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Wildcats boost defense with Woolridge and Gant

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April 12, 2008

Albany - The South Georgia Wildcats getting a big boost in their efforts to boost the team's pass rush.

Defensive lineman Joe Woolridge, who led the Cats in quarterback sacks last season, will play Monday night at Daytona Beach.

Wooldrige is back with the Wildcats after he was released by Kansas City of the Arena League earlier this week.

The Wildcats also believe defensive tackle Ray Gant will also boost the defensive front.

Gant had a quarterback sack in his first Wildcats appearance last week.

Gant is working his way into playing shape after missing more than a year with a chest muscle injury he suffered while working out with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The former Georgia Bulldog says he also has to adjust to the speed of the arena game.

Ray Gant said "Trying to get use to the speed of the game. The speed of the game is incredible, even faster than the NFL I feel. There is only two seconds to get to the quarterback and that is definitely a different speed than in college and the NFL."  

The Wildcats play at Daytona Beach on Monday.