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
Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism
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"