Wildcats reflect on great season - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Wildcats reflect on great season

August 13, 2007

Albany - The South Georgia Wildcats coaches and players are having to clean out their lockers and prepare to return to their homes later this week after Saturday's loss to Tulsa in the conference semifinals.

The Wildcats didn't win the AF2 championship but the ten wins this season is almost doubled what the team won during their first two seasons in Albany.

The ten win season and playoff appearance will also earn many Wildcat players like D.Bryant, Chavis McCollister and Daryon Brutley just to name a few, an invitation to training camps with Arena Football League teams next year.

The players aren't the only ones with a chance to move to the AFL next year.

Head coach Derek Stingley says he is right now still the Wildcats coach but does admit he will explore several job opportunities in the offseason.

Derek Stingley said "I have to move forward into the '08 season as if I am the Wildcats head coach until something changes. I have been getting some calls here and there. We will just see in the next couple of months what is going to happen."  

Three South Georgia Wildcat players have made the AF2 National Conference team.

Quarterback D. Bryant and receiver Chavis McCollister were first team selections and defensive lineman Ed Wangler was a second team pick.

Bryant set the AF2 single season passing yardage record and became the third quarterback in AF2 history to throw for more than 100 touchdowns in a season.

McCollister tied a Wildcats record with 139 receptions and broke a team record for receiving yards on a receiving corps that had three receivers go over 1000 yards on the season.

Wangler had 5.5  quarterback sacks for the Wildcats defensive line.

The South Georgia Wildcats are inviting fans to celebrate the end of a great season.

Wildcats are hosting a post-season party Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at Loco's on Westover Boulevard.

Coaches and players will be present.

Powered by WorldNow