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Charleston tops Water Valley

BLOG: Water Valley — The Blue Devils didn’t have an answer for Charleston’s speedy duo of quarterback Antwan Wilson and running back Percy O’Bannon tonight at Bobby Clark Field.

The Tigers scored on the opening drive of the game and would go on to find the end zone five more times en route to a 39-3 victory over Water Valley. (more…) (September 16, 2011)

Charleston Tigers are as fast as advertised

Certain teams have reputations that never seem to change despite different coaches or player personnel.

Take for instance South Panola. Despite what’s considered a down year for the squad from Batesville, the Tigers are still a team that has size, power and will run the ball down opponents’ throat. (more…) (September 15, 2011, Page 6)

WVHS Blue Devils set up Camp in Bruce

BRUCE — Water Valley sophomore wide receiver Cole Camp will be getting a few more high-fives around town this week.

Two seasons ago Camp was a team manager for the Blue Devils. This year though, he has emerged as a playmaker and it showed Friday night in his 84-yard game-winning touchdown catch to knock off Bruce 20-19 at Trojan Field. (more…) (September 12, 2011, Page 5B)

Gridiron Blue Devils looking to rebound at Bruce

After watching game film from last Friday’s loss to Calhoun City, Water Valley coach Brad Embry said several things stood out to him. For starters, Embry liked the effort he saw against the Wildcats. (September 8, 2011, Page 7)

Wildcats crash Water Valley’s Homecoming

WATER VALLEY — After throttling their opponents to the tune of 105-0 in their first two games of the season, the Water Valley Blue Devils were humbled Friday, losing to Calhoun City 16-14 at Bobby Clark field.

Following the loss, Water Valley head coach Brad Embry said his team it needed to regroup quickly and not dwell on the loss. (September 5, 2011, Page 4B)

Blue Devils throttle Coffeeville Pirates

WATER VALLEY — Led by quarterback E.J. Bounds’ big offensive night and another outstanding performance from the defense, the Water Valley Blue Devils stormed past the Coffeeville Pirates 63-0 in their home opener at Bobby Clark Field Friday night. (August 29, 2011, Page 3B)

WVHS whipped its weight in Wildcats

INDEPENDENCE — It didn’t take Water Valley long to find its groove against the Independence Wildcats on Friday.
Almost from the opening kickoff, the visiting Blue Devils defense had Independence on the run. (August 22, 2011, Page 3B)

LB Jackson embodies Wrecking Crew

WATER VALLEY — Driving toward Bobby Clark Field on Wise Street, it’s hard not to notice the 1990 state championship sign on the right side of the road.

Though the blue and white proclamation is now faded and chipped, it still serves as a reminder of Water Valley’s greatest triumph on the gridiron.

The sign’s message is not lost on the current crop of Blue Devils, who are dreaming big once again. (August 19, 2011, Page 8A)

Blue Devils have used first two weeks to their advantage

WATER VALLEY — The preseason officially ends tomorrow evening for the Blue Devils when they trek north to open their season at Region 3-3A opponent Independence.

The last couple of weeks have proved to be valuable for Water Valley as it has been able to learn about itself, especially last weekend when the Blue Devils worked out some kinks in a jamboree showdown at Vardaman. (August 18, 2011, Page 1B)

Blue Devils shake off rust in win

VARDAMAN — The Blue Devils can chalk up Friday’s jamboree game as one 40-minute learning experience.

After eventually pulling away from Vardaman in the second half for a 28-6 victory, head coach Brad Embry said there were both good and bad things the Water Valley coaching staff can take away from its preseason game against the Rams. (more…) (August 15, 2011, Page 3B)

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