Bowie State qualifies for NCAA Super Region 2 title with 13-10 win over Newberry
WASHINGTON – The Bowie State football team (12-1) made school history by qualifying for the first time in the Division 2 quarter-finals. The Bulldogs defeated Newberry 13-10 on Saturday and will now travel to Georgia to face No.1 seed Valdosta State (10-1) for the Super Region 2 title game on December 4 in Valdosta, Ga at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. The time of the match is scheduled for 1 p.m. “We’re on that midnight train for Georgia,” defensive coordinator Antone ‘Sewell said.
Bowie State is on a roll after losing its first game of the season to Delaware State. The Bulldogs have won 12 straight games and have no plans to end their historic season anytime soon.
“I told my wife that we had to wait until January to go out [on vacation]Bulldogs head coach Damon Wilson said. “It’s important. Just having the opportunity to go this far in NCAA playoff history is great. “
The Bulldogs also won their third straight Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) football championship. It was the third straight season Bowie State beat Fayetteville State in the title game. The Bulldogs only become the fifth school in history to triple and the second school remaining to do so within the CIAA.
“These guys are playing very selflessly. The guys are making the sacrifice for the next player to make plays. It works for the greater good of the team,” Wilson said.
Bowie State is led by 24 seniors and 11 graduate students as they take on the seeded Valdosta State Blazers. “We are put to the test,” said coach Wilson, “We are ready for this.”
The Bulldogs will fly to Valdosta State on Thursday as they look to make more history.