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Wildcats lose home finale

July 21, 2007

Albany -- The South Georgia Wildcats get nine touchdowns passes from quarterback D. Bryant, four to P.J. Berry in his first game, but it's not enough, as the Cats fall to Alabama 71-61 in their home finale.

It's the second time this season the Steeldogs have beaten South Georgia, and the Wildcats no longer control their own destiny for a division championship.

Head coach Derek Stingley says, "I never once said I want to win a division championship.  If it came with it, it came with it.  It's great if we do win it, but if we don't, that doesn't stop us from playing in the league championship game.  So I'm more concerned with playing in the playoff games than the division championship."

"It's a disappointing loss," says defensive back Daryon Brutley, "but we have to try and put it behind us and look forward to playing Tulsa to get that momentum going into the playoffs."

The Wildcats play at Tulsa next week.

South Georgia needs a win against the Talons, and losses by both Florida and Arkansas to win the Division championship and secure a home playoff game.

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