Oxford and Water Valley were both able to secure trophies in rivalry games this past Friday night due to the play of its quarterbacks. Jack Abraham, a sophomore, led the Chargers to a 35-24 come-from-behind win over the Yellowjackets to claim the inaugural Little Egg Bowl trophy. (September 3, 2013, Page 6)
WATER VALLEY — The Blue Devils’ run with the Railroad Trophy stayed on track Friday night thanks to a 56-20 win against county rival Coffeeville at Bobby Clark Field. (September 2, 2013, Page 1B)
Water Valley football coach Brady Embry knew that if his Blue Devils were going to defeat New Albany last week, they had to play with great passion. That was accomplished to the tune of a 38-13 win and after watching the film, Embry saw most of what he wanted to. (August 29, 2013, Page 9)
NEW ALBANY — The conversation was simple enough. Two teammates, Water Valley running back Elijah Rogers and quarterback E.J. Bounds, talking strategy in the barbershop. (August 26, 2013, Page 2B)
Tough pre-regional schedules are the rule rather than the exception for Oxford, Lafayette and Water Valley high schools as they open their 2013 slates tonight. Oxford hosts defending MAIS champion Jackson Prep, Class 4A Lafayette travels to Class 6A Tupelo and Class 3A Water Valley plays at defending Region 2-4A champion New Albany. All three games have 7 p.m. kickoffs and can be heard on local radio stations. (August 23, 2013, Page 7A)
Water Valley football coach Brad Embry is pleased with the progress his program has made and said that the Blue Devils are ready to take on larger classification schools in early games in an effort to get better as the season goes along. The Blue Devils travel to Class 4A New Albany this Friday night. (August 22, 2013, Page 7)
Water Valley began its 2013 campaign with a 20-7 loss to Philadelphia during a jamboree scrimmage at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday night. (August 19, 2013, Page 7A)
Water Valley coach Brad Embry heads into Saturday’s jamboree scrimmage at Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway Stadium wanting to see how his younger team responds to live action. While the season opener is still a week away, the dress rehearsal against Philadelphia is the first real opportunity to see players on film and in positions they haven’t been in yet.
WATER VALLEY — There’s no such thing as an off-season anymore. You’re either in-season or your training to be in-season.
Once football season concludes, winter workouts start. Then there’s the spring season. Once summer rolls around, 7-on-7 “season” clicks into high gear to fill the gaps between workouts. (more…) (August 6, 2013, Page 6)
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