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)
When the junior college presidents of Mississippi decided late Tuesday that they were eliminating the protected recruiting list for all sports, getting rid of the current athletic districts and greatly reducing the amount of scholarships for out-of-state players, they all but killed junior college athletics in this state. (more…) (September 29, 2011, Page 7)
CARROLLTON — Brad Embry wanted to see a fast start Friday night from his team coming off its most disappointing loss of the season. The Water Valley coach got exactly what he was wishing for when running back Jarard Williams returned the opening kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown. (more…) (September 26, 2011, Page 4B)
Region 1-5A play begins tonight for the Oxford Chargers at home against Center Hill. The No. 1 Lafayette Commodores are back at home against Pontotoc after two weeks on the road. Water Valley will look to bounce back after a one-sided loss to Charleston on the road at J.Z. George.
Those are three subplots for the area high school teams heading into tonight’s matchups. Kickoffs for all contests are set for 7:30. Lafayette can be heard on 93.7 FM. Oxford can be heard on both 95.5 and 102.1 FM, while Water Valley appears on 105.5 FM. (September 23, 2011, Page 6A)
WATER VALLEY — A battered and bruised group of Water Valley Blue Devils will be looking to put last Friday’s one-sided loss to Charleston behind them this Friday night with a road trip to J.Z. George.
Water Valley is coming off a tough three-game stretch that included Calhoun City, Bruce and most recently Charleston. The Tigers’ 39-3 win was a very uncharacteristic score to see involving the Blue Devils and coach Brad Embry was looking to see his team bounce back after that loss. (September 22, 2011, Page 6)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)