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E.J. Bounds

Jackson named 2-3A Player of the Year by region’s coaches

When coaches talk amongst themselves, there’s often two types of players that come up, players they identify by their number and then there’s players that are discussed by name. (more…) (December 2, 2011, Page 6A)

Turnovers, East Side end Water Valley’s season

WATER VALLEY — Turnovers finally caught up to the Blue Devils.

In the first two rounds of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs, Water Valley turned the ball over numerous times but was able to persevere and advance. (more…) (November 21, 2011, Page 3B)

Blue Devils face balanced team in East Side Trojans

Water Valley’s playoff push for its first state title since 1990 won’t get any easier on Friday when the Blue Devils host East Side.

The Trojans currently own the state’s third-longest active winning streak at 13 games and defeated Booneville 40-14 last weekend to advance to the third round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs. (November 17, 2011, Page 6)

Devils exorcise demons, eliminate Winona

WATER VALLEY — Friday night was a satisfying night for the Water Valley football team on multiple levels.

Not only did the Blue Devils advance to the third round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs with a 23-14 victory at Bobby Clark Field, but they also exorcised some demons by eliminating the same Winona Tigers that ended their 2010 season. (November 14, 2011, Page 3B)

WVHS closes out regular season with win

MANTACHIE—The Water Valley Blue Devils showed no signs of slowing down — even when they are not playing their best.

A week after knocking off Aberdeen to claim the top spot in Region 2-3A, the Blue Devils continued their winning ways with a 42-6 road-thrashing of Mantachie on Friday night to close out the regular season. (more…) (October 31, 2011, Page 4B)

Blue Devils win convincingly over Mantachie

SPORTS BLOG: MANTACHIE — The Water Valley Blue Devils remained undefeated in Region 2-3A with a 42-6 road-win over Mantachie Friday night. (more…) (October 28, 2011)

Devils remain undefeated in 2-3A

WATER VALLEY — The Blue Devils remained undefeated in Region 2-3A as they defeated the Nettleton Tigers 53-7 Friday night at Bobby Clark Field. As the squad broke the post-game huddle, there were plenty of grins and rambunctious shouts of Blue Devil pride.

“Any time you work hard and play well, you have to be gratified,” Water Valley coach Brad Embry said. “Like always, we told them to enjoy this one until Monday.” (more…) (October 17, 2011, Page 5B)

Blue Devils take care of business, clobber Cougars

RANDOLPH — Friday night the Water Valley Blue Devils made the short trip east to South Pontotoc and did exactly what head coach Brad Embry wanted them to do by taking care of business.

Against an overmatched Cougars squad, the majority of the Blue Devils saw playing time in the 49-7 victory. (October 10, 2011, Page 1B)

Blue Devils’ Embry placing focus on his team more than Cougars

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)

Bounds’ big game leads to POW honor

WATER VALLEY — E.J. Bounds showed flashes of his youth at times on Friday.

The sophomore quarterback also came up big when the Blue Devils needed him most in their 21-20 overtime victory at Mooreville. (more…) (October 4, 2011, Page 7)

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