BLOG: TUNICA — A fast start to games has been the key to success most of the season for the Lafayette Commodores. Friday night, in their Region 2-4A road opener against Tunica-Rosa Fort, the ‘Dores were better in the second half.After only leading 9-0 at intermission, the Commodores exploded for three third-quarter touchdowns to take a commanding 30-0 lead that eventually led to a 43-6 win. LHS, which is ranked No. 1 in Class 4A and No. 2 overall in the state by the Associated Press, is now 8-0 on the year and winners of 24 straight games overall.
LHS was without the services of quarterback Jeremy Liggins during the majority of Saturday’s first half. Liggins did throw five passes in the first half, but he did not garner a rush. Liggins was limited as a precautionary measure by LHS coach Anthony Hart with New Albany looming on the horizon.
Liggins did start the second half at QB and threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Mack. With Liggins not able to contribute in the running game, Demarkous Dennis was able to pick up the slack as he ran for 147 yards and three touchdowns. Dennis collected 112 yards on 14 carries in the second half, including a 50-yard run for a touchdown on Lafayette’s first drive of the third quarter.
LHS hosts New Albany Friday at William L. Buford Stadium in a contest that is a rematch of last year’s meeting in the third round of the 4A playoffs. (October 8, 2011)