LOUISVILLE — Water Valley coach Brad Embry looked at Friday night’s MHSAA Class 3A playoff game with Louisville as an opportunity. Facing the No. 1-ranked team in the class and one of the top-rated teams in all classes, the Blue Devils had no other choice but to embrace the talent of the Wildcats and play as hard as possible. (November 18, 2013, Page 3B)
WATER VALLEY — In the wake of tragedy, it’s the little things that help ease the hearts and minds of those affected. (November 11, 2013, Page 3B)
MARKS — Water Valley secured the No. 2 seed from Region 2-3A Friday night with a 48-14 win over Palmer. (November 4, 2013, Page 1B)
SARDIS — It wasn’t pretty, but Water Valley will take it.
The Blue Devils committed a pair of second-half turnovers and were flagged a whopping 18 times for more than 160 yards but mixed in big plays on offense and some opportunistic play from their defense to pick up their second region victory with a 28-12 win at North Panola Friday night. (October 21, 2013, Page 3B)
BLOG — It wasn’t pretty, but Water Valley will take it.
The Blue Devils committed a pair of second-half turnovers and were flagged a whopping 18 times for more than 160 yards, but mixed in some big plays on offense and four turnovers from their defense to pick up their second Region 2-3A victory with a 28-12 win at North Panola Friday night. (more…) (October 19, 2013)
WINONA — Water Valley coach Brad Embry admitted he was concerned about his team playing two games in five days.
Behind a 274-yard rushing attack and a gritty defensive performance from the Blue Devils, those concerns were put to rest with a 42-10 win against Winona at Tiger Field on Friday night. (September 30, 2013, Page 3B)
BRUCE — The concession stands may want to stack up on Pepto-Bismol, or at least TUMS and Rolaids, to help calm the nervous stomachs when Water Valley and Bruce meet again.
Friday’s backyard rivalry with the Blue Devils and Trojans played out much the same as the previous two contests between the squads with the game undecided until the final minutes of the fourth quarter. The Blue Devils (4-0 overall) came out of Trojan Field with a 22-16 win, but not without a scare. (September 16, 2013, Page 3B)
NEW ALBANY — The conversation was simple enough. Two teammates, Water Valley running back Elijah Rogers and quarterback E.J. Bounds, talking strategy in the barbershop. (August 26, 2013, Page 2B)
CHARLESTON — The Water Valley basketball team’s third win against Charleston this season marked a first for the Blue Devils’ basketball program — a spot in the second round of the MHSAA Class 3A North Half Tournament. (more…) (February 20, 2013, Page 6)
WATER VALLEY — Thursday night’s Division 2-3A Tournament game between the Water Valley Blue Devils and Aberdeen Bulldogs turned in the matter of seconds. A two-possession contest, one in which the Blue Devils were giving great effort in, was turned when Aberdeen benefited from a double technical call against Water Valley’s L.J. Hawkins. (more…) (February 15, 2013, Page 8A)