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Wildcats avoid upset and win at Daytona Beach

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April 14, 2008

Daytona Beach, Fl. -   The South Georgia Wildcats escaped with a 41-32 victory over the winless Daytona Beach Thunderbirds and may have a new starting quarterback.

After starter Cecil Lester could only lead the Cats to two touchdowns and 13-10 lead over a Thunderbird squad that had been outscored 116-28 in their first two games, head coach Derek Stingley and offensive coordinator Charlie Davidson went with Walter Washington in the second half.

Washington led the Cats to the endzone on the first drive of the third quarter with a six yard touchdown run and 20-13 Wildcats lead.

After the Thunderbirds got a third field goal to Mike Adams,  Washington threw a touchdown pass to Antwone Savage.

Washington then threw touchdown passes to P.J. Berry and one more to Savage to give the Wildcats their second road win of the season.

P.J. Berry had another big night with 5 catches for 109 yards and two touchdowns.

Buchie Ibeh caught five passes for 70 yards and his first touchdown of the season.

South Georgia (2-1) is back at home Saturday to play the Green Bay Blizzard.

Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. at the Albany Civic Center.