WATER VALLEY — The Water Valley Blue Devils’ football team shook off some rust before its season opener against Independence with a 14-0 win against Vardaman on Friday night at Bobby Clark Field. (more…) (August 13, 2012, Page 8)
WATER VALLEY —The football season is finally right around the corner. After going through two-a-days, 7-on-7 drills and summer workouts, the Water Valley Blue Devils can finally begin to smell the fresh cut grass and hear the Friday night crowd.
Today the Blue Devils will host Vardaman in their annual jamboree game.
The exhibition at Clark Field is set for a 7:30 start and will consist of two 20-minute quarters before a junior varsity exhibition. (August 10, 2012, Page 6A)
WATER VALLEY — Classes don’t officially begin for another week, but that didn’t stop the Blue Devils from getting plenty learned on Monday.
With Clark Field serving as the classroom, the Water Valley football team officially began preparing for the upcoming season.
(July 31, 2012, Page 7)
A summer of hard work is about to turn into true practices for area high school football teams. With the season opener three weeks away, Lafayette, Oxford and Water Valley will begin practices for the 2012 season Monday. In Lafayette’s case, the first practice under first-year coach Eric Robertson comes Monday morning at 8. (July 27, 2012, Page 6A)
Water Valley offensive lineman Taylor Edwards didn’t expect to be playing at a Division I school when he first started playing football. Even though he has the size (6-foot-4, 280 pounds), strength and athletic ability college recruiters are looking for, Edwards didn’t think it was possible he would earn an athletic scholarship. His mindset changed this spring when Troy University offered him a scholarship. After visiting the Troy campus a couple of times and camping at some other schools such as Louisiana-Monroe, UAB and Memphis, Edwards decided Troy was the best fit for him in the future. (June 26, 2012, Page 6)
Water Valley didn’t have an easy draw in the third annual O-Zone Classic 7-on-7.
WATER VALLEY — Brad Embry and his football staff gave their DVD player in the Water Valley fieldhouse a workout this spring. In an effort to find out who could help the Blue Devils in 2012, Embry evaluated film on almost 80 players following the end of spring drills on May 10. The end result of the evaluation was positive moving forward, Embry said, and several newcomers impressed. (May 23, 2012, Page 7A)
After putting on a show for four years at Water Valley’s Death Valley, the hard-hitting Blue Devil duo of Chris Conard and C.J. Jackson announced in front of a packed house at Irie on the Square on Monday that they would be taking their abilities to Itawamba Community College.
Newly hired Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze received the biggest boost to his 2012 recruiting class Thursday night when Aberdeen’s Channing Ward picked the Rebels.
The 6-foot-4, 255-pound Ward chose Ole Miss over offers from Mississippi State, Alabama, Auburn and LSU. Ward made his non-binding, verbal commitment during the second quarter of the annual Under Armour All-America Football Game played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., and broadcast live on ESPN. (more…) (January 6, 2012, Page 6A)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. —Hindered by a slow start and an inability to get any consistency on offense, Mississippi fell to Alabama 31-12 in the 25th edition of the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game on Saturday at the Cramton Bowl. (more…) (December 12, 2011, Page 6)