WATER VALLEY — Fresh off of a thrilling overtime victory at Mooreville, the Blue Devils football team isn’t focusing as much on Friday’s opponent, the 2-5 South Pontotoc Cougars, as they are on themselves.
Head coach Brad Embry said this week’s focus in practice has been correcting mistakes. (October 6, 2011, Page 6)
Having just rushed the field in Mooreville with his players, the breath of the Water Valley defensive coordinator represented one part relief and another part exhaustion. (more…) (October 3, 2011, Page 4B)
Against a much improved Troopers squad it took overtime heroics to come away with a 21-20 victory. (more…) (October 1, 2011)
Tonight’s a big night for the area’s prep football squads.
While the Water Valley Blue Devils and Lafayette Commodores open their region schedules, the Oxford Chargers will be looking to avenge last year’s loss to the New Hope Trojans in their second region game of the season. (more…) (September 30, 2011, Page 6A)
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)