Water Valley’s Blue Devils head into Saturday’s regional meet at Oxford as the Division 2-3A track champions. The Blue Devils won the meet held at Tishomingo County this past week by garnering 124 points, more than 40 points more than second-place finisher Mooreville.
Oxford’s reversal of fortune on the gridiron this season was a result of many different players. For a team that was 5-6 and not in the playoffs in 2011, an 11-2 overall record and a trip to the semifinals of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs in 2012 took a lot of hard work on the part of several top players. (more…) (December 12, 2012, Page 1B)
The Blue Devils (5-1 overall) excelled in all facets of the game, accumulating 449 total yards of offense, while limiting the Jaguars (2-4) to just 172 total yards. (September 24, 2012, Page 5B)
Chequille Williams provided the spark that got Lafayette’s season off to a bang Friday, returning an interception for a touchdown minutes into the Commodores’ 8-3 win against Tupelo. (August 21, 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)
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.
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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)
Developing a quarterback at any level of football takes some time. Oxford coach Johnny Hill knew there would be a learning curve at the position this year after Guy Cameron Billups left the system but he felt like his new quarterback, junior Parker Adamson, would step in and fill the role in time.
Adamson has gotten better and better each week and this past Friday night in the first Region 1-5A game of the season, his improvement was really evident. Adamson had his best game as a Charger as he threw a career-high four touchdowns and accounted for five in Oxford’s 34-14 win. The effort led him to this week’s Player of the Week honors, also a first in his career.
Hill said he thought last Friday’s performance was Adamson’s most complete of the year. (September 27, 2011, Page 6)