ABERDEEN — Water Valley’s goal of winning a second straight Region 2-3A title came up short Friday night with a 20-13 loss to the Aberdeen Bulldogs. In a contest where both teams appeared to be even from a size and speed standpoint, it was big plays made by the Bulldogs that allowed them to pull out the victory. (more…) (October 22, 2012, Page 3B)
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)
Another strong season on the gridiron has brought postseason honors for area players. Coaches from around the state met this morning at the Mississippi Association of Coaches office in Jackson to announce the annual rosters for the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game and the Bernard Blackwell All-Star game. (more…) (October 17, 2012, Page 6)
Water Valley senior Jeoffrey Gordon has been banged up for most of the season. Friday, the Blue Devil running back showed what he can do when he gets a chance to crack the starting lineup at close to full health.
In Water Valley’s 33-13 victory at Nettleton, Gordon racked up 205 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries. (October 16, 2012, Page 6)
Facing a one-win Nettleton Tigers program that has fallen on hard times as of late, and with perennial power Aberdeen on the horizon, the visiting Blue Devils came out flat in the Region 2-3A showdown. (more…) (October 15, 2012, Page 4B)
BLOG: NETTLETON — The Blue Devils overcame a premature deficit and sluggish start to knock off the Nettleton Tigers 33-13 Friday night. (more…) (October 13, 2012)
The Tigers enter Friday’s matchup in the midst of a major rebuild.
Nettleton (1-7 overall, 1-1 Region 2-3A) has had a tough go of it this season under new head coach Mike Scott, who replaced Jack Clark seven months ago. (October 11, 2012, Page 8)
Oxford’s success on defense this season can be attributed to the play of many standout players. Against Lake Cormorant last Friday specifically, senior Jarquis Adams recorded nine tackles, three tackles for a loss and one sack in the Chargers’ 26-0 win. It was the second time this year the ninth-ranked Chargers have earned a shutout and absolutely stoned an opponent from a yardage standpoint. (Lake Cormorant had negative 11 yards at the half). Adams’ play earned him this week’s Player of the Week honors, his first this season. (October 9, 2012, Page 6)