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)
All three area football teams officially enter the must-win portion of their respective seasons tonight.
While the Lafayette Commodores and Water Valley Blue Devils open their playoff schedules hosting Leake Central and Laflore County, the Oxford Chargers close out their regular season with a win-or-go-home matchup against Clarksdale.
All games are set for 7 p.m. (November 4, 2011, Page 10A)
Cross-country running is more than just a sport to Lafayette senior Derek Hart. It has become a way of life, a sport that has not only served as his as biggest challenge physically and mentally, but also brought him closer together to his family in the process.
As challenging and grueling as the sport is, Hart talked about how fast his entire career has flown by as he prepares for his final run in an LHS uniform at Saturday’s MHSAA Class 4A state meet. (November 3, 2011, Page 8)
Lafayette’s quest to win a second straight Class 4A state title may have started 11 weeks ago at Tupelo, but the official start to the playoffs begins Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium. The Commodores, who finished ranked No. 1 in Class 4A and as the No. 2 overall team in the state in the Associated Press poll Tuesday, are five wins away from another perfect 16-0 record and a state title. (more…) (November 3, 2011, Page 9)
The answer to the question of exactly who the best team in Region 2-4A this year was answered in impressive fashion by the No. 1 ranked Lafayette Commodores Thursday night at William L. Buford Stadium. LHS showed its immense talent and depth on offense, defense and special teams with a one-sided 49-7 whitewashing of North Pontotoc.
Everything has gone according to plan for the No. 1 ranked Lafayette Commodores this season. LHS (10-0 overall) met one of its first goals of making the upcoming Class 4A playoffs two weeks ago while a second, and even more important goal, of gaining a third straight region title can be accomplished Thursday night. (more…) (October 26, 2011, Page 1B)
Staying true to typical form, the Lafayette Commodores went on the road and up-ended Senatobia on senior night 48-8.
The victory improved Lafayette’s record to 10-0 overall and 4-0 in Region 2-4A. (October 24, 2011, Page 4B)