The Valdosta State Blazers are 6-0 to start the 2019 season.
Photo: Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire
Photo: Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire

Valdosta State scores 21st-straight win 

Top-ranked Valdosta State won its Division II-leading 21st-straight victory Saturday with a 34-13 victory of Delta State in Cleveland, Miss. 

Valdosta State’s offense put up 580 total yards behind junior quarterback Rogan Wells, who completed 16-of-24 passes for 224 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception.

The Blazers rushed for 358 yards against the Gulf South Conference’s top rushing defense. Wells also led the team’s rushing attack with nine carries for 104 yards and a score.

Sophomore Seth McGill had a game-high 14 carries for 103 yards, while sophomore running back Jamar Thompkins had 13 carries for 84 yards and a score. Junior wide receiver Brian Saunds had four catches for 82 yards and a score, while sophomore David White tallied three catches for 69 yards and a touchdown. 

Defensively, Valdosta State was led by junior Mondrell Jefferson with a team-high 10 solo tackles, one tackle for loss and one forced fumble. Junior Stephon Williams added seven tackles and a tackle for loss with one forced fumble. 

The team’s 300th win in program history improved the Blazers to 6-0 for the seventh time in school history. It kept Valdosta State atop the Gulf South Conference (4-0). Delta State fell to 3-3 on the year and 2-2 in conference play. Valdosta State moved to 18-20-1 all-time against the Statesmen.

The Blazers face Florida Tech next on Oct. 19 at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.

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