BLOG: The Lafayette Commodores won in typical fashion tonight, rolling past Region 2-4A foe New Albany 50-13 at William L. Buford Stadium.
The star of the game was — stop me if you have heard this before — Lafayette running back Demarkous Dennis.
The senior running back rushed for five touchdowns on the night on distances of 25, 8, 37, 35 and 52 yards, accumulating 157 yards on scoring runs alone. Dennis finished the game with approximately 284 yards on the ground.
Chipping in on the scoring was Dennis’ brother, Jamel Dennis, on a 1-yard dive for the game’s first score on the opening drive.
Two possessions later kicker Tyler Jackson converted a 38-yard field goal to put Lafayette ahead 10-0.
New Albany was able to gets small chunks of yards at a time with its ground game, but drops at inopportune times and big defensive plays by Lafayatte killed any chance the Bulldogs had of staying in the game.
With the win, Lafayette improves to 9-0 overall and 3-0 in the region. The Commodores also increased their winning streak to 25 games.
RECRUITING TIDBITS: Alabama associate head coach/running backs coach Burton Burns was in attendance at tonight’s game watching top recruit Jeremy Liggins. It appeared that Demarkous Dennis also caught the coach’s eye. Following the game Liggins, who has been slowed a bit by a thigh bruise, said he’s at approximately 80 percent. As such — and because Dennis was on cruise control — Liggins did not attempt a rush. Liggins said he plans to attend Saturday’s Alabama-Ole Miss game at 5 p.m. (October 14, 2011)