KISS – FM wishes the best of luck to one of our two HBCU’s here in Central Virginia as the Trojans of Virginia State University will compete for the CIAA Football Championship this Saturday at Bowman-Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the home of Va. State’s opponent, the three-time defending CIAA Champion Rams of Winston-Salem State University. VSU enters the game at 9 – 1, the only loss to Benedict College in the Whitney Young Classic back in September at MetLife Stadium in New York, and the Trojans haven’t looked back since, winning 8 straight to win the CIAA North Division title.
Head Coach Latrell Scott has done a magnificent job both on the field and off, changing the entire football culture on the Hill, and turning the Trojans program into a national spotlight among the NCAA Division II elite teams, which includes Winston-Salem, who since moving back to the CIAA from Division 1, have owned the conference. Coach Scott and his staff believe it is time for a change, and we proudly support the Men of Troy in this Saturday’s Championship game. Va. State had five players selected to the All-CIAA Team for 2013, including the Trojans new All-Time rushing leader Jordan Anderson, who ran for over 1.100 yards in the regular season.
Anderson, along with QB Justin Thorpe both followed Coach Scott and his staff to VSU from James Madison University, where Scott had been an assistant coach with the Dukes after his brief stint as Head Coach at the University of Richmond. What he has accomplished at VSU is nothing short of brilliant considering the Trojans program had been out of the CIAA mix since the 90’s, when CIAA Hall Of Fame Coach Lou Anderson led State to their last CIAA title. The VSU Women’s Volleyball team is also in Winston-Salem competing for the CIAA crown as well.