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Conard, Jackson headed to Itawamba C.C.

After putting on a show for four years at Water Valley’s Death Valley, the hard-hitting Blue Devil duo of Chris Conard and C.J. Jackson announced in front of a packed house at Irie on the Square on Monday that they would be taking their abilities to Itawamba Community College.

The cornerback and linebacker have been integral parts of Water Valley’s “Wrecking Crew” defensive unit for the better part of four seasons. (more…) (January 31, 2012, Page 10)

Rebels land huge commit in Ward

Newly hired Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze received the biggest boost to his 2012 recruiting class Thursday night when Aberdeen’s Channing Ward picked the Rebels.

The 6-foot-4, 255-pound Ward chose Ole Miss over offers from Mississippi State, Alabama, Auburn and LSU. Ward made his non-binding, verbal commitment during the second quarter of the annual Under Armour All-America Football Game played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., and broadcast live on ESPN. (more…) (January 6, 2012, Page 6A)

Alabama stymies Mississippi offense

MONTGOMERY, Ala. —Hindered by a slow start and an inability to get any consistency on offense, Mississippi fell to Alabama 31-12 in the 25th edition of the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game on Saturday at the Cramton Bowl. (more…) (December 12, 2011, Page 6)

WV’s Embry enjoying prep for Ala-Miss game

Brad Embry will be coaching receivers this weekend.

No, the Water Valley head coach has not been demoted. Just the opposite.

Embry is representing the Blue Devils in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game, coaching the receivers for Team Mississippi. (December 8, 2011, Page 6)

Jackson named 2-3A Player of the Year by region’s coaches

When coaches talk amongst themselves, there’s often two types of players that come up, players they identify by their number and then there’s players that are discussed by name. (more…) (December 2, 2011, Page 6A)

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)

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