There is plenty to play for for the area’s three high school football teams this week.
Oxford, the state’s fifth-ranked overall team, will host Clarksdale for the outright Region 1-5A title Friday night while Class 3A No. 5 Water Valley needs a victory over Independence to keep pace atop the Region 2-3A standings. Lafayette has to win its final two games beginning with Senatobia to get one of Region 2-4A’s three playoff berths. (October 25, 2013, Page 6A)
Water Valley was pushed as hard as it has been in any win this season last week at North Panola. Other than a six-point victory over Bruce, the Blue Devils’ 28-12 triumph was their smallest margin of victory. (October 24, 2013, Page 8)
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)
Oxford looks to lock up a spot in the postseason, Water Valley is trying for another win and Lafayette is looking to start winning again when all three prep football teams return to action tonight. (October 18, 2013, Page 6A)
Water Valley returned to the win column last week with relative ease, blowing past Holly Springs 56-0 to pick up its first Region 2-3A win. But the schedule heats back up this week with a trip to North Panola looming. (October 17, 2013, Page 9)
WATER VALLEY — Still seething from its first loss of the season at Charleston the previous week, Water Valley decided to take its frustration out on Holly Springs.
Quarterback E.J. Bounds passed for a pair of touchdowns and ran for two more while T.T. Person ran and caught one each to lead Water Valley to its first Region 2-3A victory of the season with a 56-0 lashing of the Hawks Friday night at Bobby Clark Field. (October 14, 2013, Page 4B)
BLOG — Holly Springs got the first break when the Hawks’ opening kickoff bounced off Water Valley’s front line and was recovered by the Hawks. It was the only thing to go Holly Spring’s way all night. (more…) (October 12, 2013)
All three area football teams return to action tonight. One will try to continue its season-long momentum while the other two look to bounce back from losses a week ago. (October 11, 2013, Page 6A)
Water Valley’s unblemished run through the first half of the season came to an end last week with a 42-10 loss at Charleston. As a result, it took the Blue Devils a little longer to get through their film study as they sifted through the miscues that have to get cleaned up. (October 10, 2013, Page 8)