April 17, 2008
Valdosta - Valdosta State got one more chance to savor last year's Divsion II national championship.
The DII national champions heldi their annual football banquet Thursday night at the Rainwater Conference Center.
Besides passing out the various team awards, the Blazers got their coveted rings that they deserve after winning the school's second national championship in football.
For many seniors on this year's team it is their second ring since the Blazers first national title came during the freshman year.
Head coach David Dean says it has been a great winter and spring since the win over Northwest Missouri State in the championship game but after this night the time for celebrating will be over at Valdosta State.
David Dean said "This kind of officially closes the book on the 2007 season. we have got to get ready and gear up for 2008. The bullseye we have got on our chest just got a lot bigger."
Valdosta State opens defense of their national title on August 23rd against Fort Valley State.