SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2012
FOOTBALL JOURNAL 2012
Itawamba welcomes back prodigal RB Shumpert in at quarterback as soon as he returned. He doesn’t have to do it all for the InAshton Shumpert is glad to be back dians, who went 7-4 last season and lost home. And the Itawamba AHS commu- at Cleveland in the first round of the nity is pretty happy about it too. playoffs. The 4-star running back/defensive Tyler Dossett returns at quarterback, back spent his freshman season with where he started 10 of 11 games last the Indians, who made it to the North fi- season and threw for 1,205 yards. nals against Lafayette. Charles Moore, another senior, rushed Lafayette won the game but IAHS was for 1,312 yards. the last team to beat the Commodores “We do have a lot of weapons,” in the regular season, Sept. 11 of that Shumpert said. “They don’t have to use 2009 season. me every time. They can use me as a Shumpert then transferred to Tupelo decoy.” as a sophomore. Since then, he’s become one of the country’s premier reLEADING THE WAY cruits. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder’s Coaches have lauded his leadership offers include Alabama, Georgia, Ole skills on the football field and on the Miss, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State basketball court. and Vanderbilt. Georgia is likely the next The spotlight is bright but has been for visit he takes. a while. Shumpert takes it in stride and “I’m still open to everybody. I’m still has never been accused of letting the atlooking at everybody,” Shumpert said. “I tention affect any aspect of his game, live don’t have a four or three or anything.” or in practice. It will be as bright as ever Last season, the two-time Daily Jour- this season, with a pending decision on nal All-Area team selection rushed for where to play college football. 929 yards and eight touchdowns as a “It’s real fun. I’m blessed,” Shumpert tailback/quarterback. He missed three said. “A whole lot more kids would do games with a leg injury suffered on his anything to be doing this. I’m taking it first carry of a jamboree, then had to fill all in and I’m real thankful for it.” BY BRANDON SPECK
ZACH ADAMS | THE ITAWAMBA COUNTY TIMES
Ashton Shumpert, a Clarion Ledger’s Dandy Dozen pick, has scholarship offers from Alabama, Georgia, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State and Vanderbilt. Shumpert is back at Itawamba AHS after two seasons at Tupelo.
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