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Firecats News

2007-08-05

Wildcats defeat Firecats

South Georgia Defeats Florida for the 3rd Time in 2007, 59-50

Estero, FL- Just as they had done one month ago the South Georgia Wildcats jumped out to an early lead and held on late to earn a 59-50 win. South Georgia picked up their 1st playoff win since moving to Albany from Fayetteville, N.C. 5,032 fans were on had to watch the Firecats bow out in the 1st round for the 1st time since 2003.

The Firecats failed to score on their 1st two possessions while the Wildcats went on back-to-back 49 yards drive to take the 13-0 lead at the end of the 1st quarter.

South Georgia and Florida traded scores before kicker Scott Hode booted a 28 yard field goal with 1 second left on the clock to take a 30-13 lead into the locker room at halftime.

The Wildcats picked up in the 3rd where the left off scoring the games next 13 points to give themselves a 43-13 advantage. Florida would battle back however to head to the 4th quarter down 43-27.

Florida nearly pulled off the come from behind victory when they scored to make it 52-50 South Georgia, but the Wildcats scored the games final points with just 28 seconds to go to put the game out of reach at 59-50. Florida moved the ball downfield but ran out of time and ended a season of high expectations with a bitter defeat to their division rivals.

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score
South Georgia Wildcats 13 17 13 16 59 Record: (11-6)
Florida Firecats 0 13 14 23 50 Record: (11-6)

LEADERS:
PASSING: BRYANT (SGW) 37-24-0-278 yrds 6TDs WALLACE (FLA) 53-27-2 377 yrds 5 TDs
RECEIVING: McCollister (SGW) 12-114 3TDS BENTON (FLA) 10-138 2 TDs

Schutt Offensive Player of the Game: QB D. Bryant - SGA
U.S. Army Ironman of the Game: FB/LB James Harris - SGA
ADT Defensive Player of the Game: DB Daryon Brutley - SGA
Cutters Catch of the Game: WR Chavis McCollister - SGA