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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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Seven Blue Devils sign to play college football

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.

 (February 6, 2013, Page 9)

Buford on the mark against North Pontotoc

It had been years since Lafayette junior D.K. Buford had played quarterback.

With the Commodores looking to preserve the health of senior Brandon Mack in their regular season finale, Buford stepped in and did an admirable job at North Pontotoc. (more…) (October 30, 2012, Page 6)

Terrell does a little of everything for LHS

Colby Terrell didn’t necessarily rack up the yardage, tackles or touchdowns of some of his contemporaries Friday, but the Lafayette senior made just enough big plays to help the Commodores get back to their winning ways. (more…) (October 23, 2012, Page 7)

Return of the Mack: LHS QB earns another POW honor

It’s beginning to become a bit of a broken record, but Lafayette is positively OK with that.

During Friday’s 28-13 win at Lewisburg, LHS quarterback Brandon Mack did what has become expected of the super senior, rushing for 126 yards, passing for 115 and accounting for three touchdowns, all the while playing full-time on defense and special teams. (October 2, 2012, Page 7)

Bailey tackles Jaguars to earn POW honor

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)

WVHS Blue Devils cage Jags at home

The Water Valley Blue Devils took care of business in their final non-region game of the season Friday, cruising to a 61-6 victory over J.Z. George at Bobby Clark Field.

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)

Robles kicks his way to POW honor

Alex Robles has a knack for late-game heroics.

Friday, the sophomore kicker from Water Valley knocked in his second career game-winning field goal when he punched through a 42-yard attempt with under a minute remaining in the Blue Devils’ 17-16 win against Bruce. (September 11, 2012, Page 9)

Eleven Blue Devils honored

The 2011 Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 3A All-State teams were announced on Friday. (more…) (December 5, 2011, Page 3B)

Jackson named 2-3A Player of the Year by region’s coaches

When coaches talk amongst themselves, there’s often two types of players that come up, players they identify by their number and then there’s players that are discussed by name. (more…) (December 2, 2011, Page 6A)

Devils exorcise demons, eliminate Winona

WATER VALLEY — Friday night was a satisfying night for the Water Valley football team on multiple levels.

Not only did the Blue Devils advance to the third round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs with a 23-14 victory at Bobby Clark Field, but they also exorcised some demons by eliminating the same Winona Tigers that ended their 2010 season. (November 14, 2011, Page 3B)

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