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C.J. Jackson

Area players named to MACJC all-state teams

Former Water Valley standout C.J. Jackson was named to the MACJC All-State football team as a member of the first team. Joining Jackson, a linebacker who plays at ICC, on the team from the area is former Oxford High standout Demarcus Pegues, who was named honorable mention at linebacker. Pegues just completed his sophomore season as a member of the NWCC Rangers.

Tyler Jackson, a former standout from Lafayette, was named to the second team as place-kicker. Jackson just completed his freshman season at ICC.

The Rangers finished the season 7-2 overall and 5-1 in the MACJC North Division, while the Indians finished the year 6-3. (November 13, 2012, Page 7)

Jackson named ICC’s Male Athlete of the Week

Former Water Valley Blue Devil C.J. Jackson was named Itawamba Community College’s Male Athlete of the Week Monday after he registered 11 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and two sacks in the Indians’ 39-9 win over Mississippi Delta Sept. 13. Through three games, the freshman linebacker has been one of ICC’s leading tacklers, racking up 25 total tackles along with 2.5 sacks and 5.5 tackles for loss. (September 18, 2012, Page 7)

Devils feel prepared for dry run tonight

WATER VALLEY —The football season is finally right around the corner. After going through two-a-days, 7-on-7 drills and summer workouts, the Water Valley Blue Devils can finally begin to smell the fresh cut grass and hear the Friday night crowd.

Today the Blue Devils will host Vardaman in their annual jamboree game.

The exhibition at Clark Field is set for a 7:30 start and will consist of two 20-minute quarters before a junior varsity exhibition. (August 10, 2012, Page 6A)

Water Valley track teams fare well in division meet

Water Valley earned two first-place finishes in the Division 2-3A meet held at Tishomingo County. (more…) (April 18, 2012, Page 9)

Blue Devils can’t keep up with Tigers

ITTA BENA — The Water Valley Blue Devils ran into a buzzsaw in the first round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs Tuesday.

Aided by missed shots by both sides, the Blue Devils and host Leflore County were neck-and-neck for much of the first half. (more…) (February 15, 2012, Page 7)

Conard, Jackson headed to Itawamba C.C.

After putting on a show for four years at Water Valley’s Death Valley, the hard-hitting Blue Devil duo of Chris Conard and C.J. Jackson announced in front of a packed house at Irie on the Square on Monday that they would be taking their abilities to Itawamba Community College.

The cornerback and linebacker have been integral parts of Water Valley’s “Wrecking Crew” defensive unit for the better part of four seasons. (more…) (January 31, 2012, Page 10)

Blue Devils fall to Houlka

An lead in the first quarter wasn’t enough to propel the Water Valley Blue Devils to a win over Houlka in the annual Hotbed Classic in New Albany.

Houlka ended up defeating the Blue Devils 50-39 after outscoring them 24-13 in the fourth quarter. C.J. Jackson led WVHS with 18 points, while E.J. Bounds scored nine points. The 5-10 Blue Devils returned to action tonight at Nettleton. (January 24, 2012, Page 9)

Blue Devils cap successful week with win over Pirates

A week after losing to Yalobusha County rival Coffeeville on the road, the Water Valley Blue Devils defeated the Pirates 59-41 Saturday night at home. The victory improved the Blue Devils to 5-7 overall. (more…) (January 16, 2012, Page 9)

WVHS boys kickoff division play with win

The Blue Devils basketball team finally took the lead when it mattered most on Tuesday at Mantachie. (more…) (January 11, 2012, Page 7)

Coffeeville claims rivalry sweep

COFFEEVILLE — Turnovers were at the forefront of Water Valley’s doubleheader loss at county rival Coffeeville on Friday.

The Lady Blue Devils fell to CHS 59-33 amidst a bevy of turnovers, while the Water Valley boys were unable to maintain their composure late in their 59-54 loss to the Pirates. (more…) (January 9, 2012, Page 7)

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