Wildcats lose quarterback to injury

May 23, 2005

Albany - South Georgia Wildcats head coach Chris Siegfried summed up it best Monday afternoon when he said the hits just keep on coming.

The hits he is referring to are injuries.

The Wildcats, coming off their lowest offensive output of the season, will not have their starting quarterback for Saturday's game with the Rio Grande Valley Dorado.

Quarterback Bobby Pesavento broke his finger in Friday's 46-21 loss at Manchester and is expected to miss one maybe two games.

That means Brian Zbydniewski will make his first start of the season.

Zbydniewski has attempted just six passes this season.

After scoring just three touchdowns Friday night, The Wildcats are looking to add some offensive firepower to their roster this week.

One player they are hoping will be back in the lineup is offensive specialist Matt Burstein.

Burstein did not make the trip to Manchester last week due to a full time job and it is not know at this point if he will be able to play this week against Rio Grande.

Chris Siegfried said "We will play the hand we are dealt and make the adjustments and cater the offense to whoever that starter is going to be. If Bobby is not the guy it is probably going to be Brian Zbydniewski."

The Wildcats have also lost defensive specialist Johnny Lamar. The former Florida Gator standout joined the Wildcats last week but today signed a contract with the Saskatchewan Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League.

The Wildcats are trying to sign lineman Antonio Sherrell.

Sherrell was traded last week by the Florida Firecats to Central Valley Coyotes who on Monday traded the rights to Sherrell to the Wildcats.

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