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Area teams back home for region matchups

Tonight will be a busy evening for the area’s prep football teams.

While Lafayette will be hosting the New Albany Bulldogs in a battle for first place in Region 2-4A, the Water Valley Blue Devils will be hosting an athletic Nettleton Tigers team and the Oxford Chargers will be hosting a throwback Hernando Tigers squad for Homecoming.

All games are set to kickoff at 7. Lafayette’s game will be broadcast on 93.7 FM, Water Valley’s on 105.5 FM and Oxford’s on 95.5 FM as well as 102.1 FM. (October 14, 2011, Page 6A)

WVHS gearing up for speedy Tigers

WATER VALLEY — Fresh off of a lopsided victory at South Pontotoc, the Blue Devils must buckle down and prepare for a tough Region 2-3A contest against the Nettleton Tigers on Friday.

Although the Tigers (2-5 overall) are coming off of a 43-7 loss to Aberdeen, Water Valley coach Brad Embry cautioned that his team must be on its A-game against Nettleton. (more…) (October 13, 2011, Page 7)

Blue Devils take care of business, clobber Cougars

RANDOLPH — Friday night the Water Valley Blue Devils made the short trip east to South Pontotoc and did exactly what head coach Brad Embry wanted them to do by taking care of business.

Against an overmatched Cougars squad, the majority of the Blue Devils saw playing time in the 49-7 victory. (October 10, 2011, Page 1B)

Conard’s experience has led to leadership

WATER VALLEY — During the Water Valley Blue Devils’ difficult loss to Charleston earlier this season, Chris Conard really made his presence felt.

Late in the 39-3 blowout, Conard overheard two underclassmen cutting up while their teammates continued to battle the Tigers on the field. (more…) (October 7, 2011, Page 6A)

Area teams looking to be road warriors

A better overall effort, more focus on getting better as a team and keeping things going the way they have been are the main themes for area football coaches heading into tonight’s region games.

All three teams will be on the road tonight, a week before all three return to their respective home fields. Lafayette, ranked No. 1 in Class 4A by the Associated Press and No. 2 in the state in the poll, travels to play Tunica-Rosa Fort in its first Region 2-4A game of the year. Oxford will be on the road at Lake Cormorant, while Water Valley is at South Pontotoc. All three games begin at 7. Lafayette’s game can be heard on 93.7 FM. Oxford can be heard on 95.5 FM and 102.1 FM, while the Blue Devils can be heard on 105.5 FM. (October 7, 2011, Page 6A)

Blue Devils’ Embry placing focus on his team more than Cougars

WATER VALLEY — Fresh off of a thrilling overtime victory at Mooreville, the Blue Devils football team isn’t focusing as much on Friday’s opponent, the 2-5 South Pontotoc Cougars, as they are on themselves.

Head coach Brad Embry said this week’s focus in practice has been correcting mistakes. (October 6, 2011, Page 6)

Bounds’ big game leads to POW honor

WATER VALLEY — E.J. Bounds showed flashes of his youth at times on Friday.

The sophomore quarterback also came up big when the Blue Devils needed him most in their 21-20 overtime victory at Mooreville. (more…) (October 4, 2011, Page 7)

Jackson blocks Troopers in thrilling fashion

MOOREVILLE — Richard Russo took in a deep breath and exhaled.

Having just rushed the field in Mooreville with his players, the breath of the Water Valley defensive coordinator represented one part relief and another part exhaustion. (more…) (October 3, 2011, Page 4B)

Block in OT lifts WVHS past Mooreville

BLOG: MOOREVILLE—Brad Embry wasn’t kidding when he said his Blue Devils would have their hands full Friday night at Mooreville.

Against a much improved Troopers squad it took overtime heroics to come away with a 21-20 victory. (more…) (October 1, 2011)

Region games highlight action for area teams

Tonight’s a big night for the area’s prep football squads.

While the Water Valley Blue Devils and Lafayette Commodores open their region schedules, the Oxford Chargers will be looking to avenge last year’s loss to the New Hope Trojans in their second region game of the season. (more…) (September 30, 2011, Page 6A)

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