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Blazers ready to bounce back

September 21, 2005

Valdosta - One of the oldest cliches in sports is that all streaks must come to an end.

 Valdosta State though was not expecting the longest winning streak in Division II football to come to an end last Saturday night in Searcy, Arkansas.

Saturday night's loss at Harding ended another long winning streak for the Blazers.

Valdosta State had won 23 straight road games against Gulf South Conference opponents.

The good news is that the Blazers is there is still plenty of football to be played, meaning they can still achieve their goals of winning a conference and second straight national championship.

The bad news is that VSU has no margin of error for the rest of the season and the season continues with a home game against a very good Central Arkansas team Saturday night at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.

Valdosta State head coach Chris Hatcher "So, we have got alot of obstacles to overcome. Now teams in the past have been able to overcome them. We will wait and see if this team has got that in them and overcome all the adversity they face and have a great season."

Saturday night's game is likely the last between these two teams. Central Arkansas is planning to move to divison one next summer and join the Southland Conference.

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