WATER VALLEY — The Blue Devils and head coach Brad Embry had two main objectives heading into Friday’s Region 2-3A opener against Mooreville: Get the win and stay healthy.
A year ago, the Troopers saw a miniature revival with their football program led by quarterback Griff Loftis, who led Mooreville to one of the better passing attacks in North Mississippi. (more…) (September 27, 2012, Page 7)
Led by former Eupora assistant coach Joey Thompkins, the Jaguars (2-3 overall) have already eclipsed last year’s win total in five games. (September 20, 2012, Page 9)
Friday, the sophomore kicker from Water Valley knocked in his second career game-winning field goal when he punched through a 42-yard attempt with under a minute remaining in the Blue Devils’ 17-16 win against Bruce. (September 11, 2012, Page 9)
Before kicking the game-wining field goal to give Water Valley a 17-16 win against backyard rival Bruce on Friday night at Bobby Clark Field, Robles was asked by Blue Devils’ coach Brad Embry where the ball needed to be for him to be comfortable kicking. (September 10, 2012, Page 4B)
Things won’t get any easier Friday when the Blue Devils (3-0 overall) host another regional rival in the Bruce Trojans (3-0).
In their first three games of the season against Kennedy, Vardaman and Coffeeville, the Trojans have flexed their muscles by out-scoring their opponents 136-20. (September 6, 2012, Page 9)
“It’s Calhoun City,” he said. “If you ask somebody about small schools in Mississippi, some of the tradition-rich schools, Calhoun City’s name is definitely going to come up. They’re athletic, fast, well coached and every year they’re going to be right there when it comes to playoff time, playing for North Half or in Jackson.” (August 30, 2012, Page 8)
The visitors in blue and white found the end zone three unanswered times to open the 49-13 victory and never allowed the Pirates to get within 14 points. (August 27, 2012, Page 1B)
Lafayette will look to build on its close victory over Class 6A Tupelo with a home game against Greenwood, while Oxford hopes to carry momentum over from its narrow victory over Grenada with a home matchup against the always athletic Charleston Tigers. (more…) (August 24, 2012, Page 6A)
In 2009, the Water Valley Blue Devils opened their football season with a disappointing 34-25 loss to Coffeeville in the annual Railroad Trophy Rivalry game.
And even though Water Valley has claimed lopsided 28-0 and 63-0 victories in subsequent years, the Blue Devils still talk about their last loss to the Pirates. (August 23, 2012, Page 6)