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Shumpert reflects on first season at MSU, handling local celebrity

DORSEY – As the time ticked off in the second half of the Dorsey and Belmont boys basketball game last Thursday, a group of six or seven Belmont girls inched towards a guy standing beside the Dorsey bleachers. “Is that him?” one of the the girls asked the group. “I don’t know, why don’t you […]

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Shumpert adjusting to life as a Bulldog

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Special to the Times The adjustment from high school to college is a big leap for any student.  The adjustment from high school football to college football is an even bigger leap. Adjusting from high school football to SEC football, however, is in a league all its own. Former Itawamba AHS standout […]

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Shumpert scores twice in college debut

By LOGAN LOWERY Special to The Times STARKVILLE – Mississippi State true freshman Ashton Shumpert made the trip to Houston last week but did not see the field. It turns out the former Tupelo and Itawamba AHS standout running back was waiting to make his debut back in his home state. Shumpert did so in […]

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Former Indians Shumpert, Miller compete for playing time in the SEC

FULTON – When playing for Itawamba AHS, former Indians Maikhail Miller and Ashton Shumpert drew coaches and fans from all over the area as two of North Mississippi’s top  college prospects of the 2011 and 2013 recruiting classes. Interestingly, the 2013 season will see the former teammates turn rivals as Miller will suit up in […]

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No signing day drama for Shumpert

FULTON – There was plenty of signing day drama in North Mississippi but not in the case of Itawamba AHS 4-star running back Ashton Shumpert. As expected, Shumpert signed with Mississippi State Wednesday after being committed to the Bulldogs since Jan. 7. “I have been waiting on this day for a long time,” Shumpert said. […]

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Shumpert signs with Mississippi State

Itawamba AHS 4-star running back Ashton Shumpert signed a national letter of intent with Mississippi State today in a ceremony held at the school. “I have been waiting on this day for a long time,” Shumpert said. “I’m glad to get the signing over so we can finally get back to business.” Shumpert rushed for […]

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Journal writers share their memorable high school football moments

We asked the nine writers who covered most of the high school football games for the Journal this fall to share their most memorable moments: More than Fair Starkville defensive end David Fair, Jr. suffered a torn knee ligament (ACL) – the third of his high school career – early this season. His two options […]

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Houston DE Jones adds a star, gains MVP honors

By BRANDON SPECK NEMS Daily Journal MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Houston defensive end Chris Jones went into Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic week as a 4-star defensive end. He picked up a fifth star from 247Sports on Friday. He also took home the Mississippi MVP trophy after he picked up eight tackles, a sack and three tackles for […]

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