The Lafayette Middle School football teams opened the season on the road against Senatobia. The seventh-grade Commodores fell 14-0, while the eighth-grade team won 6-0. Senatobia scored its first touchdown in the seventh-grade game on a 48-yard pass play in the third quarter, while the Warriors second score came on a run with 40 seconds left in the contest. Lafayette coach Glenn Williams credited the play of Atarius Owens, who had an interception returned for a touchdown called back because of a penalty. Quarterback Tyler Williams also played well. Zeke Liggins led the Commodores to the win in the nightcap as he scored the game’s lone TD on a 3-yard run with 23 seconds left in the second quarter.
Linemen Chipper Nix and Eli Johnson, and fullback/linebacker Quin Jones were credited with strong play. Lafayette will be back in action Tuesday at home against Oxford. Action begins at 5 p.m. (August 24, 2011, Page 8)