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Friday, April 18, 2014

LHS cruises past Memphis-Trezevant

Jeremy Liggins threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to help Lafayette
build a comfortable 35-0 halftime lead before watching the rest of the game as
the Commodores knocked off Memphis Trezevant in their home opener at William L.
Buford Stadium.Liggins rushed for 91 yards and scored on a 4-yard keeper while completing half
of his 16 passes for 128 yards in his two quarters of action. His TD passes were
48 yards to Ontario Phillips to make it 21-0 and 17 yards to Brandon Mack to cap
an almost perfect two-minute drive just before halftime.

“We just wanted to come out and mix it up on offense,” Liggins said. “We know
we’ve got to go all four quarters next week (at Oxford).”

Demarkus Dennis rushed for 90 yards, including a 39-yard jaunt to score on the
Commodores’ second play from scrimmage. The other LHS touchdown came when D.Q. Reynolds recovered a fumble in the Trezevant end zone.

“I thought we did what we needed,” LHS coach Anthony Hart said after his team
improved to 2-0. “We put points on the board early and we played pretty good
defense.

“I thought we played well last week for an opener and did a good job in the
first half tonight with our starters,” Hart said. “We’ve just got to keep
getting better. We’ve got a tough few weeks ahead of us.”

Trezevant scored its two touchdowns in the final period, one on a fumble return
by Luqman Muhammad and the other on a 48-yard pass from Martavious Johnson to
John Booker.

Prior to the game, longtime LHS football coach Jimmy Arrington was honored. His
family, including wife Gale, was on hand along with more than 50 former LHS
players, to honor the memory of “Chief” Arrington, who passed away earlier this
year. (August 28, 2010)

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