Devils At Home Friday Night

Water Valley vs Nettleton

By Bobby Murphree

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

• RECORDS: WV 2-3 (0-0)  Nettleton  5-1 (0-0)

• SERIES: Tied at 2-2-0

• FIRST MEETING: 1987 WV won 21-6

• LAST MEETING: 2006 Nettleton won 21-6

• LAST WEEK: WV lost to Independence 6-7, Nettleton beat Bruce 29-12

• TV: Cable Channel 57 (Delay) starting 11:am Saturday thru Sunday

• RADIO: WTMN 105.5 mhz. 7 p.m.

• TEAM COMPARISONS: WV averages 20.2 on offense, and gives up 14.2 on defense. Nettleton averages 26.2 on offenses and gives up 16.8 on defense.

• NOTABLES: WV looses for only the second time at homecoming since 1988. The last loss was in 2001 against East Webster. The 13 total points scored in this year’s homecoming game was the lowest since 8 points were scored in a 6-2 loss to Coffeeville in 1986. WV & Nettleton first played in 1987, when the Devils beat the Tigers in the Sweet Potato Bowl in Vardaman. Both teams were members of 2-3A in 1991 & 1992. The last meeting resulted in a 21-6 loss to Nettleton in the first round of the 2006 Class 3A play-offs. This is the first district game for both teams.  Note: Kick-off time is now at 7 p.m.

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