By NEMS Daily Journal
MSU’s offense impressed IAHS star back Shumpert
Itawamba AHS 4-star running back Ashton Shumpert, who was named Wednesday to the 2012 Mississippi roster for the Alabama-Mississipppi All-Star Classic, took in Mississippi State’s win over Tennessee last Saturday.
“The offense really jumped out,” Shumpert said. “They looked really balanced and the defense played pretty good too against Tennessee’s pass game.”
Shumpert talked with Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze and Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen this week. He lists his offers as Georgia, Purdue, Alabama, Alcorn State, Vanderbilt, Oklahoma State, Southern Miss, Memphis, Mississippi State and Ole Miss.
Georgia and Vanderbilt are high on the list of official visits he wants to take before the season ends.
Shumpert said Freeze and Mullen talked with him this week about Itawamba’s game at Amory, the deciding game for the Division 1-4A championship.
“I expect it to be a big atmosphere. There are some big-time players,” Shumpert said. “It could be a lot of points put up or it could be low scoring. You really don’t know what to expect.”
at Courthouse in Flowood
The MHSAA North Mississippi Class 1 and Class 2 boys and girls swim championships are scheduled for an 11:15 a.m. start Saturday at the Courthouse Racquet and Fitness in Flowood.
The top eight swimmers/relay teams will qualify for the state meet. Also, eight of the fastest swimmers from the North and South meets will qualify regardless of region.
The state championship meet is scheduled for Nov. 3 at Delta State in Cleveland.
Tupelo’s boys and girls are the defending Class 2 state champions. The St. Aloysius boys and St. Andrews girls are defending Class 1 state champs.
for Tuesday at THS gym
Tupelo High School will host its annual “Meet the Wave” basketball function, starting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the THS gym.
The Golden Wave varsity teams will be introduced at 7:15 (girls) and 7:45 (boys). Also, coaches, players, cheerleaders and managers from the eight grade, middle school and freshman teams will be introduced.
Tupelo’s boys are in their first season under head coach Jeff Norwood while the girls begin a second season under head coach Matt Justice.
‘Meet the Coach’ function
First-year boys coach Jeff Norwood will introduce his assistants and unveil his plans for a new era in THS basketball.
Admission is free, but donations are welcomed. Desserts and coffee will be served.