Thomasville Times Enterprise

Local Sports

December 11, 2012

VSU secondary ready for big test

VALDOSTA — When the Valdosta State Blazers went through a 23-day long break in game action last month, they got back to the basics in nearly every facet of the game, including in the secondary.

The Blazers got back to what they were taught throughout training camp.

“It wasn’t so much, ‘Lets put in something new,’ it was, ‘Lets get back to the coverages we put in during camp,’” senior cornerback Matt Pierce said. “We wanted to work those and make sure everyone knew their specific job and what to do.”

Since that break in action, the Blazers have faced three primarily run-based teams, including the triple-option attack of Carson-Newman, in the Division II playoffs.

But now, as the Blazers are just days away from their fourth-ever appearance in the Division II National Championship Game, the Blazers secondary is preparing for the passing attack of the Winston-Salem State Rams.

Despite entering Saturday’s game allowing a little more than 187 yards passing per game, the Blazers have been challenged in the secondary this season.

Playing a schedule that featured a heavy dose of run-first teams, Valdosta State allowed at least 300 yards passing in three games this season.

“Basically, we’ve just got to read our keys,” safety Lance Holder said. “We’ve got linebackers and a D-line that are going to handle the run; it is just us to worry about the pass.”

For full details, see Wednesday's edition of the Times-Enterprise.

1
Text Only
Local Sports
Business Marquee
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
SKorea Ferry Toll Hits 156, Search Gets Tougher Video Shows Possible Syrian Gas Attack Cubs Superfans Celebrate Wrigley's 100th Raw: Cattle Truck Overturns in Texas Admirers Flock to Dole During Kansas Homecoming Raw: Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala and Peru Alibaba IPO Could Be Largest Ever for Tech Firm FBI Joining Probe of Suburban NY 'Swatting' Call U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Poll

Do you believe President Obama's congressional opposition is fueled by racism?

Yes
No
     View Results
Smoky Day in Thomasville
CHS AC Work
Project IMPACT 2011
SCBC Harry Potter Themed Blood Drive
TOSAC Rehearses "High School Musical"