Tough pre-regional schedules are the rule rather than the exception for Oxford, Lafayette and Water Valley high schools as they open their 2013 slates tonight. Oxford hosts defending MAIS champion Jackson Prep, Class 4A Lafayette travels to Class 6A Tupelo and Class 3A Water Valley plays at defending Region 2-4A champion New Albany. All three games have 7 p.m. kickoffs and can be heard on local radio stations. (August 23, 2013, Page 7A)
Water Valley football coach Brad Embry is pleased with the progress his program has made and said that the Blue Devils are ready to take on larger classification schools in early games in an effort to get better as the season goes along. The Blue Devils travel to Class 4A New Albany this Friday night. (August 22, 2013, Page 7)
WATER VALLEY — There’s no such thing as an off-season anymore. You’re either in-season or your training to be in-season.
Once football season concludes, winter workouts start. Then there’s the spring season. Once summer rolls around, 7-on-7 “season” clicks into high gear to fill the gaps between workouts. (more…) (August 6, 2013, Page 6)
High schoolers from around the state, and some even further, got their first look at the Ole Miss football program and facilities Saturday when they attended the Hugh Freeze/Ole Miss Rebels 7-on-7 passing camp. (more…) (June 10, 2013, Page 8)
Brad Embry believes he has found the right fit with Water Valley High’s next defensive coordinator.
Looking for someone to take over for recently hired Independence head coach Richard Russo, Embry said he had a list of attributes he was looking for which made former Cathedral defensive coordinator Jeff Roberts a perfect match.
Russo, who has been on head coach Brad Embry’s staff since arriving in Water Valley in 2008, said he officially accepted the Wildcats’ position last Tuesday but just yesterday began spreading the word. (March 19, 2013, Page 8)
Today was a proud day for Water Valley head football coach Brad Embry. At approximately 7:30 a.m., seven Blue Devil seniors signed National Letters of Intent to play college football; longtime commit Taylor Edwards signed with Troy and recent pledge Devin Fleming signed with Alcorn State.
On the junior college level, Rowdy Williams and Denzel Jones signed with Northeast Mississippi Community College, Justin McCammon and Q. Bailey signed with Northwest Mississippi Community College and Jeoffrey Gordon signed with Itawamba Community College.
CLEVELAND — The Water Valley Blue Devils entered the “birthplace of blues” last Friday night and now have the experience to write their own song filled with heartache and sorrow.
For the second consecutive season, a loss to Cleveland East Side ended Water Valley’s run in the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs, as the Trojans defeated the Blue Devils 26-24 in their second round matchup at Leroy Byars Field. (more…) (November 12, 2012, Page 5B)