A faster start to the game is what Lafayette football coach Anthony Hart wanted to see from his team against Oxford Friday night in the annual Crosstown Classic. To the delight of Hart and the rest of his coaching staff, the message got through loud and clear.
The top-ranked Lafayette Commodores rolled to a 40-12 win over OHS at William L. Buford Stadium thanks in large part to their fast start on offense and special teams.
For an offense that has been explosive since quarterback Jeremy Liggins and running back Demarkous Dennis took the controls during the 2009 season, Lafayette’s quick start in the most recent Classic was one to remember.
On the second play from scrimmage, Dennis scored on a 46-yard run. A short time later, Liggins hooked up with D.K. Buford for a 47-yard touchdown pass. Those two touchdowns gave the Commodores (3-0 overall) a 13-0 lead and a start that easily carried them to the one-sided victory, while a 95-yard kickoff return by Dennis following an Oxford field goal only made things more terrific. (September 5, 2011, Page 1B)