The No. 1 ranked Lafayette Commodores dominated Senatobia in every aspect of the game Friday night, beating the Warriors 54-7 at William L Buford Stadium. The Commodores improved to 8-0 overall on the year and 4-0 in Region 2-4A play despite starting the game more on the sluggish side. (October 11, 2010, Page 1B)
Tonight’s area football teams will play important game for determining seeds for the upcoming playoffs. No. 1 Lafayette has an opportunity to further secure a second straight Region 2-4A title with a win over Senatobia at William L. Buford Stadium. Oxford has a great opportunity of finishing first in Region 1-5A if it can defeat West Point on the road, while the Water Valley Blue Devils can remain in first place in Region 2-3A with an upset of Aberdeen on the road.
Kickoff for all three games is set for 7. LHS-SHS can be heard locally on 93.7 FM, OHS-WPHS can be heard locally on 95.5 FM, while WVHS-AHS can be heard on 105.5 FM. (October 8, 2010, Page 6A)
While the gridiron Commodores remain a heavy favorite Friday when they host Senatobia at 7 p.m., coach Anthony Hart has been preparing his team this week for a battle at William L. Buford Stadium.
The Warriors enter the Region 2-4A matchup with a 4-2 record and are fresh off of lopsided victories over Byhalia and North Panola. Senatobia should also be fresh coming off of a bye week. (October 7, 2010, Page 6)
Lafayette’s march towards a second-straight Region 2-4A title continued with another dominating performance on both sides of the ball Friday night. The No. 1 Commodores had their way from the start with the North Panola Cougars in a game that eventually turned into a one-sided 49-0 win.
LHS (7-0 overall, 3-0 Region 2-4A) has only been challenged for a half in its three region games so far this season, a fact that means the Commodores are actually playing more against themselves than the opponent on the field each week. (October 4, 2010, Page 5B)
Region play starts to hit a new high for all three area high school football teams tonight. For the Lafayette Commodores, tonight’s road game at North Panola is the third Region 2-4A game of the season. For OHS, tonight’s matchup with the Clarksdale Wildcats in the first Region 1-5A game of the season, while the Water Valley Blue Devils will be playing their first Region 2-3A game of the year at Nettleton.
Kickoffs for all three games will be at 7 and all three can be heard locally on the radio. The Commodores and Cougars can be heard on 93.7 FM, the Chargers-Wildcats are on 95.5 FM, while the Blue Devils-Tigers are on 105.5 FM. (October 1, 2010, Page 6A)
Focus was a big reason for the Lafayette Commodores’ 52-0 win over Byhalia last Friday night. A week after getting off to a slow start against Center Hill, the Commodores jumped on the Indians quickly en route to the one-sided win.
For LHS coach Anthony Hart, whose team resumes Region 2-4A play Friday against North Panola (0-5, 0-1), the key is to not have a lack of focus hurt the No. 1 Commodores (6-0, 2-0). (September 30, 2010, Page 8)
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)
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)
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)
Two valuable lessons about being prepared at the start of a game and not underestimating an opposing team were the big things the Lafayette Commodores took away from their 42-24 win over Center Hill Friday night.
A slow start by the normally reliable LHS defense resulted in 17 first-half points for the Mustangs, while the overall execution of the Commodores, a group that usually has no trouble putting teams away early, was only enhanced for the future.
For coach Anthony Hart, the win, which improved the Commodores to 5-0 on the year overall and 1-0 in Region 2-4A play, turned out to be a good test for his team. (September 20, 2010, Page 4B)