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VSU football team set to hold scrimmage

The Valdosta State football team is prepping for what will be a one-of-a-kind scrimmage game at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium on Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. The scrimmage will be unlike any other in recent memory as VSU, along with the rest of the country, continues to deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  Normally, VSU’s football team would be heading into the ...

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Top quarterback recruit at VHS ruled ineligible to play by GHSA

Valdosta High School quarterback and the No. 18-ranked recruit in the 2021 ESPN 300, Jake Garcia, was officially ruled ineligible to play in the state of Georgia by the Georgia High School Association on Sept. 29. Garcia, a senior, transferred from Narbonne High School in California to play at VHS for his final season after it was announced that high ...

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Blazers name Goff as new head coach

Valdosta State Athletics has announced Gary Goff as the new head coach of VSU Football after reports of Goff’s hiring circulated on Thursday afternoon. Goff is a VSU alum who helped carry the team to a 1996 Gulf South Conference championship and the No. 1 ranking in the nation during the 1996 regular season. He has been the coach of ...

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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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