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The Lafayette ninth-grade football team ended its season with a 14-0 win over New Albany on Monday. John Murphree scored on a 12-yard run, while brother Eli Murphree added a 2-point conversion to give Lafayette an 8-0 lead at the half. Hunter Bishop scored on an 80-yard touchdown reception in the second half off a throw from Eli Murphree. Landon Busby and Eli Murphree both had interceptions. Lafayette ended the year with a 6-2 overall record. (October 18, 2011, Page 8)

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    RB Dennis earns third POW honor

    It’s just been one of those years for Lafayette running back Demarkous Dennis.

    Fresh off of winning last year’s EAGLE Player of the Year honor after helping to lead Lafayette to the school’s first Class 4A title, Dennis has shown no signs this season of wear and tear. (more…) (October 18, 2011, Page 9)

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      Rodriguez, Hart pace LHS in Corinth

      CORINTH — Paced by Esmeralda Rodriguez and Derek Hart, the Lafayette boys and girls cross country teams competed in the Corinth Invitational on Saturday. Rodriguez finished seventh in the large school division with a time of 16 minutes, 33 seconds on the 4K course. Peyton Hamann finished second for LHS and 30th overall with a 17:53. Taylor Selby finished with a 21:46, while Shantel Pope had a 21:49. (more…) (October 18, 2011, Page 10)

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        Dennis does it again for ‘Dores

        Jeremy Liggins’ uniform has perhaps never been as clean following a game as it was after Lafayette’s game on Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium.

        Thanks in large part to fellow senior Demarkous Dennis, the No. 1 Commodores didn’t need to rely on their four-star quarterback to beat the visiting New Albany Bulldogs 50-13 and take over sole possession of first place in Region 2-4A. (more…) (October 17, 2011, Page 4B)

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          LHS pens up New Albany Bulldogs

          BLOG: The Lafayette Commodores won in typical fashion tonight, rolling past Region 2-4A foe New Albany 50-13 at William L. Buford Stadium.

          The star of the game was — stop me if you have heard this before — Lafayette running back Demarkous Dennis. (more…) (October 14, 2011)

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            Area teams back home for region matchups

            Tonight will be a busy evening for the area’s prep football teams.

            While Lafayette will be hosting the New Albany Bulldogs in a battle for first place in Region 2-4A, the Water Valley Blue Devils will be hosting an athletic Nettleton Tigers team and the Oxford Chargers will be hosting a throwback Hernando Tigers squad for Homecoming.

            All games are set to kickoff at 7. Lafayette’s game will be broadcast on 93.7 FM, Water Valley’s on 105.5 FM and Oxford’s on 95.5 FM as well as 102.1 FM. (October 14, 2011, Page 6A)

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              Tyson is a playmaker for ‘Dores

              Big plays are a routine thing for Lafayette senior defensive end Keeyon Tyson each Friday night. For a player who doesn’t look like he would be able to maul opposing offensive linemen prior to the game, Tyson is one of the most productive members of a stellar first-team defense that hasn’t yielded but a handful of touchdowns to teams this season.

              The key to Tyson’s success, according to his head coach, Anthony Hart, and his position coach, Ty Taylor, is his work ethic and his motor that never seems to stop running. (October 13, 2011, Page 6)

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                First place will be on the line Friday night at LHS

                First place in Region 2-4A will be on the line when the No. 1 Lafayette Commodores host New Albany Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium.

                As impressive as the Commodores (8-0 overall, 2-0 in Region 2-4A) have been this year, New Albany has turned some heads with its ability to regroup after losing over 20 seniors from a team that was defeated by LHS in the third round of the 4A playoffs. (more…) (October 13, 2011, Page 6)

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                  Dean runs away with POW honor

                  Oxford running back Mont Dean made up for a slow start to the Region 2-4A season in a big way this past Friday night. After missing the Center Hill game and a half of the game at New Hope, Dean exploded in his first full region contest of the year by rushing for 258 yards, four touchdowns on 31 carries.

                  (more…) (October 11, 2011, Page 7)

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                    VIDEO BLOG: LHS defenders talk latest win

                    Lafayette linebackers Alec Michael and Jamel Dennis were big reasons why the No. 1 Lafayette Commodores defeated Tunica-Rosa Fort 43-6. (more…) (October 10, 2011)

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