A last-minute win over Bruce not only improved the Water Valley Blue Devils to 4-0 on the year, it gave them some additional confidence heading into Friday night’s tilt with Charleston. The Tigers, who won the Class 3A title last year, are 3-1 and one of the top teams, along with the Blue Devils, in the entire classification.
WVHS coach Brad Embry talked about the 17-16 win over the Trojans, who are widely considered to be one of the best 2A teams in the North, and what it could do this week. (September 13, 2012, Page 8)
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)
CALHOUN CITY — The Water Valley Blue Devils grew considerably as a team in their latest game with the Calhoun City Wildcats on Friday night. Instead of losing another heartbreaker to CCHS like Water Valley has the past two years, the Blue Devils defeated the Wildcats 38-21 on the road. The victory not only improved WVHS to 3-0 on the year, but it showed the rest of Class 3A — and head coach Brad Embry — that the program has taken another step toward building a championship team and program. (September 3, 2012, Page 3B)
“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)
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)