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E.J. Bounds

Blue Devils shake off rust in win

VARDAMAN — The Blue Devils can chalk up Friday’s jamboree game as one 40-minute learning experience.

After eventually pulling away from Vardaman in the second half for a 28-6 victory, head coach Brad Embry said there were both good and bad things the Water Valley coaching staff can take away from its preseason game against the Rams. (more…) (August 15, 2011, Page 3B)

Blue Devils shake off rust in jamboree

BLOG: The Blue Devils had a rough start to their jamboree at Vardaman tonight, as flags and two turnovers limited Water Valley to just seven points in the first half.

Water Valley regrouped at half and ended up routing the home squad 28-6. (more…) (August 12, 2011)

Camp serves as motivation for WV’s QB

Cars with license plates from as far away as Missouri, Texas, the Carolinas and Florida littered the parking lot of Ole Miss’ Indoor Practice Facility on Saturday, where the Rebels were playing host to more than 300 high school football players competing for scholarship offers.

The silver truck of Water Valley football coach Brad Embry was also in the parking lot, having transported rising sophomore  quarterback E.J. Bounds to the senior-heavy camp. (more…) (July 27, 2011, Page 6A)

Blue Devils show another dimension

Water Valley didn’t look like a football team that was out of its element this weekend. It was just the contrary.

The Blue Devils, known as a smash-mouth team that sprinkles in the passing game on offense, regrouped after losing its opening game to advance all the way to the Group B Championship Game of the O-Zone Classic 7-on-7 tournament hosted at FNC Park. (July 11, 2011, Page 7)

Seven Blue Devils advance to North Half

Seven members of the Water Valley track and field team advanced to the Class 3A North Half meet on Saturday at Winona. (more…) (May 2, 2011, Page 3B)

Sixteen Blue Devils advance to 3A regional meet

The Water Valley track and field squad stood out at the recent Division 2-3A meet at Winona, with seven division champions and six runner-ups. The Blue Devils will have 16 athletes advance to the Class 3A regional meet at Winona on April 30. (more…) (April 21, 2011, Page 7)

Sherman proud despite final score

Talking to Water Valley boys coach John Sherman, you never would have known the final score of the Blue Devils’ Region 2-3A title game against the Aberdeen Bulldogs.

Grinning from ear-to-ear and laughing, Sherman, and his players, were on the receiving end of congratulatory handshakes and pats on the back. (February 14, 2011, Page 7A)

Hickory Flat edges Blue Devils

The Water Valley boys basketball team was unable to pull out a road win over an experienced Hickory Flat team Monday night. The Blue Devils lost 60-56 after holding a slim 27-25 lead at the half and the game being tied 44-44 after three quarters. (more…) (December 14, 2010, Page 9)

Several Blue Devils make MAC 3A Team

Several Water Valley Blue Devils were honored on Wednesday for their standout play on the football field.

Included on the 2010 Mississippi Association of Coaches’ Class 3A All-State Team were first teamers, linebacker J.D. Fondon, safety/running back Eric Buckley and long snapper Fred McGee. Cornerback/receiver Chris Conard was named to the second team, while linebacker C.J. Jackson, lineman Tommy Lipscomb and punter John Michael Grimmett were named as honorable mentions. (December 9, 2010, Page 6)

Ruleville Central no match for Blue Devils second round matchup

The Water Valley Blue Devils continued their playoff success with a convincing road victory over the Ruleville Tigers 31-0 in the second round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs. (November 15, 2010, Page 6B)

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