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Wildcats confidence still high against Florida

April 27, 2008

Albany -- With the ten-point loss on their homefield to Florida Saturday night, the South Georgia Wildcats have dug themselves a hole in the division standings.

The Firecats are now 4-0 on the season, while South Georgia is 3-2, meaning the Wildcats are two games out of first in the American South division standings.

Florida doesn't have the most difficult schedule this year, with four games against expansion team Daytona Beach.

The Wildcats will play the Firecats twice more this season: at Florida May 24th, and back in Albany June 14th.

Turnovers were the deciding factor the contest Saturday night, as the Wildcats lost three fumbles and one interception, while Florida didn't turn the ball over once.

All four turnovers came in the second half, and South Georgia head coach Derek Stingley says next time his team has to avoid helping out the opposition.

"I'm confident going into the next two bouts with them," says Stingley. "It's going to be a heavyweight fight. Even though we turned the ball over, I felt like we created the opportunities for them, instead of them creating their own opportunites, and next time I really believe we're gonna come out on top."

Wide receiver P.J. Berry says, "We wanted this one. It's at home, in front of our home crowd. We have great fan support. We wanted this one, it's a tough loss."

South Georgia beat Florida three times last season.

The Wildcats are back in action next Sunday in Austin at 4pm.  

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