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Spring football is in the air

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Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor Four months after heartbreak, VSU Football is springing into the swing of things. Head Coach Kerwin Bell looked poised to take the Blazers on a deep playoff run in his first season as head coach. The Blazers won seven of their last eight games in the regular season before losing in the first ...

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National Signing Day: VSU signs 31 new players

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Written by Kyle Dawson, Sports Editor VSU Football hasn’t been past the second round of the playoffs since 2014 including a loss last fall to the University of North Carolina Pembroke in the first round of the playoffs. Yesterday, VSU added 31 newcomers to the team on National Signing Day in hopes of getting over the hump in 2017. The ...

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VSU football’s season ends after 24-21 loss to UNC-Pembroke

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Written by Kyle Dawson, Sports Editor VSU will be kicking themselves after a three point loss in the first round of the playoffs against the University of North Carolina Pembroke that saw 11 turnovers. The Blazers couldn’t overcome their six turnovers in the game, which included four interceptions from quarterback Adam Robles and two fumbles from return specialist Gary Simon. ...

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Blazers Shutout Shorter 44-0

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Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writter En route to the playoffs, the Blazers rout Shorter 44-0 and lockup the No. 2 seed in the GSC. The game was marked as military appreciation and senior night for VSU. The Blazers honored military personnel with special camouflage helmets and multiple tributes throughout the game. The Blazers honored senior football players with a ...

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Blazers looking to take homecoming momentum on the road

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Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer Homecoming turned out to be a “no mas” win, and the Blazers hope to turn “no mas” into a theme for the rest of the season. “No mas” has been a saying that the Blazers have adopted since the West Georgia game. The saying is derived from the Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Roberto Duran ...

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Make that five: Blazers special teams sparks homecoming win

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Written by Gabe Burns, Editor-in-Chief One week after a sloppy 16-7 opening day win over Albany State, the Blazers traveled to Florence, Alabama, and were smashed and gashed 44-19 by a powerhouse North Alabama team. Since that letdown, VSU has not only won five straight; it’s established an identity: spread opposing defenses and play opportunistic defense itself. Timeliness is everything ...

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Football looks to improve to 5-1 against Miss. College

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  Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer Despite snatching the Peach Basket away from West Georgia, head coach Kerwin Bell said VSU football still has room to improve ahead of the matchup against Mississippi College. Roland Rivers got the start against UWG after another week of competing with Adam Robles in practice. Rivers had complete control of the game until ...

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VSU silences West Georgia at 38-27

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Written  by Kyle Dawson, Sports Editor VSU football silenced the West Georgia Wolves as they won 38-27 to reclaim the Peach Basket after UWG threw four interceptions. Coach Bell said he didn’t realize how intense VSU’s rivalry was with the Wolves. “It was intense from the time we walked out here in warm ups,” Bell said. “I didn’t know it ...

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VSU demolishes Kentucky State in a 48-10

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Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer Head coach Kerwin Bell used two quarterbacks to set a school passing record as VSU beat Kentucky State in the inaugural Okefenokee Classic, by a score of 48-10 on Saturday, Oct. 1. The Blazer offense made short work of Kentucky State’s defense as they picked up 639 total yards on offense. The offense set a ...

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Football wins sloppy game over West Florida 40-28.

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Written by Kyle Dawson, Sports Editor  Head coach Kerwin Bell decided to start Roland Rivers at quarterback against West Florida, but he quickly brought in Adam Robles after about three minutes. VSU won the game 40-28, but there is still no clear starter at the position for VSU. “I thought he had a better week of practice,” Bell said. “Roland’s just got ...

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