Having just rushed the field in Mooreville with his players, the breath of the Water Valley defensive coordinator represented one part relief and another part exhaustion. (more…) (October 3, 2011, Page 4B)
Against a much improved Troopers squad it took overtime heroics to come away with a 21-20 victory. (more…) (October 1, 2011)
WATER VALLEY — After throttling their opponents to the tune of 105-0 in their first two games of the season, the Water Valley Blue Devils were humbled Friday, losing to Calhoun City 16-14 at Bobby Clark field.
Following the loss, Water Valley head coach Brad Embry said his team it needed to regroup quickly and not dwell on the loss. (September 5, 2011, Page 4B)
BLOG: WATER VALLEY — For the second year in a row the Water Valley-Calhoun City showdown proved to be a memorable game.
Despite both Chris Conard and K.J. Lee returning interceptions for touchdowns to open the first and third quarters, the Wildcats did just enough to claim a 16-14 victory. (more…) (September 3, 2011)
Teams that win championships always have great players leading the way. In the case of the Lafayette Commodores, there were a handful of players that stood out above the rest on a team that was filled from top to bottom with solid high school athletes. (more…) (December 16, 2010, Page 1B)
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)
Friday’s game against Winona for Water Valley was a must-win in the eyes of the Blue Devils. It wasn’t a win-or-you’re-out of the playoffs type must-win, but a must-win in the sense of playoff seeding.
With Water Valley’s 31-21 victory, the Blue Devils locked up a second-place spot in Region 2-3A that will have them hosting either Corinth or Kossuth in the first round of the playoffs. (October 26, 2010, Page 9)
“You win football games by fighting and scrapping and we did that,” WVHS coach Brad Embry told his team after the game. “It doesn’t matter how you get it done on Friday night.”
Senior Eric Buckley scored on a 4-yard run to open the overtime period, but a botched extra-point attempt gave the Trojans a chance to go ahead on the ensuing possession.
With the season-opener on the line, Water Valley’s Wrecking Crew defense answered the call of its coach. (August 23, 2010, Page 3B)