Wildcats O.K. with road trip - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Wildcats O.K. with road trip

August 10, 2007

Albany -- Just two weeks ago, the South Georgia Wildcats made the long trip to Tulsa.

Now they get to do it again.

The Cats are on the road in Oklahoma in the second round of the AF2 playoffs this week.

South Georgia faced the Talons the last week of the regular season, with Tulsa out-scoring South Georgia 29-7 in the fourth quarter for a come-from-behind win.

Tulsa's defensive line played a big role in the win, with five-hurries and a sack of quarterback D. Bryant.

The Talons are known for a strong homefield advantage, but the Wildcats aren't worried about where they're playing the game.

Kentrell Blatcher says, "We have a destiny to fulfill. We know why we're all here. Things like traveling on the road, if we had to travel to Timbuktu, it wouldn't matter. We still have to play the game, whether we're here or on the road."

D. Bryant adds, "The pass rush is probably the strength of their team. They have two defensive ends that bring pressure. Their DB's cover well, but not well enough to cover our receivers. So if we can block them, we'll be alright."

The Wildcats and Talons kick-off in Tulsa Saturday night at 8pm.

feedback: sports@walb.com