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Brad Embry

Turnovers, East Side end Water Valley’s season

WATER VALLEY — Turnovers finally caught up to the Blue Devils.

In the first two rounds of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs, Water Valley turned the ball over numerous times but was able to persevere and advance. (more…) (November 21, 2011, Page 3B)

Blue Devils face balanced team in East Side Trojans

Water Valley’s playoff push for its first state title since 1990 won’t get any easier on Friday when the Blue Devils host East Side.

The Trojans currently own the state’s third-longest active winning streak at 13 games and defeated Booneville 40-14 last weekend to advance to the third round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs. (November 17, 2011, Page 6)

Devils exorcise demons, eliminate Winona

WATER VALLEY — Friday night was a satisfying night for the Water Valley football team on multiple levels.

Not only did the Blue Devils advance to the third round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs with a 23-14 victory at Bobby Clark Field, but they also exorcised some demons by eliminating the same Winona Tigers that ended their 2010 season. (November 14, 2011, Page 3B)

‘Dores, Devils host playoff games tonight

After lopsided round-one wins last weekend, the Blue Devils and Commodores head into tonight’s contests against Winona and Greenwood with different — but similar — motives.

While No. 1 Lafayette blew out the Bulldogs in their Week 2 meeting 42-0 and are hoping they can have a repeat performance, Water Valley hosts the Tigers looking to avenge last season’s 10-7 playoff loss. (more…) (November 11, 2011, Page 6A)

Blue Devils looking to avenge loss to Tigers

Last year the Winona Tigers ended Water Valley’s season early… too early if you ask the Blue Devils.

Because of redistricting, the former regional foes have not had a chance to play one another until Friday, when the two schools will square off in the second round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs. (more…) (November 10, 2011, Page 6)

Playoffs start for WV, LHS tonight; OHS needs to win

All three area football teams officially enter the must-win portion of their respective seasons tonight.

While the Lafayette Commodores and Water Valley Blue Devils open their playoff schedules hosting Leake Central and Laflore County, the Oxford Chargers close out their regular season with a win-or-go-home matchup against Clarksdale.

All games are set for 7 p.m. (November 4, 2011, Page 10A)

Devils looking to utilize momentum in 3A opener

The Blue Devils are hoping their recent momentum carries over into the postseason.

Boasting a 9-2 overall record, and its first region championship since 2000, the Water Valley football team will host Leflore County in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs on Friday. (November 3, 2011, Page 9)

WVHS closes out regular season with win

MANTACHIE—The Water Valley Blue Devils showed no signs of slowing down — even when they are not playing their best.

A week after knocking off Aberdeen to claim the top spot in Region 2-3A, the Blue Devils continued their winning ways with a 42-6 road-thrashing of Mantachie on Friday night to close out the regular season. (more…) (October 31, 2011, Page 4B)

Chargers host important game with West Point

Plenty will be on the line tonight for both the Oxford Chargers and Water Valley Blue Devils football teams.

While the Chargers host West Point in a game that’s as close to a must win as possible, the Blue Devils look to conclude their regular season with a win at Mantachie. (more…) (October 28, 2011, Page 8A)

WV Blue Devils looking to finish regular season strong

Coming off of the biggest regular season victory in 11 years, the Water Valley football team buckled down and emphasized remaining focused during this week’s practices leading up to Friday’s regular season finale at Mantachie.

Having locked up the school’s first region title since 2000, it would be easy for the Blue Devils to overlook the 2-7 Mustangs, but according to head coach Brad Embry, his squad has remained focused on finishing the season strong. (October 27, 2011, Page 6)

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