WATER VALLEY — Midway through the second quarter of Water Valley’s opener against Independence, Jarard Williams had an 80-yard touchdown run called back only to see teammate E.J. Bounds rip off an 81-yard touchdown run of his own on the next play. (more…) (August 20, 2012, Page 3B)
BLOG: It’s hard to imagine the Blue Devils could have started their 2012 season in a more impressive fashion.
Friday night, Water Valley cruised to a lopsided 41-0 victory over Independence at Bobby Clark Field with all of the game’s points coming before halftime.
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During the course of the summer, the Blue Devils have worked hard to prepare for this opener, showing up at summer workouts, participating in 7-on-7s and hustling through intense practices. (more…) (August 16, 2012, Page 4B)
WATER VALLEY — The Water Valley Blue Devils’ football team shook off some rust before its season opener against Independence with a 14-0 win against Vardaman on Friday night at Bobby Clark Field. (more…) (August 13, 2012, Page 8)
WATER VALLEY —The football season is finally right around the corner. After going through two-a-days, 7-on-7 drills and summer workouts, the Water Valley Blue Devils can finally begin to smell the fresh cut grass and hear the Friday night crowd.
Today the Blue Devils will host Vardaman in their annual jamboree game.
The exhibition at Clark Field is set for a 7:30 start and will consist of two 20-minute quarters before a junior varsity exhibition. (August 10, 2012, Page 6A)
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)
A summer of hard work is about to turn into true practices for area high school football teams. With the season opener three weeks away, Lafayette, Oxford and Water Valley will begin practices for the 2012 season Monday. In Lafayette’s case, the first practice under first-year coach Eric Robertson comes Monday morning at 8. (July 27, 2012, Page 6A)
Water Valley offensive lineman Taylor Edwards didn’t expect to be playing at a Division I school when he first started playing football. Even though he has the size (6-foot-4, 280 pounds), strength and athletic ability college recruiters are looking for, Edwards didn’t think it was possible he would earn an athletic scholarship. His mindset changed this spring when Troy University offered him a scholarship. After visiting the Troy campus a couple of times and camping at some other schools such as Louisiana-Monroe, UAB and Memphis, Edwards decided Troy was the best fit for him in the future. (June 26, 2012, Page 6)
Water Valley didn’t have an easy draw in the third annual O-Zone Classic 7-on-7.
The first high school football game may still be 64 days away, but area teams are already gearing up for the 2012 season through various passing leagues. The annual 7-on-7 workouts at Oxford High School were supposed to have started the first Monday in June, but rain the past two weeks postponed the first set of games at Bobby Holcomb Field until this past Wednesday.
Two Oxford teams competed against Water Valley, Marshall Academy, Charleston and Potts Camp in the late afternoon trying to get the rust off and in some sort of shape heading into the annual O-Zone Classic 7-on-7 tournament this weekend at FNC Park. (June 14, 2012, Page 7)