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Scott leads Kemper County past Blue Devils in 3A playoffs

WATER VALLEY — Overmatched and overrun, Water Valley’s season came to an abrupt and emphatic end Friday night against Kemper County in the first round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs. Behind a 429-yard and five-touchdown rushing performance from senior running back Devante Scott, Kemper County (10-3) rolled the Blue Devils (7-5) 64-34 at Bobby Clark Field in a game that saw the Water Valley defense give up the most points ever in the Brad Embry era. (November 9, 2014, Page 5B)

Blue Devils draw ‘very athletic’ Kemper County squad in playoff opener

The Water Valley Blue Devils ended the regular season with four straight wins and were rewarded for their effort. The Blue Devils (7-4, 4-1 Region 2-3A) finished runner-up behind Charleston in Region 2-3A for the second straight year. That No. 2 playoff seed means Water Valley will host the Kemper County Wildcats (8-3, 3-2 Region 4-3A) in the opening round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs Friday night at Bobby Clark Field. (November 6, 2014, Page 6A)

WVHS cruises past Dragons in season finale

WATER VALLEY – Water Valley did exactly what it should’ve done Thursday night. Quarterback Jonathan Kent accounted for three touchdowns, the defense produced some points of its own, and the Blue Devils continued their surge toward the postseason with a 44-8 rout of Marks Palmer on Senior Night at Bobby Clark Field.n The win gave the Blue Devils (7-4, 4-1 Region 2-3A) their fourth straight entering next week’s MHSAA Class 3A playoffs after a 3-4 start. It also capped a winless season for Marks Palmer (0-9, 0-5), which lost by at least 20 points for the seventh time in nine games. (October 31, 2014, Page 6A)

Blue Devils look to continue winning ways tonight against Dragons

Water Valley is playing some of its best football when it matters. The Blue Devils are riding their first-three game winning streak all season and used a 27-13 win over Independence to clinch a spot in next month’s MHSAA Class 3A playoffs. The string of wins has Water Valley sitting at second in the Region 2-3A standings, and although the Blue Devils can’t win the region, they can assure themselves of a home playoff game with a win in the regular-season finale tonight against Marks Palmer at Bobby Clark Field. (October 30, 2014, Page 6A)

Blue Devils clinch playoff berth with win at Independence

INDEPENDENCE — The Water Valley Blue Devils are playoff bound and in good position to host a MHSAA Class 3A first-round game at Bobby Clark Field after a 27-13 victory over the Independence Wildcats on Friday night. (October 26, 2014, Page 4B)

Region title, playoff berths on the line tonight for area’s prep teams

What do the Lafayette, Oxford and Water Valley football teams all have in common Friday night? Win and you are more than likely in. All three area prep teams have a chance to clinch a postseason berth into their respective class’ state playoffs. (October 24, 2014, Page 6A)

Devils look to continue push toward playoffs

Things are looking up for the Water Valley Blue Devils. Water Valley is on its first two-game winning streak of the season and controls its own destiny in regards to reaching the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs. That destiny will be much clearer if the Blue Devils can leave Independence with a win over the Wildcats on Friday night. (October 23, 2014, Page 6A)

Blue Devils win again, in position to make playoffs

WATER VALLEY — For the first time this season, Water Valley (5-4 overall, 2-1 Region 2-3A) strung together back-to-back wins and, in doing so, has put itself in prime position to make the Class 3A playoffs after a 38-30 victory over North Panola (6-3, 2-1) Friday night at Bobby Clark Field. (October 19, 2014, Page 4B)

Area’s prep teams look to keep wins coming

All three of the area’s high school football teams will try to stay in the win column against region foes tonight, but only one will have the added boost of the return of one of its best players. (October 17, 2014, Page 6A)

Devils go for 2nd straight win against Cougars

After Water Valley’s 61-33 win over Holly Springs last Friday, Blue Devils coach Brad Embry challenged his team to still get better and improve. The Blue Devils have a chance to get better and win their second consecutive game for the first time this season when they host the North Panola Cougars this week at Bobby Clark Field. (October 16, 2014, Page 7A)

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