A trio of Valparaiso University football players were recognized for their accomplishments both in the classroom and in competition as the Pioneer Football League released its all-academic teams on Wednesday.
A strong first half wasn’t enough for the Valparaiso University football team on Saturday afternoon in DeLand, Fla. as host Stetson rounded out its turnaround season by scoring 21 unanswered points to start the third quarter in an eventual 45-31 victory. This marked the final game of the season and the last day of the careers of a memorable group of Valpo seniors.
Chris Duncan, Jamari Booker, Bailey Gessinger and the offensive line were among the players highlighted in this edition of Valpo Football Weekly as Dave Cecchini & Todd Ickow recap a win over Jacksonville & preview the season finale at Stetson.
It’s one day, one game and one more time for the Valparaiso University football team. The season ends after Saturday’s visit to Stetson, which represents the last time this group will be together and the final time a number of Valpo players will ever play competitive football. It’s not about what this one means in the standings or in the record book, but instead about what this means to these players as they attempt to add one more victory to the foundation, tradition and legacy that they will leave behind.
The seniors on the Valparaiso University football team made sure their final home game will elicit positive memories for years to come with Saturday’s 48-30 Senior Day victory over Jacksonville at Brown Field. The contributions from members of the senior class were numerous on a day where Valpo led from start to finish in a game that was never in doubt.