BLOG: There was virtually no stopping the Lafayette Commodores Friday night in their 69-0 win over the Duval Charter Panthers. Lafayette’s first drive of the game had people wondering if it was Friday the 13th. The first play saw running back D.K Buford run 52-yards for the touchdown only to see it called back by a block in the back penalty. The second play of the game saw quarterback Brandon Mack run for a 24-yard touchdown only to have a holding penalty bring it back as well. The third time was not the charm either, as a Buford’s 15-yard touchdown run was yet again called back for another holding penalty.
The fourth play, however, was the charm as the Commodores finally scored their first of many touchdowns on a 36-yard pass and catch from Mack to Buford.
“You can’t do anything about the officials,” Mack said. “We ran three plays that got called back. We knew we just had to put that in the past and had to start all over again.”
Duval Charter did not put up much of a fight the rest of game as the Commodores built up a 55-0 lead by halftime.
“Duval has a really young team,” Lafayette coach Eric Robertson said. “No doubt they were outmatched tonight but our kids came out and did things well.”
Lafayette (3-1 overall) spread the wealth as six different players accounted for offensive scores.
For a complete recap of Friday’s win, see Monday’s print edition of the Oxford EAGLE. (September 8, 2012)