All three area football teams officially enter the must-win portion of their respective seasons tonight.
While the Lafayette Commodores and Water Valley Blue Devils open their playoff schedules hosting Leake Central and Laflore County, the Oxford Chargers close out their regular season with a win-or-go-home matchup against Clarksdale.
All games are set for 7 p.m. (November 4, 2011, Page 10A)
Boasting a 9-2 overall record, and its first region championship since 2000, the Water Valley football team will host Leflore County in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs on Friday. (November 3, 2011, Page 9)
A week after knocking off Aberdeen to claim the top spot in Region 2-3A, the Blue Devils continued their winning ways with a 42-6 road-thrashing of Mantachie on Friday night to close out the regular season. (more…) (October 31, 2011, Page 4B)
SPORTS BLOG: MANTACHIE — The Water Valley Blue Devils remained undefeated in Region 2-3A with a 42-6 road-win over Mantachie Friday night. (more…) (October 28, 2011)
Plenty will be on the line tonight for both the Oxford Chargers and Water Valley Blue Devils football teams.
While the Chargers host West Point in a game that’s as close to a must win as possible, the Blue Devils look to conclude their regular season with a win at Mantachie. (more…) (October 28, 2011, Page 8A)
Coming off of the biggest regular season victory in 11 years, the Water Valley football team buckled down and emphasized remaining focused during this week’s practices leading up to Friday’s regular season finale at Mantachie.
Having locked up the school’s first region title since 2000, it would be easy for the Blue Devils to overlook the 2-7 Mustangs, but according to head coach Brad Embry, his squad has remained focused on finishing the season strong. (October 27, 2011, Page 6)
BLOG: Unable to make it to any of the area’s sporting events this weekend? No worries. The Oxford EAGLE’s sports staff, headed up by all-world photographer Bruce Newman, attempts to capture the area’s biggest events in photographs each and every weekend.
Below are links to photo galleries from the Lafayette-Senatobia football game, the Oxford-Saltillo football game, the Water Valley-Aberdeen football game and the Ole Miss-Arkansas football game (plus pictures from The Grove)
(more…) (October 24, 2011)
Fresh off of winning last year’s EAGLE Player of the Year honor after helping to lead Lafayette to the school’s first Class 4A title, Dennis has shown no signs this season of wear and tear. (more…) (October 18, 2011, Page 9)
WATER VALLEY — The Blue Devils remained undefeated in Region 2-3A as they defeated the Nettleton Tigers 53-7 Friday night at Bobby Clark Field. As the squad broke the post-game huddle, there were plenty of grins and rambunctious shouts of Blue Devil pride.
Tonight will be a busy evening for the area’s prep football teams.
While Lafayette will be hosting the New Albany Bulldogs in a battle for first place in Region 2-4A, the Water Valley Blue Devils will be hosting an athletic Nettleton Tigers team and the Oxford Chargers will be hosting a throwback Hernando Tigers squad for Homecoming.
All games are set to kickoff at 7. Lafayette’s game will be broadcast on 93.7 FM, Water Valley’s on 105.5 FM and Oxford’s on 95.5 FM as well as 102.1 FM. (October 14, 2011, Page 6A)