VIDEO BLOG — Lafayette quarterback Jeremy Liggins, wide receiver Jeremiah Jones and running back Demarkous Dennis all had big contributions in the Commodores’ 35-34 win over Evangel Christian on Saturday in the Battle on the Border High School Football Showcase. (more…) (September 12, 2011)
SHREVEPORT, La. — Lafayette’s goal to gain additional respect for its program and the state of Mississippi was accomplished on Saturday afternoon with a thrilling come-from-behind win over perennial power Evangel Christian Academy (Shreveport, La.) in the inaugural Battle on the Border High School Football Showcase.
Adjustments made on offense and defense ultimately made the biggest difference in the No. 1 Commodores earning the 35-34 win over the Eagles in the first of three games played at Independence Stadium, but Saturday’s win was also about rising to a challenge and good, old-fashioned smashmouth power. (more…) (September 12, 2011, Page 1B)
COLUMN: SHREVEPORT, La. — Doubters don’t bother Lafayette quarterback Jeremy Liggins. They never have and they likely never will. Liggins heard enough of the negative talk about his increased playing weight during the spring when he was a member of Lafayette’s baseball team.
He heard some more in the summer during 7-on-7 drills at South Panola and at O-Zone Classic tournament as he led the Commodores to a title. He’s even heard people doubt that he can play quarterback at the next level while he traveled around town. (more…) (September 12, 2011, Page 3B)
BLOG — SHREVEPORT, La. — Adjustments made at halftime on offense and defense ultimately led to the No. 1 Lafayette Commodores to a win over perennial power Evangel Christian Academy Saturday afternoon at Independence Stadium. (more…) (September 10, 2011)
If you’re a fan of the No. 1 Lafayette Commodores and haven’t caught up on all your football formations, then Saturday’s game against Evangel Christian in Shreveport, La., will be right up your alley. The word bevy doesn’t accurately describe the amount of formations the Eagles employ during a given contest.
According to LHS defensive coordinator Eric Robertson, he has watched tape on the Eagles and said the formations shown on one film are completely different the next week. Such is the challenge facing the Commodores defense when they take on the nationally respected Eagles. (September 9, 2011, Page 8A)
After being over-powered on Aug. 25 at Lafayette, the Lady Blue Devils played a competitive match in the return trip on Thursday, falling to the Lady Commodores 3-1 (26-24, 25-18, 24-26, 25-21).
Even if the end result was still a loss, it was obvious at Water Valley’s auxiliary gym that the Lady Blue Devils have made significant strides as a team under first-year coach Casey Clouse. (September 9, 2011, Page 8A)
One of the most important positions on the entire Lafayette High team is occupied by one of the most laidback, quiet and unassuming players on the roster.
As talented and important as quarterback Jeremy Liggins and Demarkous Dennis are to the success of the offense, senior noseguard D.Q. Reynolds is just as vital to how the defense fares each week. (September 8, 2011, Page 6)
The top-ranked football team in the state of Mississippi will meet one of the most highly regarded programs in the nation this Saturday in the inaugural Battle on the Border High School Football Showcase in Shreveport, La. (September 8, 2011, Page 6)
Led by the running of Devontae Rogers and Kam Herod, as well as some key defensive stops, the Lafayette junior varsity football team defeated Grenada 24-7 Tuesday night at William L. Buford Stadium. (more…) (September 7, 2011, Page 6)
The Lafayette Middle School football teams earned a sweep of Grenada on the road Tuesday night. The seventh-grade Commodores defeated the Chargers 24-6 in the first game of the doubleheader, while the eighth graders remained undefeated on the year with a 14-6 win. In the seventh-grade contest, Atarius Owens scored on runs that covered 58 and 35 yards. His first run came in the first quarter, while his last TD came with 6:08 remaining in the fourth quarter. (more…) (September 7, 2011, Page 6)
John Davis Tweets @oxfordeaglejd