BLOG: Aided by a quick 21-0 lead, the Water Valley Blue Devils maintained possession of the Railroad Rivalry Trophy with a convincing 49-13 victory at Coffeeville Friday night.
Junior quarterback E.J. Bounds once again led Water Valley’s offensive attack, scoring on two 1-yard runs and an 8-yard dash. He also completed a 26-yard touchdown pass down the Coffeeville sideline to L.J. Hawkins.
K.J. Lee, Brandon Bounds and Jonanthan Kent also factored into the scoring with touchdown runs of 11, 1 and 8 yards respectively.
In addition to finding the end zone, Lee was consistently around the ball on defense and pulled in Water Valley’s lone interception midway through the third quarter.
“K.J kind of went unknown last year,” WVHS defensive coordinator Richard Russo said. “He was the team’s fifth-leading tackler last year as a sophomore corner. That doesn’t happen very often. He’s just a very physical form tackler as a corner and I’m very proud of K.J.”
Next up for Water Valley (2-0 overall) is a game with regional rival Calhoun City.
For a complete writeup of Friday’s game, pick up a print edition of Monday’s Oxford EAGLE. (August 25, 2012)