BRUCE — The concession stands may want to stack up on Pepto-Bismol, or at least TUMS and Rolaids, to help calm the nervous stomachs when Water Valley and Bruce meet again.
Friday’s backyard rivalry with the Blue Devils and Trojans played out much the same as the previous two contests between the squads with the game undecided until the final minutes of the fourth quarter. The Blue Devils (4-0 overall) came out of Trojan Field with a 22-16 win, but not without a scare. (September 16, 2013, Page 3B)
After squaring off against an undefeated team last week, Water Valley will take on another one Friday night in a Bruce squad with which WVHS coach Brad Embry is all too familiar. (September 12, 2013, Page 10)
WATER VALLEY — Calhoun City held a 6-0 lead over Water Valley late in the first half. It looked like the Blue Devils were going to have their first scare of the young season. Then senior quarterback E.J. Bounds and the rest of Water Valley offense woke up, scoring 42 unanswered points for a blowout 42-6 victory over the Wildcats. (September 9, 2013, Page 2B)
WATER VALLEY — The Blue Devils’ run with the Railroad Trophy stayed on track Friday night thanks to a 56-20 win against county rival Coffeeville at Bobby Clark Field. (September 2, 2013, Page 1B)
NEW ALBANY — The conversation was simple enough. Two teammates, Water Valley running back Elijah Rogers and quarterback E.J. Bounds, talking strategy in the barbershop. (August 26, 2013, Page 2B)
Tough pre-regional schedules are the rule rather than the exception for Oxford, Lafayette and Water Valley high schools as they open their 2013 slates tonight. Oxford hosts defending MAIS champion Jackson Prep, Class 4A Lafayette travels to Class 6A Tupelo and Class 3A Water Valley plays at defending Region 2-4A champion New Albany. All three games have 7 p.m. kickoffs and can be heard on local radio stations. (August 23, 2013, Page 7A)
WATER VALLEY — The No. 3 seed Water Valley boys basketball team turned a fast start into convincing 72-45 win against No. 6 seed Mantachie in the final matchup of the opening round of the Division 2-3A Tournament on Tuesday night at WVHS gymnasium. (February 13, 2013, Page 8)
SPORTS BLOG: CLEVELAND — For the consecutive second season, a loss to Cleveland East Side ended Water Valley’s run in the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs, as the Trojans defeated the Blue Devils 26-24 in their second round matchup Friday night at Leroy Byars Field. (more…) (November 10, 2012)
With the end of the regular season rapidly approaching, all three area football teams are jostling for region and post-season positioning tonight.
Water Valley probably headlines the area’s action with a road test at Aberdeen, while Oxford (8-0 overall, 4-0 Region 1-5A) hosts 1-5A foe Saltillo and Lafayette welcomes 2-4A rival Senatobia to William L. Buford Stadium.
All three games are set for 7 p.m. kickoffs. Oxford’s game can be heard on 95.5 FM, while Water Valley’s will be broadcast on 105.5 FM and Lafayette’s on 93.7 FM. (October 19, 2012, Page 6A)
In 2009, the Water Valley Blue Devils opened their football season with a disappointing 34-25 loss to Coffeeville in the annual Railroad Trophy Rivalry game.
And even though Water Valley has claimed lopsided 28-0 and 63-0 victories in subsequent years, the Blue Devils still talk about their last loss to the Pirates. (August 23, 2012, Page 6)