Stamps Impressed with Mississippi State D

Five games into the season, the Vikings of Warren Central have surrendered just four touchdowns. Undefeated on the season, the Vikes have shown that they are a team to be taken seriously. Mississippi State verbal Chris Stamps has been one of the leaders on and off the field. The talented corner is pleased with his team's unblemished start, but reports he is not surprised.

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"We had a lot of seniors coming back this year and that's been the strength of our defense," said Stamps. "It was really just about getting our young guys settled.

"We just needed to teach them the defense and get them on the same page with us.

"It's working out pretty well for us now."

Last week, Warren Central knocked off Northwest Rankin 21-13 win to earn their first win in district play. The Vikings will be on the road this week in search of a 2-0 district start at Greenville High.

"We have watched film on them and they have a big right tackle that they like to run behind," said Stamps. "They are not a real strong passing team, but we aren't taking any of that for granted.

"We are preparing to go play our best game. If you just show up and don't respect people, you have a bad game and you get beat."

Stamps' current and future team, Mississippi State, are both undefeated on the 2014 season, so he has had a lot to feel good about.

"I have watched just about every Mississippi State game," said Stamps. "I missed the South Alabama game, but I have seen all of the other ones.

"They are having a great year and it's fun to watch them.

"Dak Prescott is a great player and a great leader. He is putting them on his back and winning games."

As a future Bulldog defender, Stamps is more than just a casual observer of Geoff Collins' unit.

"The defensive line has really stood out," explained Stamps. "They put a lot of pressure on the other teams.

"The secondary play hasn't always been that impressive, but it's a long season.

"They have a lot of time to get those things fixed and have a great year too."

When Texas A&M visits Mississippi State this weekend, Stamps will be on hand to cheer for the Bulldogs in person.

"I am going to the game and it's going to be my first game," said Stamps. "I just want to see the atmosphere and just see how things are on gameday.

"It's a big SEC match-up with the #6 team in the country coming in. I know it's going to be a great game.

"I expect Mississippi State to win the game. I feel like the defense is going to do some good things, but I think State wins in a shootout."


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