‘We missed everything last year’: Summer camps for high schoolers mark return to normalcy for Blazers football

Published: Jun. 23, 2021 at 10:18 AM EDT
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VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) - As things get back to normal, the college prospects of the future get back to camp, eager to show off their prospective college coaches, including in Winnersville, where Valdosta State hosted teams from the south and even one from Canada.

The COVID-19 pandemic affected college and high school football programs across the country. Not least of which, Division II programs like VSU.

“I don’t know if us coaches have words to describe it right now,” Blazer head football coach Gary Goff said. “We’re so thankful that the world is getting back to some normalcy. It’s getting closer and closer to football season for us. You know, we missed everything last year, we practiced for a total of 30 days last year, didn’t get to play any games. So, as we are getting through these camps, it’s getting us coaches that much more amped up that we are about to have a season upon us. Very exciting.”

Goff says after a year of no games, he knows not only is his team chomping at the bit, but the Blazer standard doesn’t change.

“Expectations are high, which they’re going to be here,” he said. “We don’t shy away from that, we know exactly how we want to end the season, we know exactly where we want to be.”

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