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Panthers call for blackout Saturday night

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  The Albany Panthers are calling for fans to black out the civic center for Saturday's Southern Indoor Football League championship game against the Louisiana Swashbucklers.

Quarterback Cecil Lester and receiver Antwone Savage are leading the charge in asking fans to wear as much black as possible for Saturday's title game.

This is the second blackout for the Panthers this season.

The first was in week one when Albany rallied to beat this same Louisiana team on the final play of the game.

Head coach Lucious Davis believes Panthers fans are just as pumped for the championship game as the players and that may be the difference on Saturday.

Head coach Lucious Davis said. "I believe we will have a big crowd here. I know they will be behind us. We just have to give them something to cheer about. We give them something to cheer about. They'll will us to win."

The Panthers won the first game with Louisiana thanks in large part to the defense posting a shutout in the second half.

The Panthers offense want to do there part in the rematch.

Clenton Rafe said. "Just finish. Go out there and finish the game. The defense is our strength. As an offensive unit what we have been trying to do is come out and compete. Just put up numbers because we know what our defense is going to do."

The SIFL title game is 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Albany Civic Center.