There were a lot reasons why the Lafayette Commodores finished the season ranked No. 1 overall in the state and with a second straight MHSAA Class 4A state title trophy to put on display. A bevy of talented players and a very organized coaching staff are at the top of the list of reasons why the Commodores reeled off another 16-0 season, but leadership provided by key players was also a major reason for the immense success.
On a team that had more than its fair share of leaders, senior quarterback Jeremy Liggins stood out above the rest. At 6-foot-4, 275 pounds, Liggins towered over foes each week, but so did his heart and drive and passion for the game. It was his immense talent, coupled with his great leadership, that allowed Liggins to win this year’s EAGLE Player of the Year Award.
Liggins is the first player to be named Player of the Year twice.
LHS coach Anthony Hart has seen a lot of special moments from his quarterback the past three season. This year, it was leadership that stood out more than anything else. (December 20, 2011, Page 1B)