VIDEO BLOG: With the season over two months away the Lafayette Commodores have already started to hit the practice field.
Earlier today the Commodores packed up a bus and headed west to Batesville to partake in an informal 7-on-7 scrimmage with the host South Panola Tigers and Grenada Chargers.
For the Commodores, the scrimmages — which take place every Monday — give them an opportunity to try out some different pass-defense schemes while also getting starters and backups into game condition without the pressure of keeping score.
Receiver Colby Terrell made perhaps the best catch of the day from a Lafayette perspective, plucking a pass from Jeremy Liggins out of the air while tumbling to the turf in the end zone for a score.
The play of the day, however, came from rising South Panola junior Antonio Connor. The cornerback/receiver caught up to an air-mailed pass over the middle and outran the Chargers’ secondary to the tune of a 70-yard score.
Below is a video interview with Liggins discussing what the Commodores get out of the scrimmages.
As a junior last season Liggins completed 83 of 143 passes for 1,661 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also rushed for 1,186 yards and another 17 scores. He is considered one of the top football recruits in the state of Mississippi and boasts offers from Ole Miss, Alabama, LSU, Auburn, Arkansas and Mississippi State among others.
Check Tuesday’s edition of the EAGLE for LHS defensive coordinator Eric Robertson’s take on the 7-on-7 scrimmages. (June 13, 2011)