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Blue Devel Junior High Action

Eighth grade Blue Devil Jarvis Carson hones in as he prepares to tackle a Strayhorn runner. The eighth graders recorded their first victory last Thursday. – Photo by Claudia Anthony

Eighth grade Blue Devil Devin Fleming watches the call as he crosses into the end zone to complete a two-point conversion. The team defeated Strayhorn last Thursday. – Photo by Claudia Anthony

Seventh grade Blue Devils E.J. Bounds (right) and K.J. Lee (left) combine on the tackle last Thursday against Strayhorn. – Photo by Claudia Anthony

Dakendrick Gooch scrambles to recover a fumble as teammate Dalton Pruett (background) looks on. – Photo by Claudia Anthony

Staff Report

Water Valley’s seventh and eighth grade team defeated Coffeeville, 22-0, while the Blue Devil junior varsity lost to the Lafayette Commodores, 36-13, in action Tuesday evening.

   The seventh grade team entered the inter-county rivalry undefeated after defeating Pope 32 – 0, Oxford 28 – 14, Lafayette 24 – 0 and Strayhorn 24 – 0.

    “We are a very athletic team,” reported Seventh Grade Coach Clint Faust, who has five years experience coaching in Water Valley. “We are probably one of the most athletic teams in the last four years,” Faust added.

    In eighth grade action, Coach Brad Embry said his squad was showing significant improvement since the first practice. His comments come after a 30 – 0 shutout last Thursday against Strayhorn.

    The Strayhorn victory gave the eighth grade Blue Devil squad their first win of the season. Embry said his young squad was a little “over-powered” in recent games against Oxford and Lafayette, but his team played the Pope Bulldogs a “good, close game.

    “We are getting another group of eighth graders ready to compete at the high school level,”the coach said.

    Embry said Tuesday he is working to reschedule several games, including a match against Bruce and Senatobia, that were rained out. No definite dates have been set for the rain dates, but the coach reported the season could be winding down.

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