Former Cats playing college football

Published 5:16 pm Friday, September 11, 2009

Four former area players, including two Bainbridge Bearcats, contributed to the Georgia Bulldogs’ effort in a 24-10 loss to Oklahoma State.

Former Bearcat and junior linebacker Darryl Gamble, No. 50, had six solo tackles and one pass breakup. Seminole County’s Baccarri Rambo, No. 18, had two solo tackles. Rambo is a freshman defensive back.

Former Bearcat Nick Williams, a sophomore linebacker and No. 39, saw play time, as did Early County’s Shawn Williams, No. 36, a freshman defensive back.

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Nick Williams as named to the UGA Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the 2009 summer semester, according to UGA Sports Communications.

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Two former Bearcats helped Arkansas defeat Missouri State 48-10 on Saturday.

Senior defensive lineman Malcolm Sheppard, No. 96, had two solo tackles, two tackles with an assist, one tackle for a loss, two assisted tackles for losses and a sack with an assist.

Junior offensive lineman Ray Dominguez, No. 80, also saw play time.

It will be a “Battle of the SEC Bearcats” on Sept. 19, as Arkansas will face off against Georgia in Athens.

Attapulgus native Patrick Riley, a redshirt junior quarterback and No. 4, has been helping the NCAA Division II Benedict College Tigers this season. Through three games, Riley had 29 rushes for net yardage of 234 and two touchdowns. He also has thrown 12 completions out of 27 attempts, for 166 yards and one touchdown, with just two intercepted passes.

Benedict College is located in Columbia, S.C., and plays in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Riley’s Tigers will play Albany State University in Albany, Ga., on Sept. 26 at 2 p.m.

Rashard Russell, a sophomore running back is No. 21 for the Savannah State University Tigers. In the Tigers’ Sept. 5 victory over Livingstone College, Russell rushed five times for 52 yards. He also had one punt return for 18 yards and a kickoff return for 19 yards.

Mike Brown is a sophomore running back and No. 25 for the Valdosta State University Blazers, who play in Division II’s Gulf South Conference. In the Blazers’ season-opening loss to Newberry on Aug. 29, Brown rushed four times for 13 yards. Fans can find out how to listen to or watch the Blazers on radio, cable TV or the Internet by visiting

Bruce James II, a redshirt freshman free safety, is No. 18 for the Tuskeegee (Ala.) Golden Tigers, who also play in the Division II SIAC. Tuskeegee will play Albany State in Albany on Oct. 24