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.
Today was a proud day for Water Valley head football coach Brad Embry. At approximately 7:30 a.m., seven Blue Devil seniors signed National Letters of Intent to play college football; longtime commit Taylor Edwards signed with Troy and recent pledge Devin Fleming signed with Alcorn State.
On the junior college level, Rowdy Williams and Denzel Jones signed with Northeast Mississippi Community College, Justin McCammon and Q. Bailey signed with Northwest Mississippi Community College and Jeoffrey Gordon signed with Itawamba Community College.
Water Valley senior Jeoffrey Gordon has been banged up for most of the season. Friday, the Blue Devil running back showed what he can do when he gets a chance to crack the starting lineup at close to full health.
In Water Valley’s 33-13 victory at Nettleton, Gordon racked up 205 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries. (October 16, 2012, Page 6)
Facing a one-win Nettleton Tigers program that has fallen on hard times as of late, and with perennial power Aberdeen on the horizon, the visiting Blue Devils came out flat in the Region 2-3A showdown. (more…) (October 15, 2012, Page 4B)
BLOG: NETTLETON — The Blue Devils overcame a premature deficit and sluggish start to knock off the Nettleton Tigers 33-13 Friday night. (more…) (October 13, 2012)
WATER VALLEY — Playing without the like of E.J. Bounds, Jeoffrey Gordon and Taylor Edwards hasn’t seemed to slow the Water Valley football team. (more…) (October 8, 2012, Page 5B)
The Blue Devils took care of business Friday, routing the visiting J.Z. George Jaguars 61-6.
Leading Water Valley’s defensive unit was senior Q. Bailey, who racked up 15 tackles in the first half before being pulled for reserves.
Bailey’s 15 tackles in just two quarters was a rare feat that veteran defensive coordinator Richard Russo has never seen. (September 25, 2012, Page 7)
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)
CHARLESTON — Water Valley’s first big test of the 2012 season produced some positive results but the final result wasn’t what coach Brad Embry and his staff were hoping for in the end.
Charleston, the defending MHSAA Class 3A state champions, delivered the Blue Devils their first loss of the season with a 35-21 triumph at Tiger Stadium on Friday night. Water Valley (4-1) had some shining moments in the contest, especially in the first half, but not enough to garner the win. (more…) (September 17, 2012, Page 2B)