The Lafayette Lady Commodores volleyball team defeated Byhalia on Tuesday 3-0 (25-10, 25-7, 25-12). With the win, Lafayette secured its spot in the playoffs and will travel to Caledonia on Saturday. The match is set for 3 p.m. (September 29, 2010, Page 9)
The junior rushed for 187 yards and four scores in Lafayette’s Region 2-4A showdown. As a result, Dennis was named the EAGLE’s Player of the Week for the first time this season. (September 28, 2010, Page 6)
The Lafayette Commodores’ star players on offense, Jeremy Liggins and Demarkus Dennis, performed exceptionally well in front of a large, raucous Homecoming crowd Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium. Liggins and Dennis combined for seven touchdowns as the Commodores smashed the Byhalia Indians 52-0 in the Region 2-4A contest.
LHS coach Anthony Hart was very pleased with his team’s overall performance in the one-sided win. (September 27, 2010, Page 3B)
Lafayette’s junior varsity boys cross country teams paced the results in the Blue Mountain Invitational. The junior boys set a school record for low score by placing second in the junior division with 57 points. Lafayette finished second to Saltillo in the meet, who won with 44 points. (September 27, 2010, Page 3B)
All three area high school football teams will be in different places in their season when they trot out of their locker rooms tonight.
The Oxford Chargers (3-1 overall) travel to New Hope tonight to open its Class 1-5A schedule, while the Lafayette Commodores (5-0, 1-0) host Class 2-4A opponent Byhalia for their second region game and the Water Valley Blue Devils (4-1) conclude their non-region schedule with a bout at Independence.
During Oxford’s 3-1 start, quarterback Guy Cameron Billups has been leading the offense with precision.
The senior has completed 50 of 88 passes for 870 yards and nine touchdowns. (September 24, 2010, Page 6A)
Reports of the Lafayette Lady Commodores’ demise may have been slightly premature.
On Thursday, Lafayette virtually checked its ticket to the playoffs with a convincing 3-1 (25-16, 21-25, 25-10, 25-16) win over Class I, Region 2 opponent Center Hill.
The emotional victory subsequently put the Mustangs and Lady Commodores in a tie for the second spot in Region 2, but according to the Mississippi High School Activities Association’s rule book, Lafayette will advance because it wins the third tie breaker. (September 24, 2010, Page 7A)
Lafayette will return to action at home for the first time against a Region 2-4A opponent Friday night. Byhalia (3-2 overall, 0-1 in region play) will be Lafayette’s opponent for Homecoming and according to LHS coach Anthony Hart, the Indians appear to be the biggest team the Commodores (5-0, 1-0) have played so far. (September 23, 2010, Page 6)
The Lafayette Lady Commodores will not be making a second-straight run at a state title.
With a return trip to Jackson on the line, the Lady ‘Dores were unable to knock off Region 2 leading Lewisburg, falling at home 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-19) on Tuesday. (September 22, 2010, Page 6)
Lafayette’s eighth-grade football team remained undefeated on the season thanks to a 26-8 win over Grenada at William L. Buford Stadium Tuesday night. (September 22, 2010, Page 7)
Friday’s outstanding all-around performance for Lafayette’s Anfernee Gooch at Center Hill almost didn’t happen. Instead of racking up 177 yards receiving and an additional 93 yards through the return game, Gooch almost didn’t play because of a car wreck he was involved in the night before.
LHS coach Anthony Hart remembers Gooch telling him that he didn’t think he would play Friday night. Hart was preparing to move to Plan B when the senior was convinced that playing would not only be his best option, but the best option for the Commodores as well. (September 21, 2010, Page 6)