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)
This Friday’s game against Calhoun City is one of those.
A year ago the Wildcats were able to connect on a long touchdown pass down the Water Valley sideline. It proved to be the difference in the 10-7 win for the Wildcats.
Water Valley defensive coordinator Richard Russo said the Blue Devils have made sure to talk about last year’s showdown. (September 1, 2011, Page 6)
WATER VALLEY — Led by quarterback E.J. Bounds’ big offensive night and another outstanding performance from the defense, the Water Valley Blue Devils stormed past the Coffeeville Pirates 63-0 in their home opener at Bobby Clark Field Friday night. (August 29, 2011, Page 3B)
WATER VALLEY — Driving toward Bobby Clark Field on Wise Street, it’s hard not to notice the 1990 state championship sign on the right side of the road.
Though the blue and white proclamation is now faded and chipped, it still serves as a reminder of Water Valley’s greatest triumph on the gridiron.
The sign’s message is not lost on the current crop of Blue Devils, who are dreaming big once again. (August 19, 2011, Page 8A)
After eventually pulling away from Vardaman in the second half for a 28-6 victory, head coach Brad Embry said there were both good and bad things the Water Valley coaching staff can take away from its preseason game against the Rams. (more…) (August 15, 2011, Page 3B)
There’s little better to enjoy than Friday night high school football. So says Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks, who’s been on hand for his share of games through the years. It’s time again for another season, and Eubanks lays out plans for 2012 while also taking a look at the past. (August 12, 2011, Page 4A)
After what defensive coordinator Richard Russo called one of the program’s best summers, Water Valley hit the practice field for the second time on Tuesday in preparation for its season opener on Aug. 19 at Independence. (August 3, 2011, Page 8)
Another hot Monday evening on the gridiron meant another day of progress for the eight teams that participated in Oxford’s weekly 7-on-7 scrimmage.
Water Valley’s Blue Devils, led by coaches Richard Russo, Steve Thompson and Jeb Lee, utilize the weekly competition to gain experience in both passing the ball and stopping aerial attacks. (more…) (June 21, 2011, Page 7)