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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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Photos: Weekend at the Baze

Bazemore-Hyder Stadium found itself at the epicenter of two huge matchups in the span of 24 hours on Oct. 6-7. First, on Oct. 6, the Lowndes County Vikings and Valdosta Wildcats squared off for the Winnersville Classic, one of the most notable rivalries in high school football nationwide. Then, on the following afternoon, the Blazers took on the Delta State ...

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Run? Pass? Yes! Blazers face unique test against Choctaws

The Blazers (5-1, 2-1 Gulf South Conference) will have their hands full on Saturday when they travel to Clinton, Mississippi, to face the Mississippi College Choctaws (2-3, 1-2 GSC). The Choctaws, known in recent years to run the triple option offense, has been a mixed bag in 2023. In addition to their use of option runs, the Choctaws have also ...

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Austin’s Angles: Has NIL become too much of a good thing?

Name, image and likeness, or what is more commonly known as NIL, has swept the sports world in the past couple of years. Since its introduction at the college level in 2021, we’ve seen a revolution in college athletics that’s allowed student-athletes to make serious money while playing sports. Though NIL has been beneficial to many athletes who might not ...

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Wildcats sink Vikings in Winnersville Classic

Valdosta High comes back to defeat their region and cross-town rival, Lowndes High to win this year’s edition of the Winnersville Classic. In another instant classic showdown between these two region foes, The Wildcats 5-2 (1-0) took a 37-27 victory from the Vikings 3-3 (0-1), in their region opener. With a rivalry name like “the Winnersville Classic”, everyone in Lowndes ...

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Turnovers doom Blazers in 49-25 loss to Delta State

VSU’s undefeated season is no more. The No. 19 Blazers (5-1, 2-1 Gulf South Conference) couldn’t overcome a turnover-plagued day by the offense, falling to the No. 8 Delta State Statesmen (6-0, 4-0 GSC) 49-25 Saturday afternoon. An emotional Tremaine Jackson, head coach of the Blazers, still has high hopes for the season despite the loss. “We’re not going to ...

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Unbeatens collide as Blazers take on Statesmen

The No. 19 Blazers (5-0, 2-0 Gulf South Conference) will be facing their biggest test of the season to date when they face off against the No. 8 Delta State Statesmen (5-0, 3-0 GSC) Saturday at 2 p.m. In addition to being a top 20 matchup, Delta State and VSU are the last two undefeated teams in the GSC. Head ...

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Lowndes and Valdosta renew Winnersville Classic

The Winnersville Classic is renewed once again as the venue has shifted from Martin Stadium back to Bazemore-Hyder Stadium as Lowndes High  and Valdosta High clash. Lowndes High and Valdosta High open up region play as the Class-7A giants square off for the annual battle of bragging rights. The Vikings come into the game at 3-2 while the Wildcats enter ...

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VSU wins wild shootout over Chowan, 51-36

The No. 22 Blazers found themselves in a high-scoring affair in their first-ever meeting against the Chowan Hawks Saturday. However, the Blazers (5-0, 2-0 Gulf South Conference) pulled away in the fourth quarter to down the Hawks (0-5, 0-3 GSC), 51-36. With the win, VSU has now matched their win total from 2022. The Blazers also rose in the American ...

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