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VSU defense stands tall

September 30, 2007

Valdosta -- The Valdosta State football team is known for its offense, and why not?

The Blazers have scored 169 points in four games this season, that's an average of over 42 a contest.

But the VSU defense has also been more than respectable this year.

Valdosta State allowed Albany State, Fort Valley, and Ouachita Baptist to score a total of six points.

Arkansas State found the endzone four times, but the season scoring average is still just barely over eight.

Five different players have interceptions.

Junior Sherard Reynolds from Colquitt County has two picks and five pass break-ups to go along with 28 tackles.

Valdosta State has not allowed a point in the fourth quarter this year, and head coach David Dean says that's a big advantage at the end of the game.

"You know when you're going into the 4th quarter, you have a good chance of winning the ballgame," Dean says, "especially if they can't score in the 4th quarter and you've taken a lead, you've got a shot to win that ballgame.  I'm very proud of our guys. That says a lot about our conditioning, and what we do."

Junior linebacker William Montford adds, "We take a lot of pride in it. We're always talking about trying to be the best defense that's ever come through Valdosta State. We work hard every day at practice, and just stay focused. We have some good coaches, who stay on us every day to work hard, and play hard, and we're having a lot of fun this season."

Valdosta State travels to Southern Arkansas next week at 2pm.

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