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Devils overcome sluggish start

NETTLETON — Water Valley learned an important lesson Friday night.

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)

Blue Devils travel to face Nettleton in 2-3A

The Water Valley Blue Devils will take a three-game winning streak with them Friday when they travel east to face Nettleton in a Region 2-3A showdown.

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)

Cougars can’t catch up to WVHS

WATER VALLEY — Playing without the like of E.J. Bounds, Jeoffrey Gordon and Taylor Edwards hasn’t seemed to slow the Water Valley football team. (more…) (October 8, 2012, Page 5B)

Embry: Cougars can still pounce on Devils

The South Pontotoc Cougars will be limping into Friday night’s Region 2-3A matchup at Water Valley having lost five straight games. Even with the Cougars’ current slide, Blue Devils head coach Brad Embry said his team won’t be overlooking their upcoming opponent. (October 4, 2012, Page 8)

Water Valley trounces Troopers

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.

Unfortunately, Water Valley only achieved one of those goals. (more…) (October 1, 2012, Page 5B)

WVHS opens region play against Johnson, Troopers

WATER VALLEY — This year’s Mooreville Troopers squad isn’t quite the same as last year’s version.

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)

Blue Devils look to rebound against Jags

Coming off of a rare loss last week, the Water Valley Blue Devils must now regroup to face a new-look J.Z. George Jaguars squad.

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)

Robles kicks his way to POW honor

Alex Robles has a knack for late-game heroics.

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)

Devils’ happy feet kicks WVHS past Bruce

WATER VALLEY — Water Valley kicker Alex Robles knows his range — really well.

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)

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)

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