March 26, 2003
Valdosta State will wrap up spring drills Thursday night with their annual spring game at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.
There has been plenty of work for head coach Chris Hatcher and his Blazers to get done just three months after playing in the Division II national championship game.
One area the Blazers will have to re-load if they want to make it back to Florence (Alabama) is on the defensive line.
And Hatcher says so far that project is right on schedule thanks to the play of five year mid-year transfers including former Georgia Tech defensive end Hobie Holiday and junior college signee Terel Toomer who played his high school football at Worth County.
Hatcher says if the newcomers continue in the fall what they have shown this spring, then the Black Swarm defense will be in very good shape.
Coach Hatcher said " "We lost alot of defensive lineman last season so we really had to bring some recruits in and those guys have got to step up and so far they have done that for us."
The Valdosta State spring football game is at seven o'clock Thursday night. Students will play a flag football game in the first and fourth quarters with the Blazers playing tackle football in the second and third quarters.