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Valdosta State football ready to move forward

Posted at 11:35 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 23:35:29-05

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — While they may not be hitting the field this fall or even this spring, the Valdosta State football team made the most of their fall scrimmage last weekend bringing back a little bit of normalcy to this program.

Families and fans caught a glimpse of the Blazers in action for the first time since 2019.

They donned some new uniforms and even brought the band along to make it feel like a real game day.

"A big thing is an adversity," said Nick Moss, a Valdosta State linebacker. "Every single school in the nation faced adversity this year and we were one of those schools that didn't get to play. I felt like the energy was really high over the fall. You saw us continuously get better, it gave the freshmen chances to get reps and a lot of experience."

"Again, here's why I'm so proud of the fellas," said Gary Goff, the head football coach at Valdosta State. "You're going to practice for 15 practices and it's just practice. You're doing the drill, you're going a little bit ok, one on ones and having a team period. It almost like pulling teeth when you do about 15 of those. So having them excited about the family coming to watch them and putting on the new uniforms. This was very important to them."

Both coaches and players agree that despite the fact this game won't go down in the record books, it was important for what this program is building moving forward.