AMORY — Lafayette coach Anthony Hart and his staff had a plan coming into Friday night’s MHSAA Class 4A North Half title game: Don’t change anything the Commodores have done all year to get to this point. (more…) (November 28, 2011, Page 1B)
The 14-0 Commodores are ranked No. 1 in the state for a reason and Hart said this wasn’t the week to start changing things around with the game plan. (November 24, 2011, Page 8A)
It may have seemed strange for him to have left a job where he led a team to a 12-2 record and a spot in the semifinals of the Class 3A playoffs, not to mention the comfort of the area where he grew up, but Hart felt like leaving Franklin County for Lafayette was the move he needed to make. (more…) (November 23, 2011, Page 6A)
For the third consecutive year the Commodores will be playing for a chance to go to Jackson thanks to a 28-6 win over Louisville on Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium in the quarterfinals of the MHSAA playoffs. (more…) (November 21, 2011, Page 1B)
There are a lot of reasons why the Lafayette Commodores have won 29 straight games and are ranked No. 1 in the state.
Quarterback Jeremy Liggins and running back Demarkous Dennis are arguably the best at their respective positions in the state. The Commodores’ defense is stout and very fast, while kicker Tyler Jackson is also reliable. (more…) (November 18, 2011, Page 6A)
Louisville, one of the state’s hottest teams, will invade William L. Buford Stadium Friday night to take on the No. 1 ranked Lafayette Commodores in the quarterfinals of the MHSAA’s Class 4A playoffs. (more…) (November 17, 2011, Page 6)
Lafayette senior running back Demarkous Dennis said he has been eating a little less at meals than normal now that the MHSAA’s Class 4A playoffs have started. His efforts to remain sleek and fast were definitely noticeable on the field Friday night as Dennis rushed for 303 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries in the Commodores’ 53-8 thrashing of Greenwood at William L. Buford Stadium. (more…) (November 14, 2011, Page 2B)
After lopsided round-one wins last weekend, the Blue Devils and Commodores head into tonight’s contests against Winona and Greenwood with different — but similar — motives.
While No. 1 Lafayette blew out the Bulldogs in their Week 2 meeting 42-0 and are hoping they can have a repeat performance, Water Valley hosts the Tigers looking to avenge last season’s 10-7 playoff loss. (more…) (November 11, 2011, Page 6A)
Focus is a word that has been used by both Lafayette coach Anthony Hart and his players this week when talking about the Greenwood Bulldogs. The No. 1 Commodores host the Bulldogs, a team they defeated 42-0 in the second game of the season, Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium in the second round of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs.
Hart said he started to get an idea that the Bulldogs had improved since the two teams played when he started talking about the playoff scenarios with his team. (November 10, 2011, Page 6)
Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen’s arrival to Friday night’s game at William L. Buford Stadium via helicopter wasn’t enough to distract the No. 1 Lafayette Commodores from their mission of winning in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.
Playing more like a junior college football team rather than one composed of a bunch of 15-, 16- and 17-year-old kids, the Commodores had no trouble dispatching the Leake Central Gators 46-7. (more…) (November 7, 2011, Page 3B)