Water Valley and Lafayette will begin their marches through the postseason tonight with home games against North Panola and Greenwood respectively, while Oxford will conclude its regular season at Clarksdale. (November 2, 2012, Page 6A)
Friday’s home game with North Panola isn’t a typical playoff opener for the Water Valley Blue Devils. According to WVHS coach Brad Embry, the Cougars (5-5 overall) are much better than most teams that his Blue Devils (9-2) would ever face in a first round. (November 1, 2012, Page 8)
WATER VALLEY — A cold night didn’t stop Water Valley from starting hot, as the Blue Devils defeated Mantachie 56-3 Friday on senior night at Bobby Clark Field to close out the regular season. (more…) (October 29, 2012, Page 4B)
Water Valley still has a lot to play for entering the final regular season game of the year Friday night at home against Mantachie. While the Blue Devils were unable to defeat Aberdeen and capture the Region 2-3A title like they did a year ago, a win over the Mustangs would secure a home game in the first round of the upcoming Class 3A playoffs. (October 25, 2012, Page 4B)
ABERDEEN — Water Valley’s goal of winning a second straight Region 2-3A title came up short Friday night with a 20-13 loss to the Aberdeen Bulldogs. In a contest where both teams appeared to be even from a size and speed standpoint, it was big plays made by the Bulldogs that allowed them to pull out the victory. (more…) (October 22, 2012, Page 3B)
With the end of the regular season rapidly approaching, all three area football teams are jostling for region and post-season positioning tonight.
Water Valley probably headlines the area’s action with a road test at Aberdeen, while Oxford (8-0 overall, 4-0 Region 1-5A) hosts 1-5A foe Saltillo and Lafayette welcomes 2-4A rival Senatobia to William L. Buford Stadium.
All three games are set for 7 p.m. kickoffs. Oxford’s game can be heard on 95.5 FM, while Water Valley’s will be broadcast on 105.5 FM and Lafayette’s on 93.7 FM. (October 19, 2012, Page 6A)
Facing a one-win Nettleton Tigers program that has fallen on hard times as of late, and with perennial power Aberdeen on the horizon, the visiting Blue Devils came out flat in the Region 2-3A showdown. (more…) (October 15, 2012, Page 4B)
The Tigers enter Friday’s matchup in the midst of a major rebuild.
Nettleton (1-7 overall, 1-1 Region 2-3A) has had a tough go of it this season under new head coach Mike Scott, who replaced Jack Clark seven months ago. (October 11, 2012, Page 8)