BLOG — The winning streak for Lafayette over Oxford continued on Friday night thanks to a fast start on offense and special teams and some more big plays turned in by the defense.Led by Demarkous Dennis’ three touchdown effort, the Commodores defeated OHS 40-12 at Wiliam L. Buford Stadium. The win not only extended Lafayette’s winning streak to 19 games, the longest currently in the state, but it was also the sixth-straight win over the Chargers and sixth in a row for coach Anthony Hart.
Dennis scored the game’s first touchdown on a 46-yard run on the second play from scrimmage and then wowed the capacity crowd estimated at 7,000 by taking an Oxford kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown later in the first quarter.
Lafayette’s offense and special teams weren’t the only thing that dazzled in the latest win over Oxford. For the second straight week, linebacker Josh Barry garnered a touchdown on a turnover. His fumble recovery and subsequent 26-yard return for a score put LHS up 27-10 at the half and deflated the Chargers in the process.
For more on Lafayette’s win over Oxford and a look ahead to the big matchup with Evangel Christian in the “Battle on the Border” game in Shreveport, La., next Saturday, see Monday’s EAGLE. (September 2, 2011)