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Savage and Hines ready for return

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June 17, 2008

Albany -- The South Georgia Wildcats will face their toughest test of the season Saturday night, as they travel to Spokane to face the undefeated Shock.

Spokane is a perfect 11-0 on the season. They're third in the league in scoring offense, and fourth in total defense.

The Shock also have the advantage of not having to travel close to 3,000 miles across the country.

The Wildcats will have plenty of motivation for this game, as they try to win three in-a-row for the first time this year, and continue their climb up the standings.

Quarterback Andrico Hines and wide receiver Antwone Savage have even more incentive to knock off the Shock, as the duo played in Spokane last season.

Hines threw 62 touchdowns for the Shock is 2007, fourty of them to Savage.

Antwone Savage won the AF2 championship with Spokane in 2006, and the Westover Alum says the opportunity to go against his former team is one of the reasons he signed with the Wildcats.

"I always thought about going back to Spokane to play," says Savage. "When I saw South Georgia played them, it was an exciting moment as far as my career, playing with South Georgia. Just waiting to get back out there and play this game, man."

Hines says, "It's one of the reasons I wanted to played here. I know we had a chance to go up there and play. I'm going to have mixed emotions, just to be back. I'm happy to be here, but I had a good time there last year. Learned a lot. I can't wait to get there."

The Wildcats take on the Shock Saturday at eight in Spokane.