March 26, 2003
For a defense that lost so many lineman, Valdosta State's Black Swarm defense looks like it will not miss a beat this fall.
The Black and White squads combined for eight quarterback sacks in the Black squads 14-7 win over the White in Thursday night's scrimmage that marked the end of spring practice.
Quarterback Buster Faulkner led the the Black offense on a 64 yard touchdown drive in his opening possession. The Black squad's first points came on a 19-yard pass from Faulkner to Tyrone Jordan.
Dorian Gilliam scored the other touchdown for the Black team on a two year run.
Former Lowndes running back Darrin Richardson had a good showing with 41 yards on five carries and he scored the only points for the White.
Valdosta State will return to the practice field in August and the three time defending Gulf South Conference champions and D-II runners-up will open the 2003 season against Albany State on August 30th at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.