WATER VALLEY — Led by quarterback E.J. Bounds’ big offensive night and another outstanding performance from the defense, the Water Valley Blue Devils stormed past the Coffeeville Pirates 63-0 in their home opener at Bobby Clark Field Friday night. (August 29, 2011, Page 3B)
Oxford Middle School’s Fall Football Fest turned out to be a positive for both the seventh and eighth graders on the field Saturday. Five other schools joined Oxford in the tournament held at Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
The games were used to help teams work on fundamentals and fine tune offensive and defensive systems. Water Valley, Charleston, Center Hill, Grenada and Pontotoc played in the inaugural event. (more…) (August 29, 2011, Page 2B)
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will be a busy place on Saturday as six middle school teams play games in the Fall Football Fest. Oxford and Water Valley will join Grenada, Charleston, Pontotoc and Center Hill in action that begins with Water Valley-Grenada at 3:30 p.m. Oxford takes on Water Valley in a seventh-grade game at 4:50, while the two schools will play an eighth-grade game at 5:30.
Oxford plays Center Hill in a doubleheader starting at approximately 6:10. Water Valley’s eighth-grade game against Grenada begins at approximately 4:10. Fans are asked to enter the stadium on the West sideline.
Home teams will be located on the West, while visitors will located on the opposite side. (August 25, 2011, Page 7)
INDEPENDENCE — It didn’t take Water Valley long to find its groove against the Independence Wildcats on Friday.
Almost from the opening kickoff, the visiting Blue Devils defense had Independence on the run. (August 22, 2011, Page 3B)
BLOG: Water Valley started off its 2011 football season with a bang on Friday evening, blanking Independence on the road 42-0. (more…) (August 20, 2011)
WATER VALLEY — Driving toward Bobby Clark Field on Wise Street, it’s hard not to notice the 1990 state championship sign on the right side of the road.
Though the blue and white proclamation is now faded and chipped, it still serves as a reminder of Water Valley’s greatest triumph on the gridiron.
The sign’s message is not lost on the current crop of Blue Devils, who are dreaming big once again. (August 19, 2011, Page 8A)
The last couple of weeks have proved to be valuable for Water Valley as it has been able to learn about itself, especially last weekend when the Blue Devils worked out some kinks in a jamboree showdown at Vardaman. (August 18, 2011, Page 1B)
After eventually pulling away from Vardaman in the second half for a 28-6 victory, head coach Brad Embry said there were both good and bad things the Water Valley coaching staff can take away from its preseason game against the Rams. (more…) (August 15, 2011, Page 3B)
BLOG: The Blue Devils had a rough start to their jamboree at Vardaman tonight, as flags and two turnovers limited Water Valley to just seven points in the first half.
Water Valley regrouped at half and ended up routing the home squad 28-6. (more…) (August 12, 2011)
After what defensive coordinator Richard Russo called one of the program’s best summers, Water Valley hit the practice field for the second time on Tuesday in preparation for its season opener on Aug. 19 at Independence. (August 3, 2011, Page 8)