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Brad Embry

Blue Devils preparing for Trojan invasion

Last week’s victory at Calhoun City was a big one for the Water Valley Blue Devils as they ended a brief skid against the Wildcats.

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)

Blue Devils face test from CCHS Wildcats

Asked to talk about Calhoun City, Water Valley head football coach Brad Embry didn’t hide his respect for the Wildcats.

“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)

Railroad Trophy remains stationed in Water Valley

COFFEEVILLE — The Water Valley Blue Devils left little doubt who was the better squad in the Railroad Trophy Rivalry Game Friday at Coffeeville.

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)

Competitive games on tap for Week 2

Week 2 doesn’t get any easier for the area’s football teams tonight.

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)

Railroad Trophy Rivalry pulling into the station

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)

Blue Devils blow out Wildcats

WATER VALLEY — Midway through the second quarter of Water Valley’s opener against Independence, Jarard Williams had an 80-yard touchdown run called back only to see teammate E.J. Bounds rip off an 81-yard touchdown run of his own on the next play. (more…) (August 20, 2012, Page 3B)

Water Valley cruises in opener

BLOG: It’s hard to imagine the Blue Devils could have started their 2012 season in a more impressive fashion.

Friday night, Water Valley cruised to a lopsided 41-0 victory over Independence at Bobby Clark Field with all of the game’s points coming before halftime.

(more…) (August 18, 2012)

Friday Night’s Lights: 2012 season opens tonight

It’s hard to believe but actual football will be played today across the state of Mississippi.
Locally, Lafayette, Oxford and Water Valley will get their seasons underway with big-time aspirations in mind. (August 17, 2012, Page 6A)

Blue Devils prepared for season opener

The weeks of working in the sweltering Mississippi heat will finally be put to the test Friday night.

During the course of the summer, the Blue Devils have worked hard to prepare for this opener, showing up at summer workouts, participating in 7-on-7s and hustling through intense practices. (more…) (August 16, 2012, Page 4B)

WVHS wraps up Rams in exhibition

WATER VALLEY — The Water Valley Blue Devils’ football team shook off some rust before its season opener against Independence with a 14-0 win against Vardaman on Friday night at Bobby Clark Field. (more…) (August 13, 2012, Page 8)

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