GREENWOOD — Prior to the season, Lafayette coach Anthony Hart called Friday night’s matchup with Greenwood a “sandwich” game because it came in between the highly anticipated opener with Tupelo and the annual Crosstown Classic matchup with the Oxford Chargers.
Fortunately for Hart, the only thing that got sandwiched were the Greenwood Bulldogs, who proved to be no real challenge in a 42-0 loss to the Commodores.
The second-ranked Commodores, who now own the state’s longest winning streak (18) after South Panola’s loss to Hoover (Ala.) on Saturday, got off to a sluggish start on offense in the first quarter, but ended up cruising after the opening period en route to the one-sided win.
Lafayette’s defense was extra tough yet again as it held the pass-happy Bulldogs to just 100 total yards thanks to two bad snaps and negative rushing totals. The Commodores’ defensive backfield also shined in the shutout as they produced five interceptions, including one Josh Barry returned for a 23-yard touchdown at the 8:31 mark of the second quarter. (August 29, 2011, Page 1B)