BLOG — Lafayette combined strong running from tailbacks D.K. Buford and Tyrell Price with mistake-free football to take a quick 7-0 lead on Memphis University School Friday night.
But the Commodores couldn’t continue that combination. (more…) (September 28, 2013)
Oxford, Lafayette and Water Valley will all face different challenges on the gridiron tonight. (September 27, 2013, Page 6A)
In light of football’s ever-growing concussion crisis, the game is taking precautions at all levels to increase the safety of players.
College football did its part this past offseason to enhance the safety of its players with the introduction of the targeting penalty, where defensive players who hit, or “target,” defenseless ball carriers in the head with the crown of their helmet will automatically be ejected from the game in addition to costing their team 15 yards. (September 26, 2013, Page 8)
Having already seen his team face off against Class 5A No. 1 Oxford while still having to play Class 4A No. 3 Ripley later, Lafayette coach Eric Robertson can’t say for sure if this week’s matchup against Memphis University School is the toughest for the Commodores this season.
But the Owls’ collection of talent is as good as any LHS will see, and it has Robertson concerned. (September 26, 2013, Page 8)
Ole Miss didn’t produce a lot of yards or points against Alabama in last year’s 33-14 loss. But quarterback Bo Wallace remembered one aspect of the Rebels’ attack that the Crimson Tide wasn’t too fond of, even if college football’s top-ranked team may be growing accustomed to seeing it by now. (September 25, 2013, Page 6)
Ole Miss has built some momentum under second-year head coach Hugh Freeze, winning its last five games dating back to last season and vaulting into the rankings for the first time since 2009.
Now the No. 21-ranked Rebels get to see exactly how far they’ve come in the form of a trip to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to tangle with two-time defending national champion and No. 1 Alabama this Saturday. (September 24, 2013, Page 6)
BLOG — The rest is over for Ole Miss. Up next is Alabama.
The Rebels (3-0 overall) returned to the practice field Sunday following their first bye week of the season in preparation for their upcoming trip to Tuscaloosa to square off against two-time defending national champion and No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide. (more…) (September 23, 2013)
With both teams fighting through a driving rain that began shortly before kickoff and only got stronger throughout the night, the Commodores produced a field goal and the game’s only touchdown in the second half to notch a 10-0 victory at Shannon in a game dominated by defense and Mother Nature. (September 23, 2013, Page 1B)
BLOG — It wasn’t pretty or dry, but in the end, it was a win for Lafayette.
With both teams fighting through a driving rain that began shortly before kickoff and only got stronger throughout the night, the Commodores (3-2 overall) produced a field goal and the game’s only touchdown in the second half to notch a 10-0 victory at Shannon in a game dominated by defense and Mother Nature. (more…) (September 21, 2013)
Lafayette will try to get some momentum back while Water Valley looks to continue its season-long momentum as both teams are set to hit the midway point of their respective seasons Friday night. (September 20, 2013, Page 6A)