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Water Valley Blue Devils Football

WVHS trio heading to next level

National Signing Day is here, and high school players across the country will sign their National Letters of Intent to play football at the next level. Three Water Valley Blue Devils put their names on the dotted line this morning as Alex Robles signed with Holmes Community College while L.J. Hawkins and Derrick Brady will continue to be teammates at Northeast Mississippi Community College. (February 4, 2015, Page 1B, 3B)

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    ALL-AREA FOOTBALL: Phillips hits stride to run up record season for Chargers

    Oxford coach Johnny Hill isn’t all that surprised by what his running back was able to do on the football field this season. Not after seeing what he did when he wasn’t necessarily the go-to guy. No tailback in school history has run for more yards than Kenzie Phillips did this fall. In just his second season as a full-time starter, the junior set a record with 1,737 yards. His 29 rushing touchdowns are also a new single-season record, breaking his own mark of 24 set just last season. His performance makes him this year’s EAGLE Player of the Year. Phillips is the third straight Charger to earn the distinction. (December 23, 2014, Page 1B, 3B)

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      Scott leads Kemper County past Blue Devils in 3A playoffs

      WATER VALLEY — Overmatched and overrun, Water Valley’s season came to an abrupt and emphatic end Friday night against Kemper County in the first round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs. Behind a 429-yard and five-touchdown rushing performance from senior running back Devante Scott, Kemper County (10-3) rolled the Blue Devils (7-5) 64-34 at Bobby Clark Field in a game that saw the Water Valley defense give up the most points ever in the Brad Embry era. (November 9, 2014, Page 5B)

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        WVHS cruises past Dragons in season finale

        WATER VALLEY – Water Valley did exactly what it should’ve done Thursday night. Quarterback Jonathan Kent accounted for three touchdowns, the defense produced some points of its own, and the Blue Devils continued their surge toward the postseason with a 44-8 rout of Marks Palmer on Senior Night at Bobby Clark Field.n The win gave the Blue Devils (7-4, 4-1 Region 2-3A) their fourth straight entering next week’s MHSAA Class 3A playoffs after a 3-4 start. It also capped a winless season for Marks Palmer (0-9, 0-5), which lost by at least 20 points for the seventh time in nine games. (October 31, 2014, Page 6A)

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          Blue Devils look to continue winning ways tonight against Dragons

          Water Valley is playing some of its best football when it matters. The Blue Devils are riding their first-three game winning streak all season and used a 27-13 win over Independence to clinch a spot in next month’s MHSAA Class 3A playoffs. The string of wins has Water Valley sitting at second in the Region 2-3A standings, and although the Blue Devils can’t win the region, they can assure themselves of a home playoff game with a win in the regular-season finale tonight against Marks Palmer at Bobby Clark Field. (October 30, 2014, Page 6A)

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            Region title, playoff berths on the line tonight for area’s prep teams

            What do the Lafayette, Oxford and Water Valley football teams all have in common Friday night? Win and you are more than likely in. All three area prep teams have a chance to clinch a postseason berth into their respective class’ state playoffs. (October 24, 2014, Page 6A)

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              Devils look to continue push toward playoffs

              Things are looking up for the Water Valley Blue Devils. Water Valley is on its first two-game winning streak of the season and controls its own destiny in regards to reaching the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs. That destiny will be much clearer if the Blue Devils can leave Independence with a win over the Wildcats on Friday night. (October 23, 2014, Page 6A)

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                Blue Devils win again, in position to make playoffs

                WATER VALLEY — For the first time this season, Water Valley (5-4 overall, 2-1 Region 2-3A) strung together back-to-back wins and, in doing so, has put itself in prime position to make the Class 3A playoffs after a 38-30 victory over North Panola (6-3, 2-1) Friday night at Bobby Clark Field. (October 19, 2014, Page 4B)

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                  BLOG: Blue Devils use big second half to defeat North Panola 38-30

                  WATER VALLEY— For the first time this season Water Valley (5-4, 2-1 Region 2-3A) strung together back-to-back wins and in doing so have put themselves in prime position to make the playoffs with a 38-30 victory over the North Panola Cougars (6-3, 2-1) Friday at Blue Devil Stadium. (more…) (October 18, 2014)

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                    Area’s prep teams look to keep wins coming

                    All three of the area’s high school football teams will try to stay in the win column against region foes tonight, but only one will have the added boost of the return of one of its best players. (October 17, 2014, Page 6A)

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