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)
A last-minute win over Bruce not only improved the Water Valley Blue Devils to 4-0 on the year, it gave them some additional confidence heading into Friday night’s tilt with Charleston. The Tigers, who won the Class 3A title last year, are 3-1 and one of the top teams, along with the Blue Devils, in the entire classification.
WVHS coach Brad Embry talked about the 17-16 win over the Trojans, who are widely considered to be one of the best 2A teams in the North, and what it could do this week. (September 13, 2012, Page 8)
Oxford head football coach Johnny Hill hasn’t taught in a classroom in a few years but he’s still good about giving out grades when they have been earned. The Chargers’ first test of the year came last Friday night at home against Grenada and Hill said he gave his team a B-plus for execution and an A-plus for effort after watching the 28-22 victory in film study. (August 23, 2012, Page 6)
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)
WATER VALLEY — Classes don’t officially begin for another week, but that didn’t stop the Blue Devils from getting plenty learned on Monday.
With Clark Field serving as the classroom, the Water Valley football team officially began preparing for the upcoming season.
(July 31, 2012, Page 7)
WATER VALLEY — Brad Embry and his football staff gave their DVD player in the Water Valley fieldhouse a workout this spring. In an effort to find out who could help the Blue Devils in 2012, Embry evaluated film on almost 80 players following the end of spring drills on May 10. The end result of the evaluation was positive moving forward, Embry said, and several newcomers impressed. (May 23, 2012, Page 7A)
KOSSUTH — Water Valley coach Kary Bridges said Kossuth pitcher Tyler Nelms was the best arm his team had faced all year after Thursday night’s game in Kossuth. Fortunately, for Bridges, the Blue Devils also had a pretty good one going on the hill for them as well. (April 27, 2012, Page 6A)
SPORTS BLOG: WATER VALLEY — Three home runs and a nearly complete-game effort on the mound from Taylor King earned Water Valley a 10-8 win against Winona, the No. 2 seed from Region 3, Friday night at Blue Devil Field in the opening game of the best-of-three series in the first round of the MHSAA Class 3A baseball playoffs. (more…) (April 21, 2012)
WATER VALLEY — Kary Bridges saw the game-winning play developing well before it actually happened on the diamond Thursday evening.
After a back-and-forth game with divisional foe Nettleton, Water Valley shortstop Cole Camp led off the ninth inning with a single to left field. (April 6, 2012, Page 8A)