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Blazers unveil 2005 football schedule

March 17, 2005

Valdosta - The 2004 Division II national champion Valdosta State Blazers will begin defense of that title on the road at Fort Valley State on August 27th.

The game resumes the rivalry between these two D-II powerhouses that was interrupted for two years when Fort Valley State wanted to a schedule a non-conference game with team from the CIAA.

After the road opener at Fort Valley State, Valdosta State will face SIAC champion Albany State, the only team to beat the D-II national champs last year.

The game will be a rematch of the D-II South region final that the Blazers won by scoring 38 unanswered points in the second half for a 38-24 victory over the previously unbeaten and second ranked Golden Rams.

Valdosta State fans will get to see a lot more of their national champions since the Albany State game is the first of six home games at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.

The Blazers open Gulf South Conference play the following week against Ouachita Baptist and will also host conference rivals Central Arkansas, Henderson State, North Alabama and West Georgia in the Peach Basket Classic on November 5th.

Homecoming will be October 8th against the Reddies of Henderson State.

The Blazers will face several tough rough road games including an October 1st showdown at Delta State.

2005 Valdosta St. Football Schedule
Date Opponent Time
August 27 at Ft. Valley St. 6pm
September 3 Albany St. 7pm
September 10 Ouachita Baptist* 7pm
September 17 at Harding* 7pm
September 24 Central Arkansas* 7pm
October 1 at Delta St.* 7pm
October 8 Henderson St.* + 1pm
October 15 at West Alabama* TBA
October 22 North Alabama* 1pm
October 29 at Southern Arkansas* 3pm
November 5 West Georgia* 1pm
*Gulf South Conference games
+ Homecoming

posted by roberth@walb.com

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