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Blazers aim for spot in semifinals against Lenoir-Rhyne

The VSU football team didn’t know if they’d get another game at home in the playoffs following the first round of the NCAA Division II Football Playoffs. However, an upset in their bracket has gifted the No. 3-seed Blazers (12-1) an opportunity to punch their ticket to the semifinals Saturday at home against the No. 4-seed Lenoir-Rhyne Bears (12-1). “I ...

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Blazers put away feisty Saints to advance to second round

When the Blazers needed a stop, Nick Jackson answered the call. The graduate defensive back shut down the Limestone Saints’ bid for an improbable comeback by picking off quarterback Dustin Noller, potentially saving the season in the process. The play came just as the Saints were looking to cut the lead to seven after trailing 38-7 early in the third ...

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Blazers top Wolves in final battle for the Peach Basket

At one time, West Georgia Head Coach David Dean wanted to help Valdosta State win conference championships. On Saturday night, he unintentionally did that once more for the Blazers as Valdosta State obliterated West Georgia 58-28 in their final scheduled edition of the Red Clay Rivalry. The Blazers (10-1) notched their 30th all-time win over West Georgia (6-4) and sent ...

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VSU looks to win back Peach Basket in final bout with West Georgia

Saturday’s Battle for the Peach Basket will be unlike any other in the series. That’s because it will be the last such matchup between the No. 17 Blazers (9-1, 6-1 Gulf South Conference) and the West Georgia Wolves (6-3, 5-2 GSC). In what has become an increasing trend across college athletics, conference realignment will bring an end to the fierce ...

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Defensive grudge match awaits as Blazers travel to West Alabama

The race for the playoffs has heated up in Valdosta as the Blazers enter the final stretch of the regular season. In the latest NCAA Super Region 2 rankings, VSU clocked in at No. 3 in between Gulf South Conference foes Delta State and West Florida. The Blazers (8-1, 5-1 GSC) will be looking to protect that spot as they ...

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Blazers stun West Florida with late game heroics from Sammy Edwards

The legend of Sammy Edwards continues to grow. The junior quarterback led a clutch drive late in the fourth quarter finding sophomore wide receiver Ted Hurst for a 28-yard touchdown pass in the final minute. After West Florida’s Griffin Cerra’s 51-yard field goal attempt sailed wide right at the buzzer, the Blazers (8-1, 5-1 Gulf South Conference) escaped Pensacola, Florida, ...

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VSU, West Florida clash with GSC title hopes on the line

West Florida has had VSU’s number as of late. The Argonauts have won three straight in the series dating back to a stunning 38-35 upset over the Blazers in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Division II playoffs. The No. 24 Blazers (7-1, 4-1 Gulf South Conference) will be looking to reverse that trend on Saturday when they face ...

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Blazers down Hawks on Homecoming

The Blazers (7-1, 4-1 Gulf South Conference) rode a big game from junior quarterback Sammy Edwards to a 42-14 win over the Shorter Hawks (3-5, 1-4 GSC) on Homecoming. Edwards finished the game going 30 of 45 for 279 yards for three passing touchdowns while adding 60 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Head coach Tremaine Jackson praised Edwards ...

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Jackson, Blazers looking for redemption in Homecoming game against Shorter

Head coach Tremaine Jackson knows just how important Homecoming is. “Homecoming is about the game,” Jackson said. “I don’t care what festivities are going on. If you got a football team, Homecoming is about the football game.” The Blazers (6-1, 3-1 Gulf South Conference) host the Shorter Hawks (3-4, 1-3 GSC) for Homecoming as they try to reverse their fortunes ...

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