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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)

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)

Blue Devils face tough test at Mooreville Friday

Friday it will be evident if Water Valley’s difficult non-region schedule paid off.

At 7:30 p.m. the Blue Devils will open their Region 2-3A schedule with a road trip east to take on a much improved Mooreville Troopers squad. (September 29, 2011, Page 6)

Charleston’s Wilson, O’Bannon silence Blue Devils

WATER VALLEY — Friday was a rare quiet night for the Water Valley Blue Devils.

For much of the second half, and especially during the dwindling moments of regulation, Water Valley’s sideline was quiet with the exception of plays being called and senior Chris Conard attempting to pick up his teammates. (more…) (September 19, 2011, Page 4B)

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