Warrior's Stinson wins Week 10 HS Hero Award
Story and Photo Courtesy of the News Star / Cody Futrell
As the prep football regular season drew to a close last week, St. Frederick junior defensive back/wide receiver Walker Stinson saved his best performance for the regular season finale.
Stinson was named the Cooper Buick/GMC High School Hero for Week 10 after making three interceptions on defense and rushing for two scores in a 44-14 win over Delhi last Friday.
Stinson, in his first season with the Warriors after transferring from River Oaks, has had an immediate impact on the team as they begin the playoffs Friday at Southern Lab and will be attempting to reach the Division IV state championship for the second consecutive season.
TNS: What was it like to have the type of game you had last week, and what do you contribute the performance to?
WS: It was a great feeling, and I really give all the credit to my team. It was a team effort, and I was just in the right place at the right time.
TNS: Do you have a pregame routine?
WS: I take a long nap before the game and then get up and listen to some “Led Zeppelin".
TNS: You play both offense and defense for the Warriors. Do you like one better?
WS: I like defense.
TNS: Who were some of your football role models growing up?
WS: (Former River Oaks and LA Tech defensive back) Vincent Moore and I are friends and he was always a big inspiration to me.
TNS: What do you like to do when you are not at school or playing football?
WS: I like to hang out with family and friends, and also go to church.
TNS: What team here locally, beside your team, do you think has the best chance to win the state championship?
WS: I think Neville has a great chance this year