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Week off helps Blazers get refocused

Edward Hooper Sports Writer ephooper@valdosta.edu For the first time since 2004, the Valdosta State Blazers head into their second game of the season with an 0-1 record as they host Southern Arkansas (0-1 overall, 0-1 GSC) on Saturday night at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.  With the game on Saturday night, the Blazers kick off their quest for their first Gulf South Conference ...

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The Blazers loss forces Dean to reevaluate the rest of the season

Michael Wilson Sports Editor mhwilson@valdosta.edu The season did not start the way it was supposed to, or at least I’m sure that is how Coach David Dean and his players feel. Newberry probably has a slightly different opinion on it.  The fact is that this is Dean’s first home opening loss, and more importantly it is his first loss to ...

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Blazers give new meaning to running by committee

 Edward Hooper Sports Writer ephooper@valdosta.edu  On most football teams across America, offenses generally use only one or two main running backs. This is not the case for the Valdosta State Blazers.  In their season opening loss to Newberry College, the Blazers featured four running backs, David Arnold, Ronnye Nelson, Derrick Harris and Michael Brown. The four combined to rush for ...

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Accomplishments abound for decorated reciever despite loss

Edward Hooper Sports Writer ephooper@valdosta.edu Although the Valdosta State Blazers lost on Saturday night to Newberry College, some history was made at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium that was positive.  Senior wide receiver Cedric Jones moved up in the VSU record books on Saturday night with his four catches and his one touchdown reception. The four catches moved Jones into third on VSU’s ...

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