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Blue Devil Homecoming Friday Night

Water Valley Vs. Independence

By Bobby Murphree

• WHEN, WHERE:  Friday,  7:30 p.m. Bobby Clark Field.

• RECORDS: WV 2-2 (0-0)  Independence 2-3 (0-0)

• SERIES: WV leads 18-12-1

• FIRST MEETING: 1968 Independence won 19-7

• LAST MEETING:  2008 WV won 26-22

• LAST WEEK: WV lost to North Pontotoc 16 – 14, Independence lost to New Albany 35 – 0.

• TV: Cable Channel 57 (Delay) starting 11 a.m. Saturday thru Sunday

• RADIO: WTMN 105.5 mhz. 7:30 p.m.

• TEAM COMPARISONS: WV averages 23.7 on offense, and gives up 16.0 on defense. Independence averages 26.4 on offense and gives up 26.8 on defense.

• NOTABLES: The Devil loss last weekend was the first in school history to North Pontotoc. The Cougars now have wins over three 2-3A teams. WV has won the last 16 of 18 games in the series against Independence. The Devils and Wildcats are former members of the Tri-Lake Conference, Division 2A, 2-3A, and 3-3A. This will be WV’s last non-district game of the season. The Devils are 2-1-1 against the Tate County school in September.

• HOMECOMING NOTES: WV is 0-2 in homecoming games against the Wildcats. The Devils are 20-1 in the last 21 games. The last homecoming loss was 31-17 defeat to East Webster in 2001. Water Valley’s all-time homecoming record is 44-13.

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