South Georgia Wildcats

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South Georgia Wildcats
Established 2001
Folded 2009
Played in Albany Civic Center
in Albany, Georgia
South Georgia Wildcats helmet
South Georgia Wildcats logo
HelmetLogo
League/conference affiliations
AF2 (20022009)
  • American Conference (2002–2006)
    • Atlantic Division (2002–2003)
    • Northeastern Division (2004)
    • Southern Division (2005–2006)
  • National Conference (2007)
    • South Division (2007)
  • American Conference (2008–2009)
    • South Division (2008–2009)
Team colorsBlue, black, white
              
Personnel
Head coachRodney Blackshear
Team history
  • Cape Fear Wildcats (2002–2004)
  • South Georgia Wildcats (2005–2009)
Championships
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (3)
2002, 2003, 2008
Playoff appearances (6)
2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009
Home arena(s)

The South Georgia Wildcats were a professional arena football team based in Albany, Georgia. They were member of the South Division of the American Conference of Arenafootball2 (AF2).

The Wildcats joined the AF2 in 2002 as an expansion team, after the league granted an expansion franchise to Fayetteville, North Carolina. During their first 3 seasons they were known as the Cape Fear Wildcats until they relocated to Albany, Georgia in 2005. They played their home games at Albany Civic Center in Albany, Georgia.

Cape Fear Wildcats[edit]

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The team began as the Cape Fear Wildcats. The Wildcats began play in the 2002 season as an expansion team in the AF2.[1] Their home games were played at Cumberland County Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina. They made a splash quickly in the AF2, reeling off three straight playoff berths. The team combined to go 35-13 in their first three seasons, (21-8 at home) establishing themselves as a perennial contender. They garnered an average attendance of 4,635. However, they relocated to Albany, Georgia following the 2004 season.

The Wildcats relocated to Albany, Georgia after the 2004 season. The team retained the Wildcat nickname from its earlier years. Relocation was tough, however, as the team went a combined 6-26 its first two seasons, winning just three home games.

Final roster[edit]

South Georgia Wildcats roster

Quarterbacks

Fullbacks

  • 14 Trae Ivory

Wide Receivers

  •  3 La'Juan Edwards
  • 11 Mel Long
  •  6 Antwone Savage
  •  5 Clenton Rafe
  •  9 Alvance Robinson
  Offensive Linemen
  • 16 Kenyon Scott
  • 55 Marcus Lindsey
  • 69 Stanky Whiddon
  • 95 Raymond Norell

Defensive Linemen

  • 42 Jason Marshall
  • 44 Eric Turner
  • 99 Courtney Young
  Linebackers
  •  2 Kelvin Dickens
  • 33 Kinny Spotwood

Defensive backs

  • 21 Quentin Burrell
  • 22 Tito Hannah
  • 23 Demitri McCray
  •  1 Takashi Walker

Kickers

  • 13 Alex Walls
 

Injury reserve

  • 77 Justin Delancy OL (IR) Injury icon 2.svg

Refuse to report

  • Currently vacant

League suspension

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated July 25, 2009
21 Active, 1 Inactive

Season-by-season[edit]

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Cape Fear Wildcats
2002 13 3 0 1st AC Atlantic Won AC Round 1 (Richmond 57-48)
Won AC Semifinal (Albany 46-30)
Lost AC Championship (Florida 43-23)
2003 10 6 0 1st AC Atlantic Lost AC Round 1 (Mohegan 50-47)
2004 12 4 0 2nd AC Northeast Won AC Round 1 (Birmingham 54-53)
Lost AC Semifinal (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 40-37)
South Georgia Wildcats
2005 3 13 0 4th AC South --
2006 3 13 0 5th AC South --
2007 10 6 0 2nd NC South Won NC Round 1 (Florida 59-50)
Lost NC Semifinals (Tulsa 49-28)
2008 12 4 0 1st AC South Lost AC Round 1 (Manchester 46-42)
2009 11 5 0 2nd AC South Lost AC Round 1 (Kentucky 66-63)
Totals 78 60 0 (including playoffs)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WildCats, Frenzy join af2". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. October 17, 2001. Retrieved July 20, 2017.

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