Football Season Kicks Off Here Friday

The varsity cheerleading squad cheering the Blue Devils this year include (bottom row, from left) Kristen Smith, Mary Claire Kimzey, Larkin Gardner and Caryle Washington; (middle row) Karly Adams, Chasity Poyner, AK Burress, Taylor Anne Trusty and Katelin Byars; (top row) Gracie Adams, Ally Avant, Jaqiyha Sims, Addey Welch, Katelyn Stanford and Britney Wilbourn. – Photo Leslie Brooks

Water Valley versus Eupora

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

o RECORDS: WV 0-0 (0-0), Eupora  0-0 (0-0)

o SERIES: Eupora leads 8-2-0

o FIRST MEETING:  1981 Eupora won 41-0

o LAST MEETING:   2008 Eupora won 28-12

o TV: Cable Channel 97 (Delay) starting 11 a.m. Saturday thru Sunday

o RADIO: WQLJ 105.5 mhz. 7 p.m.

o TEAM COMPARISONS: (2014) WV averages 31.7 on offense and gives up 31.7 on defense. Eupora averages 33.5 on offense and gives up 19.2 on defense.

o NOTABLES: The Eagles have won the last seven meetings. Last win over Eupora was a 30-0 victory in 1996. Both teams were members of Class 2-2A in 2001-04 and 2007-08. Coach Brad Embry needs four more wins to tie former Devil head coach Terry Allen with 66 wins. Embry’s overall record at Water Valley is 62-27-0 ranking fourth with the most wins in Blue Devil history. The Devils are 43-27-1 in season openers.

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