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Blue Devils Dominate Bruce, Remain Undefeated

Dre McCray (left) made a diving tackle to stop a Trojan player as Kameron Sayles closes in for the assist in Friday’s game. The Blue Devils won, 42-0. – Photos by Leslie Brooks

Keldrick McIntosh has plenty of running room as he takes it to the endzone on a 54-yard pass.

By Mack Gordon

 Sports Reporter

BRUCE – The Water Valley Blue Devils looked absolutely dominant as they defeated the Bruce Trojans 42-0, last Friday night. The win improved the Blue Devils to (4-0) on the season, with their third straight win of 35 points or more. 

The Blue Devils were dominate on the ground and through the air, scoring three touchdowns in each of the first two quarters to put the game out of reach early. 

Tay Rucker kicked the scoring off with a 15-yard rushing touchdown, giving the Blue Devils an early 7-0 lead. Blayne Clark would get the Water Valley passing attack going on the next drive, connecting with Bud Tolbert on a 49 yard touchdown strike. 

The Water Valley defense would join in on the scoring fun on the ensuing Bruce drive as Bud Tolbert caught a wayward pass and carried it 90 yards for the interception return touchdown, extending the lead to 21-0 following Jon Surrette’s extra point attempt. 

Jacob Truss would score on the next Water Valley drive, strolling in from 27 yards out. Truss’ rushing touchdown extending the Blue Devils lead out to 28-0, with 11:50 remaining in the second quarter. Clark would hit Keldric McIntosh on a 54-yard touchdown strike on the next offensive possession.

The final score of the night would come with 5:20 left in the second quarter. As Blayne Clark found Bud Tolbert again, on a 21 yard touchdown, to make it a 42-0 Blue Devil lead. Water Valley and Bruce would both go scoreless in the second half. 

Water Valley has outscored opponents 166-20 through their first four games of the 2018 season, as the Blue Devils are off to one of the most dominant starts in all of Mississippi. 

The Blue Devils will be back at home this week, taking on another Calhoun County team, as the Calhoun City Wildcats (2-2) travel to Bobby Clark field. Calhoun City has defeated Water Valley the past four years in a row. 

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