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Defense wins for Wildcats

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April 20, 2008

Albany -- The South Georgia Wildcats improved to 3-1 with a 55-48 win at home against Green Bay Saturday night, and the Cats defense played a major role in the victory.

Green Bay jumped out to a quick lead, scoring the games first seventeen points on special teams.

Despite being put in a difficult situation, the South Georgia defense would play strong, allowing the Blizzard just ten points after halftime.

Wildcats defensive back Roland Cola tallied 6 1/2 tackles and one interception, breaking up countless other passes.

Usually, that would be enough to earn defensive player of the game honors, but teammate Joe Woolridge had 5 1/2 tackles, three sacks, a forced fumble, and an interception.

Not bad for just his second game with the team this season.

"I know it can't get better," says Woolridge. "I made plays at the right time, that's what I made up my mind I wanted to do. There was a lot of pressure on me coming into my first home game."

Head coach Derek Stingley says, "We're a quick defensive front. We're not an oversized, heavy, bull you back to the quarterback. We're one of those defensive fronts where we can rush the gaps. But at the same time we can be overpowering, so that keeps teams off-balance, and I'm going to use that to our advantage, as much as I can."

The Wildcats host rival Florida Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.

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