Lafayette’s eighth-grade football team continued to roll over teams as they posted a 16-0 win over South Panola Thursday night.
The seventh-grade Commodores fell 8-0 in the first game.Eli and John Murphree led the older Commodores with both scoring touchdowns. Eli Murphree scored on a 2-yard run at the 2:02 mark of the first quarter, while Eli Murphree then found John Murphree for a 35-yard TD pass with three seconds left before the first half. Cory Isom added the two-point play following the second TD, while John Murphree scored the first two-pointer.
Coach Glenn Williams credited the play of the entire defense in the shutout as well as the play of John Clark at middle linebacker and wide receiver.
Williams also said the seventh grade had shown improvement despite the loss. (September 17, 2010, Page 7A)