As if a handful of high school football teams in the state finals wasn't enough for this area to celebrate. The Valdosta State Blazers will represent the college ranks in the Division-2 National Championship game.
Of course, we must always remind ourselves, that these are student-athletes. Which means school comes first.
For a couple of Blazers, their greatest triumph in their college days was accomplished this morning.
That's when a couple of a seniors who missed out on the standard graduation was presented their diplomas with family, friends, coaching staff, and VSU administration present.
"I feel like we got a little extra attention I guess... It feels really good to be able to stand by my wide... to stand by two of my teammates, it felt very good," says senior tight end Zach Parker.