This week’s Player of the Week from the high school ranks is used to seeing his name in print. Lafayette senior running back Demarkous Dennis is a reliable, every-down player for the No. 1 ranked Commodores and a reason why they have scored 40 or more points in all three of their games so far this year.
In a year where D.K. Buford has emerged to give the Commodores yet another weapon on offense, Dennis has been the most consistent member of the unit. In Week 1 he rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown, while in Week 2 he totaled 165 yards and three touchdowns.
In Lafayette’s most recent meeting with Oxford in the Crosstown Classic, Dennis rushed for 88 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns. He also gave LHS a spark on special teams as he returned an Oxford kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. It was the second straight week Dennis has scored three touchdowns in a game.
LHS coach Anthony Hart said he was impressed with Dennis’ kickoff return after watching it again on film. (September 6, 2011, Page 6)