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What’s Your Take: How VSU became the best in the nation

The Valdosta State Blazers are now national champions and the kings of Division II football after Head Coach Kerwin Bell’s third season. This football program seemed to have transformed into a powerhouse overnight following a floundering 5-4 finish in 2017, and to their credit, they kind of did. At the end 2017, Bell knew a few things: Rogan Wells was ...

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Five takeaways from a historic Blazers season

The Blazers cemented their legacy as possibly the greatest VSU football team in school history after capturing the NCAA Division II National Championship Saturday. But their work isn’t over. This is chapter one of the new dynasty that has taken over Titletown. Here’s five things we learned this year: Don’t Disrespect The Blazers We all remember when the Blazers weren’t ...

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Notebook: Blazers top performances of championship run

Kerwin Bell’s Blazers set fire to the football field this season. Going undefeated for the first time in program history –they torched teams on both sides of the ball during this national championship run. It’s hard to say that one performance holds more weight than another when a team goes undefeated but these were the games that made the Blazers season ...

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Wells powers Blazers to fourth title, first undefeated season in history

In just his third year as head coach of Valdosta State Football, Kerwin Bell has provided the program’s fourth championship and first undefeated season ever after defeating Ferris State 49-47 in McKinney, Texas on Saturday. The contest broke many records and went wire-to-wire with a champion not being decided until the final minute of the game. Of the records broken, ...

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Flying under the radar: Black Swarm has one more test

There is an old adage that states “The best defense is a good offense” but in VSU’s case, they have both. The Blazers offense has ascended to ranks that few teams ever achieve. They average 52.2 points per game through 13 games which makes them the highest scoring offense in the nation. They broke the record for highest scoring team ...

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Blazers prepare to face Bulldogs for the title

Valdosta State’s football team is getting ready to play on the grandest stage in Division II Football and potentially end their historic season with a national championship. Only one more team stands in between them and glory and that’s the Ferris State Bulldogs. Ferris State is undefeated as well and is powered by their Harlon Hill finalist quarterback, Jayru Campbell. ...

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Column: Final Destination McKinney

No sleep ‘til Texas. VSU football is headed to the national championship after winning a 30-24 slugfest against No. 11 Notre Dame College. I now see why the Falcons of Notre Dame were undefeated coming into this game. They pulled out all the stops to win this game, but still fell short. Falcons’ Freshman running back Jaleel McLaughlin proved that ...

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Defense, special teams lift Blazers over Falcons

Book the tickets to Texas. Valdosta State defeated Notre Dame of Ohio in the Division II playoffs semifinal 30-24 to advance to the national championship. In the most grueling offensive game yet the Blazers found a way to rise once again. The Falcons forced the Blazers to tally a season low 329-yards of total offense as the Blazers were disrupted ...

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Blazers need ‘Black Swarm’ to best Falcons

Let’s take a walk through history. A team goes undefeated in the most vaunted football conference in the nation. Breaks the single season scoring record in that conference and is the nation’s top scoring offense. In post season action they outscore opponents by a margin of 127-37 and the team still hasn’t played their best football yet. At least not ...

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Blazers ready to punch ticket to Texas

This Saturday marks the NCAA Semifinal matchup between Valdosta State and Notre Dame of Ohio. The Blazers are favored to beat the Falcons and move on to the Championship game in Texas. However, the Falcons will come into Valdosta with hopes of upsetting the best team in the nation or putting up a fight at least. The Blazers put on ...

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