CALHOUN CITY — The Water Valley Blue Devils grew considerably as a team in their latest game with the Calhoun City Wildcats on Friday night. Instead of losing another heartbreaker to CCHS like Water Valley has the past two years, the Blue Devils defeated the Wildcats 38-21 on the road. The victory not only improved WVHS to 3-0 on the year, but it showed the rest of Class 3A — and head coach Brad Embry — that the program has taken another step toward building a championship team and program. (September 3, 2012, Page 3B)
“It’s Calhoun City,” he said. “If you ask somebody about small schools in Mississippi, some of the tradition-rich schools, Calhoun City’s name is definitely going to come up. They’re athletic, fast, well coached and every year they’re going to be right there when it comes to playoff time, playing for North Half or in Jackson.” (August 30, 2012, Page 8)
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)
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)
The Water Valley defense did it’s best on Friday night to come away from Calhoun City’s “Boneyard” with a victory, holding a prolific offense that had averaged 47.5 points to just 10 points.
It wasn’t enough in the end, however, as the Wildcats were able to score a go-ahead touchdown late in the third quarter and hold on for a 10-7 victory.
“The simple answer to the night is we just have to get better on offense,” WVHS coach Brad Embry said. “That’s all I told the kids. It was a great effort, a championship effort against a championship-caliber team, but offensively we have to get better. That’s on me, I know that, and we will (get better).” (September 6, 2010, Page 4B)
CALHOUN CITY —The Water Valley defense did its best to leave Class 2A Calhoun City’s “Boneyard” with a victory Friday, holding athletic QB J.R. Jennings and the Wildcats in check for most of the night, but in the end it wasn’t enough as the Blue Devils fell 10-7. (more…) (September 4, 2010)
Tomorrow is the day both Oxford and Lafayette fans have been looking forward to for months, the Crosstown Classic.
And as such, today’s EAGLE sports section reflects that. (more…) (September 2, 2010)
In Calhoun City, they’ve been running the Wildcat for years — his name is J.R. Jennings.
The senior is a do-it-all quarterback for the Wildcats that can burn teams in any number of ways. (September 2, 2010, Page 6)