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Wildcats Playing Strong "D"

May 22, 2007

Albany -- The field is definitely slanted in favor of the offense in Arena Football.

The rules are set up to give teams a chance to put up a lot of points, with the defense forced to sit back and take it.

The South Georgia Wildcat defense has been pushing back, holding Arkansas to under 200-yards of total offense in the win on Sunday.

The Cats have kept opponents under 45-points per game the last four weeks, and are ranked in the top third of the league in scoring defense.

The Wildcat "D" stays strong when it counts the most, allowing just two fourth-down conversions all season, and Daryon Brutely has five interceptions in seven games.

Shut-outs are all but impossible in Arena Football, and head coach Derek Stingley says the mark of a good defense is just slowing the other team down.

"In this game you are supposed to score every time you have the ball," says Stingley. "If you get one stop a quarter, that's a good defensive team. If you get over five stops you have a great defensive day."

The Wildcats had six defensive stops against Arkansas.

South Georgia plays at Bossier-Shreveport Saturday night at 8pm.

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