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Wildcats in the driver's seat

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By Mike Shiers - bio | email

July 13, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - South Georgia received its wish Saturday night: A Wildcats win, and a Florida loss, meaning the Cats are now in first-place in the American South division.

The Wildcats are 10-4 on the season, after a 55-34 win over Oklahoma City in the Civic Center.

It's the fifth win in-a-row for South Georgia.

The Firecats lost 59-47 at Boise, and drop into a second place tie with Tennessee Valley.

The Wildcats are guaranteed a spot in the AF2 postseason, and if they can win their next two games at Peoria and at Tennessee Valley, would be the #2 seed in the American Conference.

That means at least a couple of playoff games at home.

Wide receiver Buchie Ibeh says, "People might say we have a favorable schedule finishing up, but that's no how we're looking at it. Anyone who comes in front of us, we're going to play full-speed, Wildcat football, cause that's what we're trying to do. And more importantly that clinching a playoff spot, we're trying to bring the playoffs back here."

Defensive back Roland Cola says the defensive line played a big role in the playoff-clinching win over the Yard Dawgz. 

"Gotta give it up to the d-line," says Cola. "Without the d-line, we wouldn't be able to eat like we eat back there. They get the rush, we get the ball. Let's eat! Yeah! Our whole defense is playing great right now, we just gotta keep it up."

Roland Cola registered his 10th interception of the year last night, setting a new Wildcats single season and career mark.

South Georgia plays at Peoria Saturday at 8:05.