All three area football teams officially enter the must-win portion of their respective seasons tonight.
While the Lafayette Commodores and Water Valley Blue Devils open their playoff schedules hosting Leake Central and Laflore County, the Oxford Chargers close out their regular season with a win-or-go-home matchup against Clarksdale.
All games are set for 7 p.m. (November 4, 2011, Page 10A)
Boasting a 9-2 overall record, and its first region championship since 2000, the Water Valley football team will host Leflore County in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs on Friday. (November 3, 2011, Page 9)
A week after knocking off Aberdeen to claim the top spot in Region 2-3A, the Blue Devils continued their winning ways with a 42-6 road-thrashing of Mantachie on Friday night to close out the regular season. (more…) (October 31, 2011, Page 4B)
Plenty will be on the line tonight for both the Oxford Chargers and Water Valley Blue Devils football teams.
While the Chargers host West Point in a game that’s as close to a must win as possible, the Blue Devils look to conclude their regular season with a win at Mantachie. (more…) (October 28, 2011, Page 8A)
Coming off of the biggest regular season victory in 11 years, the Water Valley football team buckled down and emphasized remaining focused during this week’s practices leading up to Friday’s regular season finale at Mantachie.
Having locked up the school’s first region title since 2000, it would be easy for the Blue Devils to overlook the 2-7 Mustangs, but according to head coach Brad Embry, his squad has remained focused on finishing the season strong. (October 27, 2011, Page 6)
VIDEO BLOG — Water Valley won its first region title since 2000 on Friday night with a 20-14 win over Aberdeen. (more…) (October 24, 2011)
WATER VALLEY — Friday night’s 20-14 win over Aberdeen has been in the works for the last four seasons. Ever since Brad Embry arrived from Tupelo to lead the Blue Devils, the goals and achievements have been steadily building at a school and program that was desperately yearning for the success of teams of the past.
With former coaches Gary “Chick” Drewrey and Terry Allen, as well as several former players, in attendance at Bobby Clark Field, the Blue Devils captured their first Region 2-3A championship in school history and earned the coveted first place spot in the upcoming 3A playoffs. (more…) (October 24, 2011, Page 2B)
The area’s three football teams are definitely at different junctures in their respective seasons.
While the Lafayette Commodores will look to solidify their position as the No. 1 team in Region 2-4A and remain undefeated tonight at Senatobia, the Oxford Chargers are in a do-or-die situation as they travel to Saltillo. (more…) (October 21, 2011, Page 6A)
Friday night’s game is for the Region 2-3A championship, a title Aberdeen has won the last couple of seasons. (October 20, 2011, Page 6)
WATER VALLEY — The Blue Devils remained undefeated in Region 2-3A as they defeated the Nettleton Tigers 53-7 Friday night at Bobby Clark Field. As the squad broke the post-game huddle, there were plenty of grins and rambunctious shouts of Blue Devil pride.