The excitement of the 2013 football season has only grown bigger at Lafayette thanks to the installation of its new turf field at William L. Buford Stadium. Work on the multi-purpose surface wrapped up last week and Lafayette Athletics Director Anthony Hart said the band had already practiced on it. (July 25, 2013, Page 6)
COLUMN: A proposal made by Lafaytte High Athletics Director Anthony Hart last week to have a new, multi-purpose field installed at William L. Buford Stadium truly has the entire school district in mind. (more…) (November 15, 2012, Page 8)
Lafayette won’t play a game that counts in the MHSAA standings for over eight months.
While that may be true, the Commodores aren’t taking the summer off.
Media reports that appeared over the weekend stating Lafayette quarterback Jeremy Liggins has enrolled at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are premature, according to his former head coach, Anthony Hart.
Playing for Gulf Coast and coach Steve Campbell, instead of starting his career at LSU, is still just a possibility rather than a definite, Hart said. (June 18, 2012, Page 6)
This past season the Lafayette Commodores entered the year as the Class 4A favorites, ripped through the school’s toughest schedule in years, earned a national ranking for the first time in program history and then, to cap it all off, knocked around South representative Laurel for a second consecutive state title. (more…) (June 13, 2012, Page 7)
A week is all the Lafayette Commodores were without a head baseball coach. In an effort to secure a coach to lead a young team that advanced to the MHSAA Class 4A North Half title series before the summer season started, Lafayette Athletics Director Anthony Hart hired Patrick Robey away from South Panola. (May 24, 2012, Page 6)
A season full of hard work, and one that was filled with great memories for the Lafayette Commodores, was celebrated one last time Wednesday in the LHS gym. The championship rings, that will be worn adoringly by the players, support staff and coaches for years to come, were handed out at a ceremony that also included lunch from Chick-Fil-A.
Anthony Hart, who led the Commodores to 32 straight wins and back-to-back Class 4A titles before becoming the school’s new athletics director, talked about how it felt to host the ceremony again. (March 29, 2012, Page 7)
Mardi Gras started a little early in Oxford on Monday night when Lafayette High quarterback Jeremy Liggins chose to play for the LSU Tigers and coach Les Miles. The 6-foot-3, 275-pound EAGLE Player of the Year in 2009 and 2011 picked the defending Southeastern Conference champions over Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Alabama and Auburn on the Sports Roundup’s Commitment Show held at Irie on the Square. (more…) (January 31, 2012, Page 8)
Friday night’s varsity basketball doubleheader between Lafayette and Senatobia in the LHS gym turned into a life or death situation for one Commodore.
Senior forward Sherquan Herod collapsed on the floor during the second quarter of the boys’ contest due to a medical emergency that revolved around his heart stopping. Herod, who was making his second start of the season, was sitting on the bench when he suddenly landed face-first onto the floor after suffering from the cardiac-related episode. (more…) (January 16, 2012, Page 7)