Led by John Murphree and Eli Murphree, the Lafayette 9th-grade football team had its way with Grenada in a 54-8 win at William L. Buford Stadium. John Murphree led the scoring effort with three touchdown runs as well as two 2-point scoring runs.
John Murphree’s first run came on a 27-yard run in a 16-point first quarter. His second touchdown covered 12 yards, while his final TD run came on a 4-yard run just before the half. Eli Murphree tacked on a 34-yard run for the first score in the second quarter, while John Murphree added the 2-point run. DaShannon Price had a successful night running the ball as he scored two touchdowns on runs covering 7 and 19 yards in the second half. Price also scored on a 2-point run in the first half. Tavon Joiner had the longest TD run of the night — 55 yards — while Corey Isom and Taylor Jeffries each scored on 2-point runs. (September 7, 2011, Page 6)