All Quiet on the Shumpert Front

William Shumpert made some big plays for the IAHS Indians the past few years. The talented Shumpert's Indian career came to an end this past Friday night after a 28-14 loss to Noxubee County.

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"I think we had a pretty good season," said William. "Our secondary was real young this year, but we did okay. We lost to Noxubee and they are a pretty good team. We messed up on a lot of plays against them and we could have done a lot better."

Shumpert will line up in the offensive backfield for the next four years at Mississippi State, but he will get one more chance to chase down ball carriers as a defensive tackle next month.

William was named to the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star game roster last week.

"I am looking forward to that," said the hard hitting Shumpert. "It is a big honor to play in that game. I think we have a good chance to win."

Shumpert is excited about the 37 man roster and the amount of talent the team will take to Mobile.

"I am looking forward to getting to know all of those guys when we get over there," said William. "I think we are going to be pretty good especially on defense. We have some playmakers on offense too."

The 4A standout pledged his allegiance to the home state MSU Bulldogs this summer and has remained steadfast in that commitment despite the pursuit of other programs.

Shumpert hopes to add the missing ingredient to the Bulldogs' offensive production next year.

"I am still with Mississippi State," said William. "I am not really talking to anybody else anymore. I know State has had a tough year this year on offense. There is a little something missing.

"I think Tyler Russell is going to help. He has good size. He can see over the line and see the receivers down the field. I think he is going to help us."

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