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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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Blazer football ‘can’t be stopped’

What many thought would be a nail biting shootout turned out to be another run of the mill game for the undefeated Valdosta State Blazers. VSU advanced to the NCAA Division II quarterfinals after their 66-16 victory over the Bowie State Bulldogs. The first quarter was a slow one as VSU seemed to have just rolled out of bed, still ...

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Column: Blazers have ‘championship style’ win over Argos

When asked to describe his team’s play style during his inaugural season, Head Coach Kerwin Bell often used the phrase championship style. Now, nearly two years later, he may have a team fitting of that description. This Saturday the Blazers have a date with the West Georgia Wolves to determine who will be the Gulf South Conference Champion. Ahead of ...

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Blazers continue ascension in AFCA poll

After a 63-42 win against the Mississippi College Choctaws last Saturday, the VSU football team moves up three places to 10th in the newest American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Top 25 poll announced Monday afternoon. This new ranking is rarefied air as this is the first time the Blazers have been ranked in the top 10 of the polls since ...

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Scorers galore: Blazers post season-high versus Choctaws

Posting a season-high of 63 points and 614 yards, the No. 13 VSU football team posted a 63-42 victory at Mississippi College Saturday evening.  VSU Sophomore Signal Caller Rogan Wells threw a career-high six touchdown passes in the game, giving him 19 on the season. The game saw a combined 1,129 yards of offense and 15 touchdowns. Along with the ...

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Preview: Blazers hoping to stop rushing attack against Choctaws

After a blistering 4-0 start to the season, the VSU Blazers are looking to the west. Saturday, Sept. 29, the Blazers will embark on their longest road-trip of the season, an eight-hour jaunt to face the Choctaws of Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi. The Choctaws are 2-1 (with one cancelled game), winning their first two games but losing their conference ...

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Blazers ascending in the AFCA Coaches Poll

With great power comes great responsibility, and the Blazers will have a lot of responsibility with their new ranking in the AFCA Coaches poll. Saturday evening, Valdosta State entered their matchup No. 16 in the poll. After crushing Shorter 52-0 and improving to a convincing 4-0 on the season, they moved up three spots to No. 13. The news was ...

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Blazers run away, yet again

1,066 days. That’s how long it has been since the Shorter University Hawks have scored against the Valdosta State Blazers. That opportunity will have to wait, once again. A season ago, the Blazers traveled to Shorter, dismantling them 52-0. Saturday’s game was like déjà vu. The Blazers ran up the score behind their rushing attack against the Hawks, pitching a ...

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Preview: Blazers eyeing fourth straight victory

The VSU Blazers have feasted on their first three opponents, but this week’s game looks more like an appetizer. After an upset win over West Alabama last week, the Blazers find themselves in great position for another early Gulf South Conference victory, facing the troubled Shorter University Hawks. Last season, the Blazers shut out the Hawks 52-0 on Nov. 11. ...

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Column: Blazers Building Momentum

The Blazers have been rolling to begin their season, slamming their competition in Albany State and Fort Valley State. The fire-power offense that the Blazers possess is something that they did not have last season when they went 5-4. It appears that they have found stability at the quarterback position with Redshirt Sophomore, Rogan Wells. Wells led the team in ...

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