The Lafayette Middle School football teams split a pair of games with Charleston Tuesday night. The Commodores and Tigers tied 0-0 in the seventh-grade game, while the older Commodores defeated the Tigers 16-6 to improve to 3-0 on the year.
Lafayette head coach Glenn Williams said his seventh-grade team, which is now 1-1-1 on the year, played much better than they did against Oxford last week, especially on defense.
John Murphree was the standout for the eighth-grade group as he scored both touchdowns and a two-point play. Murphree’s first TD covered 37 yards, while the two-point play from Eli Murphree broke a 6-6 tie.
The Commodores’ final TD came with 2:47 left in the fourth quarter when John Murphree scored on a 4-yard run and then added the two-point play.
Williams credited Jacob McPhail with his play at safety in the win, Tavon Joiner and Taylor Jeffries with their play at cornerback and the way they broke up passes.
Both teams will be back in action Sept. 16 at South Panola. (September 8, 2010, Page 9)