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Richard Russo

WVHS trying to keep pace atop 2-3A standings

Water Valley was pushed as hard as it has been in any win this season last week at North Panola. Other than a six-point victory over Bruce, the Blue Devils’ 28-12 triumph was their smallest margin of victory. (October 24, 2013, Page 8)

Roberts hired to lead Wrecking Crew

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.

 (May 3, 2013, Page 10A)

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)

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)

Devils overcome sluggish start

NETTLETON — Water Valley learned an important lesson Friday night.

Facing a one-win Nettleton Tigers program that has fallen on hard times as of late, and with perennial power Aberdeen on the horizon, the visiting Blue Devils came out flat in the Region 2-3A showdown. (more…) (October 15, 2012, Page 4B)

Water Valley trounces Troopers

WATER VALLEY — The Blue Devils and head coach Brad Embry had two main objectives heading into Friday’s Region 2-3A opener against Mooreville: Get the win and stay healthy.

Unfortunately, Water Valley only achieved one of those goals. (more…) (October 1, 2012, Page 5B)

WVMS splits with Charleston

WATER VALLEY — The Water Valley Middle School football squads earned a split against regional foe Charleston on Tuesday evening at Bobby Clark Field.

While the seventh-grade squad came up just short, losing to the Tigers 18-14, the eight-grade Blue Devils earned an impressive 12-0 victory. (September 26, 2012, Page 7)

Bailey tackles Jaguars to earn POW honor

The Blue Devils took care of business Friday, routing the visiting J.Z. George Jaguars 61-6.

Leading Water Valley’s defensive unit was senior Q. Bailey, who racked up 15 tackles in the first half before being pulled for reserves.

Bailey’s 15 tackles in just two quarters was a rare feat that veteran defensive coordinator Richard Russo has never seen. (September 25, 2012, Page 7)

WVHS Blue Devils cage Jags at home

The Water Valley Blue Devils took care of business in their final non-region game of the season Friday, cruising to a 61-6 victory over J.Z. George at Bobby Clark Field.

The Blue Devils (5-1 overall) excelled in all facets of the game, accumulating 449 total yards of offense, while limiting the Jaguars (2-4) to just 172 total yards. (September 24, 2012, Page 5B)

Railroad Trophy remains stationed in Water Valley

COFFEEVILLE — The Water Valley Blue Devils left little doubt who was the better squad in the Railroad Trophy Rivalry Game Friday at Coffeeville.

The visitors in blue and white found the end zone three unanswered times to open the 49-13 victory and never allowed the Pirates to get within 14 points. (August 27, 2012, Page 1B)

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