Redemption was sweet for Lafayette earlier today at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
One year after coming up just short in the title game, the as the Commodores cruised to a 31-6 victory over North Pike to claim their first-ever football state title.“I’ve never been more proud of a team than I am right now,” head coach Anthony Hart said. “They played as hard as they could play and I love them all. Our goal was to get back to Jackson and win it all and we were able to do that tonight.”
With the victory, Lafayette became the first team in Mississippi history to finish a season 16-0.
“That’s very special for the kids,” Hart said.
After falling behind 6-3 early, the Commodores rattled off 28 unanswered points thanks in large part to three rushing touchdowns by Jeremy Liggins. Jamel Dennis capped Lafayette’s scoring with a 2-yard run with 10 seconds remaining in the third quarter.
Check back in the EAGLE’s print edition on Monday for a complete wrap-up of Lafayette’s history-making victory. (December 4, 2010)