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Savage excited about his homecoming

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April 2, 2008

Albany - The wait is almost over for South Georgia Wildcat fans.

The home opener is this Saturday night against the Louisville Fire. 

One player looking forward to Saturday's first home game is receiver Antwone Savage.

It is Savage's first game in the Albany Civic Center since 2005 when the Westover High product was a rookie for the Wildcats.

In 2006, then Wildcats head coach Donnie Davis stunned the entire team when he released Savage during training camp.

Former Wildcats head coach Chris Siegfried wasted no time and signed Antwone Savage to play for him in Spokane.

The move west was good for Savage who won an AF2 title in 2006 and was a first team all-conference player last year for the Shock.

Antwone, who was a school teacher in the Dougherty County School System,  is excited to be back in his hometown where not even a sore shoulder will keep him out of the lineup for his homecoming this Saturday.

Antwone  Savage said "I got friends that can't wait to see me play again. My students that I have taught in the past years are excited and waiting for this game for Saturday."

The South Georgia Wildcats have moved up two spots to eighth in the second AF2 coaches poll of the season.

The Wildcats did get one first place vote in that poll.