The weather may have been near freezing, but the Water Valley Blue Devils offense was red hot as they dominated the Independence Wildcats 60-20 Friday night.
It was senior night for the Water Valley (9-1 overall; 3-1) as they honored the 16 seniors in a pre-game ceremony at Bobby Clark Field.
“It was good. Get to enjoy yourselves and the kids had a good time. Everybody got to touch the ball. Just a fun time,” Water Valley head coach Brad Embry said of the win.
Blue Devils quarterback, senior E.J. Bounds, made sure his last regular season game at home would be memorable as he had four touchdowns (3 passing, 1 rushing) for the night.
Fellow senior wide receivers T.T. Person and Trey Alexander had good performances as well. Alexander finished the night with 82 yards and a touchdown on three receptions.
Person may have seemed he was snake bit a little as he scored three times but only had one actually count. Two Blue Devil holding calls on two separate drives brought back what would have been rushing scores for Person. The third time proved to be the charm. Following the second nullified touchdown, Bounds made sure Person would score on senior night as he caught a 33-yard pass down the middle of the field.
The Water Valley defense did itsjob as they kept Independence in check, holding the Wildcats to just six points for most of the game. Independence scored on their second drive of the game but would not cross into Blue Devil territory until late in the third quarter.
“(Independence) had a few little wrinkles that we had to figure out. Coach Roberts did a great job with his defensive staff of correcting a few things and getting in the right looks that we wanted to be in versus their personnel. They did a good job,” Embry said.
Water Valley travels to Marks as they take on Palmer High School to end their regular season Friday night.
Look for more in Monday’s edition of The Oxford Eagle. (October 26, 2013)