CLEVELAND — The Delta State football team didn’t play a game Thursday night. But they did earn a share of the Gulf South Conference title.
West Alabama’s 24-21 victory over No. 7 Valdosta State gives the Statesmen (7-3, 6-2 GSC) a share of its fifth GSC title and coach Ron Roberts’ third in four years.
“It’s a great feeling to get a piece of this thing,” said Roberts. “We play in one of the toughest leagues in the country and to say you’re a champion is a huge accomplishment in the GSC.”
DSU is currently tied with Valdosta, North Alabama and Henderson State for the league crown. North Alabama will close out their regular season slate with at Harding, while Henderson State will face off with West Georgia. Valdosta has now concluded its conference schedule.
DSU will close out their regular season Saturday at Lambuth, which will kickoff at 1 p.m. at Trinity Christian Academy.
A win Saturday will guarantee the Statesmen a spot in the NCAA Division II playoffs. The NCAA will announce the field on its selection show Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN News.