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Two former Trojans take the field in Division II national title game

Featured Jameon Gaskin (left) and Javiontae Martin (right) Photo courtesy of Valdosta State University Jameon Gaskin (left) and Javiontae Martin (right)

Two former Trojans will play for a national championship tonight in McKinney, Texas, when the Valdosta State Blazers face off against the Ferris State Bulldogs. The game is a rematch of the 2018 national championship contest, which VSU won.


Javiontae Martin and Jameon Gaskin, who were teammates at Coffee High, are both juniors at VSU and look to win their second national title with the Blazers. Both were freshman on the 2018 national champion team.


Martin is a 6’4”, 215-pound defensive lineman who has 42 tackles, 5.5 tackles for a loss, and one sack this season.


Gaskin, a 5’10”, 215-pound linebacker and the 2018 Gulf South Conference Defensive Freshman of the Year, has 78 tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and one interception this year. His pick came in the semifinals against the Colorado School of Mines, which the Blazers defeated 34-31 in Valdosta.


Kickoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. ESPNU will broadcast the game live.

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