Gulfport football just keeps on winning. The Admirals made it twenty district wins in a row last Friday night following a convincing 23-7 win over Harrison Central. Gulfport’s defense stood strong, holding the Red Rebels scoreless until the fourth quarter.
News 25’s Andrew Scherer introduces us to a key piece of that defensive unit for our ‘WXXV Student Athlete of the Week.’
Plays like the 102 yard interception return for a touchdown truly epitomizes the game-changing ability that Gulfport cornerback Jamison Lindsey brings on a week-to-week basis. Gulfport Head Coach John Archie said, “He’s not scared of contact. He’s got good speed. He’s got good cover ability. He’s just an all-around great defensive back.”
Lindsey’s impact was certainly felt in last week’s win over Harrison Central. To go along with his interception return TD, the senior defensive back added an additional interception and four tackles. “I came in that game focused. I just had to stay focused, the main priority is to get the W, so anything I had to do, I had to do for my team.”
It’s not every day you see a performance like that and to help prepare for the big rivalry game, Lindsey went to the film of two of the guys he likes to compares himself most too. “The whole week I sat there and I just watched Jalen Ramsey talk, play. Marshon Lattimore, all them. Trust yourself, trust the game, don’t get out your head. So, I just watched all of them all week.”
Lindsey might have to go to the tape again as he’ll go toe-to-toe with one of the most dangerous athletes in the state: D’Iberville’s Jaden Walley. “He’s fast. He’s quick. I just got to stay focused, stay attached to his hip all game. I got to be like a roach that won’t die.”
The winner of Friday night’s match-up will be in the driver’s seat for a 6A Region 4 district championship.