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What’s Your Take: How VSU became the best in the nation

The Valdosta State Blazers are now national champions and the kings of Division II football after Head Coach Kerwin Bell’s third season. This football program seemed to have transformed into a powerhouse overnight following a floundering 5-4 finish in 2017, and to their credit, they kind of did. At the end 2017, Bell knew a few things: Rogan Wells was ...

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Five takeaways from a historic Blazers season

The Blazers cemented their legacy as possibly the greatest VSU football team in school history after capturing the NCAA Division II National Championship Saturday. But their work isn’t over. This is chapter one of the new dynasty that has taken over Titletown. Here’s five things we learned this year: Don’t Disrespect The Blazers We all remember when the Blazers weren’t ...

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Notebook: Blazers top performances of championship run

Kerwin Bell’s Blazers set fire to the football field this season. Going undefeated for the first time in program history –they torched teams on both sides of the ball during this national championship run. It’s hard to say that one performance holds more weight than another when a team goes undefeated but these were the games that made the Blazers season ...

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Flying under the radar: Black Swarm has one more test

There is an old adage that states “The best defense is a good offense” but in VSU’s case, they have both. The Blazers offense has ascended to ranks that few teams ever achieve. They average 52.2 points per game through 13 games which makes them the highest scoring offense in the nation. They broke the record for highest scoring team ...

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Defense, special teams lift Blazers over Falcons

Book the tickets to Texas. Valdosta State defeated Notre Dame of Ohio in the Division II playoffs semifinal 30-24 to advance to the national championship. In the most grueling offensive game yet the Blazers found a way to rise once again. The Falcons forced the Blazers to tally a season low 329-yards of total offense as the Blazers were disrupted ...

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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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What’s Your Take: The ‘Bama of Division II

Midway through the season I predicted that the 5-0 Blazers would run the table and finish the regular season undefeated. I was right, but if you watched the team, you’d know that my Running the Table column was just stating the foreseeable future. Now Valdosta State is preparing to light up the scoreboard again when they face Notre Dame of Ohio ...

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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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Thompkins, Blazers Smash the Rams

The Blazers tamed the Golden Rams after trampling them 45-14 on Saturday night. It was the first game of the new season and the Blazers came out with some explosion. “For two years, we had to increase our team speed, especially at the running back position and some of our skill guys on offense,” Head Coach Kerwin Bell said. “We’ve ...

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