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October 28, 2012

Local sports briefs

VALDOSTA — Blazers fail to claim share of GSC title

VALDOSTA — Despite not playing Saturday night, the Valdosta State football team was hoping to be able to celebrate more than Thursday’s win.

The Blazers (7-2) were hoping to celebrate a share of the Gulf South Conference championship.

Instead, the Blazers still trail West Alabama and need help. VSU would have clinched a share of the conference championship if West Alabama would have been upset by rival Delta State. Instead, the Tigers routed the Statesmen 37-7 in Cleveland, Miss. to remain undefeated in conference play.

Valdosta State can still clinch a share of the GSC title if West Alabama losses to North Alabama in two weeks.

The Blazers host Texas A&M-Kingsville Thursday night in their regular season finale.

Parrish, Herring to play in Rising Senior Game

QUITMAN — Brooks County football players Malkom Parrish and Derric Herring, current juniors for the Trojans, have been selected to compete in the AT&T Rising Senior Game on Dec. 31 in Atlanta.

Parrish and Herring are two of the top players on the Trojans football team, which clinched the Region 1-AA championship Friday night with a 35-21 win over rival Cook.

Brooks County (9-0) returns to action Nov. 9 at Berrien.

Viking Runners Club runs in St. John’s 5K

VALDOSTA — The Viking Runners Club, a county-wide feeder club to the Lowndes High School Cross Country team, ran in St. John's 5K in Valdosta Saturday morning.

Daniel Swilley,14, finished first in age with a time of 20:13; Steven Gross,15, placed fourth in age with a time of 20:20.

  Kelsey Morse,10, came in first overall in the girls’ division with a time of 21:23.

Assistant coach Jerred Morse finished first in age with a time of 22:03 and head coach Melissa placed first in age with a time of 22:23.

Eryn Wilkey,10, finished first in age with a time of 23:04, Destiny Roe, 12, placed first in age with a time of 23:15, 

 Behind Destiny was Makenzee Page,13, placing second in age; Katelin Stecz,13, finished in third; Kamyrn Clayton,13, and Robert Montague,15, both placed fourth in age.

Other Runners from the Viking Runners Club were Savanah Stacks,14, and Shana Morgan,14.

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