The first high school football game may still be 64 days away, but area teams are already gearing up for the 2012 season through various passing leagues. The annual 7-on-7 workouts at Oxford High School were supposed to have started the first Monday in June, but rain the past two weeks postponed the first set of games at Bobby Holcomb Field until this past Wednesday.
Two Oxford teams competed against Water Valley, Marshall Academy, Charleston and Potts Camp in the late afternoon trying to get the rust off and in some sort of shape heading into the annual O-Zone Classic 7-on-7 tournament this weekend at FNC Park. (June 14, 2012, Page 7)
The following is Friday’s round robin schedule for the 2012 O-Zone Classic 7-on-7 football tournament held at FNC Park. Saturday the teams will begin the double-elimination portion of the tournament: (more…) (June 12, 2012, Page 9)
WATER VALLEY — Brad Embry and his football staff gave their DVD player in the Water Valley fieldhouse a workout this spring. In an effort to find out who could help the Blue Devils in 2012, Embry evaluated film on almost 80 players following the end of spring drills on May 10. The end result of the evaluation was positive moving forward, Embry said, and several newcomers impressed. (May 23, 2012, Page 7A)
Former Water Valley head boys basketball and track coach Murray Dixon will be inducted into the Mississippi Valley State Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday in Itta Bena. Dixon, who was also an assistant football coach at WVHS, played along the offensive and defensive lines at MVSU from 1961-1965. He was voted All SWAC in 1963 and 1964 and was also a team captain. Dixon served as an assistant principal, coach and science teacher from 1968-2007. (more…) (April 12, 2012, Page 8)
BLOG: Monday night proved to be everything it was being billed as — and even a little more for various reasons (the appearance of Oxford’s mounted police, for starters). (more…) (January 31, 2012)
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.
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)
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)