SPORTS BLOG: The Lafayette Commodores’ football team will be making its third consecutive trip to the Class 4A North Half finals thanks to a 28-6 win against Louisville Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium. LHS will travel to Amory, a 56-21 winner over Cleveland, next Friday for the right to go to Jackson and win its second state championship in as many years.
Much like he did against Evangel Christian Academy (La.) earlier in the year, LHS quarterback Jeremy Liggins led the ‘Dores offensively to a hard-fought win, that despite the final score, seemed much closer throughout.
Liggins scored on runs of 10, 7 and 34 yards in the first half to put LHS ahead 21-6 at the break. The senior signal caller picked up 112 of his 121 yards on the ground in the first two quarters of play.
Liggins backfield teammate, Demarkous Dennis, also had a solid first half with 104 yards on 16 carries.
Jamel Dennis put the final points on the board for the ‘Dores when he broke through the line on a second-and-8 play from 37 yards out with 41 seconds left in the game.
For a more complete recap of the game, be sure to check out Monday’s Sports section of The Oxford EAGLE. (November 18, 2011)