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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Jonathan Kent

BASEBALL PREVIEW: Devils enter 2015 with questions at key positions

Water Valley has turned into a regular participant in the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs. Getting back to the postseason is going to require contributions from some new faces in new places. Gone are shortstop Cole Camp and catcher Taylor Smith, who combined for eight years of starting experience before their eligibility ran out. The Blue Devils also have to replace the power of outfielder Dillon Zinn and the pitching of Cody Greer, who sat at the top of Water Valley’s rotation for the last three seasons. (February 23, 2015, Page 6)

Scott leads Kemper County past Blue Devils in 3A playoffs

WATER VALLEY — Overmatched and overrun, Water Valley’s season came to an abrupt and emphatic end Friday night against Kemper County in the first round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs. Behind a 429-yard and five-touchdown rushing performance from senior running back Devante Scott, Kemper County (10-3) rolled the Blue Devils (7-5) 64-34 at Bobby Clark Field in a game that saw the Water Valley defense give up the most points ever in the Brad Embry era. (November 9, 2014, Page 5B)

Blue Devils draw ‘very athletic’ Kemper County squad in playoff opener

The Water Valley Blue Devils ended the regular season with four straight wins and were rewarded for their effort. The Blue Devils (7-4, 4-1 Region 2-3A) finished runner-up behind Charleston in Region 2-3A for the second straight year. That No. 2 playoff seed means Water Valley will host the Kemper County Wildcats (8-3, 3-2 Region 4-3A) in the opening round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs Friday night at Bobby Clark Field. (November 6, 2014, Page 6A)

WVHS cruises past Dragons in season finale

WATER VALLEY – Water Valley did exactly what it should’ve done Thursday night. Quarterback Jonathan Kent accounted for three touchdowns, the defense produced some points of its own, and the Blue Devils continued their surge toward the postseason with a 44-8 rout of Marks Palmer on Senior Night at Bobby Clark Field.n The win gave the Blue Devils (7-4, 4-1 Region 2-3A) their fourth straight entering next week’s MHSAA Class 3A playoffs after a 3-4 start. It also capped a winless season for Marks Palmer (0-9, 0-5), which lost by at least 20 points for the seventh time in nine games. (October 31, 2014, Page 6A)

BLOG: WVHS cruises past Dragons, 44-8

WATER VALLEY — Quarterback Jonathan Kent accounted for three touchdowns, the defense produced some points of its own, and Water Valley continued its surge toward the postseason with a 44-8 rout of Marks Palmer on Thursday night at Bobby Clark Field. (more…) (October 30, 2014)

Blue Devils clinch playoff berth with win at Independence

INDEPENDENCE — The Water Valley Blue Devils are playoff bound and in good position to host a MHSAA Class 3A first-round game at Bobby Clark Field after a 27-13 victory over the Independence Wildcats on Friday night. (October 26, 2014, Page 4B)

BLOG: Blue Devils defeat Independence 27-13, earn postseason berth

The Water Valley Blue Devils are playoff bound and are in good position to host a first round game at Blue Devil Stadium after a 27-13 victory over the Independence Wildcats Friday night. (more…) (October 25, 2014)

Devils look to continue push toward playoffs

Things are looking up for the Water Valley Blue Devils. Water Valley is on its first two-game winning streak of the season and controls its own destiny in regards to reaching the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs. That destiny will be much clearer if the Blue Devils can leave Independence with a win over the Wildcats on Friday night. (October 23, 2014, Page 6A)

Blue Devils win again, in position to make playoffs

WATER VALLEY — For the first time this season, Water Valley (5-4 overall, 2-1 Region 2-3A) strung together back-to-back wins and, in doing so, has put itself in prime position to make the Class 3A playoffs after a 38-30 victory over North Panola (6-3, 2-1) Friday night at Bobby Clark Field. (October 19, 2014, Page 4B)

BLOG: Blue Devils use big second half to defeat North Panola 38-30

WATER VALLEY— For the first time this season Water Valley (5-4, 2-1 Region 2-3A) strung together back-to-back wins and in doing so have put themselves in prime position to make the playoffs with a 38-30 victory over the North Panola Cougars (6-3, 2-1) Friday at Blue Devil Stadium. (more…) (October 18, 2014)

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