There are a lot of reasons why the Lafayette Commodores have won 29 straight games and are ranked No. 1 in the state.
Quarterback Jeremy Liggins and running back Demarkous Dennis are arguably the best at their respective positions in the state. The Commodores’ defense is stout and very fast, while kicker Tyler Jackson is also reliable.
As good as the team is and as strong as the coaching staff is overall, another big reason Lafayette is playing in the quarterfinals of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs tonight at home is because of a veteran offensive line.
Four seniors, and tight end Dylan Gossett, anchor the group that has garnered very little attention outside the county.
None of the seniors, which include center Vic Rather, right tackle D’Andre Greer, right guard Mario Toles and left guard Morgan Klepzig, or junior left tackle Trae Williams may play for Ole Miss or Mississippi State in the future, but the group is as good as any that have worn a Lafayette jersey. (November 18, 2011, Page 6A)