heart issues the way he has them right now. Before he will step back on this field, I will have to have a definite answer from a doctor. And then I will still be somewhat not in the right place to put him out there on the field."

The Wildcats play Saturday night at Rio Grande in Hidalgo, Texas.

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