"Not only did the older players have to step up, but the younger guys had to step up and be leaders on our team," said Champion of the 2014 Callaway team. "Everybody had to do their part."
The Chargers made a run at the state title in 2013 and 2014 was a bit of a rebuilding year for "C-Way".
Champion is doing his part to represent CHS and the state of Mississippi this week in the annual border war with the All-Stars from Alabama.
"This has been good and really fun," said Champion. "It has been good to be around some of the other guys that are going to Mississippi State. We are having a good time being around each other.
"It means a lot to represent your home state. It's like they all believed in me and now I get the chance to do something for the state."
Mississippi State remains Champion's school of choice and he reports no plans to consider other programs.
"I haven't set up my official yet, but I am solid with Mississippi State," said Champion. "They are the only school I am really talking to now."