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Monday, July 28, 2014

Devils trap Troopers in 2-3A opener

BLOG: WATER VALLEY— The Water Valley Blue Devils got their Region 2-3A schedule started right Friday night with a lopsided 45-0 victory over the visiting Mooreville Troopers at Bobby Clark Field.

Cole Camp, starting at quarterback in place of E.J. Bounds, opened the evening’s scoring with a 2-yard keeper at the 7:35 mark of the first quarter.

One play after K.J. Lee completed a 37-yard pass to tight end Alden BurnsBrandon Bounds broke free for a 33-yard touchdown to put WVHS (6-1 overall, 1-0 Region 2-3A) ahead 14-0.

Lee put Water Valley ahead 21-0 by racing 32 yards up the middle of the field untouched on a quarterback keeper with 5:40 remaining in the first half.

After Mooreville muffed the ensuing kickoff, Water Valley recovered the ball and seven plays later WVHS kicker Alex Robles converted a 31-yard field goal attempt that hit the cross bar and skilled through the uprights.

With time expriring in the first half, Mooreville had a 51-yard field goal attempt blocked by Water Valley lineman Justin McCammon. After hesitating for a second, Lee scooped up the loose ball and made his way 75 yards down the Water Valley sideline behind a wall of defenders to the end zone. Lee’s return put the Devils ahead of Mooreville 31-0.

In the third quarter, Jonathan Kent completed a 39-yard touchdown pass to L.J. Hawkins, and Jarard Williams scored on a 31-yard run to cap the Blue Devils’ scoring.

Robles converted all six extra-point attempts.

The victory wasn’t without a cost, unfortunately.

Camp, a junior do-it-all that plays receiver, cornerback, quarterback and punter, broke his right leg around the shin area while returning a punt early in the first quarter and was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford for treatment.

Water Valley returns to action Friday with a home meeting against South Pontotoc.

For a complete writeup of Friday’s game checkout Monday’s print edition of the Oxford EAGLE. (September 29, 2012)

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