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Brad Embry

Russo hired to turn around IHS

Long-time Water Valley defensive coordinator Richard Russo has accepted the head coach position at Independence.

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)

Seven Blue Devils sign to play college football

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.

 (February 6, 2013, Page 9)

Fleming pledges to play for Alcorn State

Never one of the more vocal Blue Devils, Devin Fleming let his hitting on the gridiron do his talking.

Alcorn State took notice and last weekend the standout Water Valley football player verbally committed to the Braves. (more…) (February 5, 2013, Page 7)

Water Valley experiences Delta blues with loss to East Side HS

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)

New-Look Trojans present same challenge

The Water Valley Blue Devils will look to avoid a déjà vu experience Friday when they travel to play Cleveland-East Side in the second round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs. (more…) (November 8, 2012, Page 9)

Water Valley catches Cougars, advances for rematch at East Side

WATER VALLEY — The Water Valley Blue Devils kept their season alive Friday night as they defeated the North Panola Cougars 41-22 in the first round of the MHSAA Class 3A Playoffs. (November 5, 2012, Page 2B)

Mustangs can’t catch Water Valley

WATER VALLEY — A cold night didn’t stop Water Valley from starting hot, as the Blue Devils defeated Mantachie 56-3 Friday on senior night at Bobby Clark Field to close out the regular season. (more…) (October 29, 2012, Page 4B)

Area squads set to face region rivals

With the end of the regular season rapidly approaching, all three area football teams are jostling for region and post-season positioning tonight.
Water Valley probably headlines the area’s action with a road test at Aberdeen, while Oxford (8-0 overall, 4-0 Region 1-5A) hosts 1-5A foe Saltillo and Lafayette welcomes 2-4A rival Senatobia to William L. Buford Stadium.
All three games are set for 7 p.m. kickoffs. Oxford’s game can be heard on 95.5 FM, while Water Valley’s will be broadcast on 105.5 FM and Lafayette’s on 93.7 FM. (October 19, 2012, Page 6A)

WV-Aberdeen game to decide Region 2-3A title

WATER VALLEY — The Water Valley footbal coaching staff doesn’t have to say much to its players about its upcoming game against Aberdeen.

Last year, the Blue Devils knocked off the visiting Bulldogs 20-14 and in doing so earned the Region 2-3A title. (more…) (October 18, 2012, Page 8)

8th-grade Devils complete undefeated season

WATER VALLEY — The Water Valley eighth-grade football team put a dominating book end on a special season Tuesday. (more…) (October 17, 2012, Page 7)

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