A better overall effort, more focus on getting better as a team and keeping things going the way they have been are the main themes for area football coaches heading into tonight’s region games.
All three teams will be on the road tonight, a week before all three return to their respective home fields. Lafayette, ranked No. 1 in Class 4A by the Associated Press and No. 2 in the state in the poll, travels to play Tunica-Rosa Fort in its first Region 2-4A game of the year. Oxford will be on the road at Lake Cormorant, while Water Valley is at South Pontotoc. All three games begin at 7. Lafayette’s game can be heard on 93.7 FM. Oxford can be heard on 95.5 FM and 102.1 FM, while the Blue Devils can be heard on 105.5 FM. (October 7, 2011, Page 6A)
Lafayette (7-0 overall) puts its No. 1 ranking in the state on the line against the Tunica-Rosa Fort Lions, a team that always has a surplus of big, strong, fast athletes that can any head coach just a little nervous. (October 6, 2011, Page 6)
Tonight’s a big night for the area’s prep football squads.
While the Water Valley Blue Devils and Lafayette Commodores open their region schedules, the Oxford Chargers will be looking to avenge last year’s loss to the New Hope Trojans in their second region game of the season. (more…) (September 30, 2011, Page 6A)
Week after week the top-ranked ‘Dores prepare like they would any other week, and every week — with the exception of the 35-34 squeaker against Evangel Christian (Shreveport, La.) on Sept. 10 — Lafayette has rolled to a more than convincing victory. (more…) (September 29, 2011, Page 7)
When the junior college presidents of Mississippi decided late Tuesday that they were eliminating the protected recruiting list for all sports, getting rid of the current athletic districts and greatly reducing the amount of scholarships for out-of-state players, they all but killed junior college athletics in this state. (more…) (September 29, 2011, Page 7)
If you’ve seen the ‘Dores this season, you know what that means.
Lafayette came out fast against the Warriors at William L. Buford Stadium, got an early lead and was able to play its reserves for much of the second half in the 48-7 victory. (September 26, 2011, Page 3B)
Region 1-5A play begins tonight for the Oxford Chargers at home against Center Hill. The No. 1 Lafayette Commodores are back at home against Pontotoc after two weeks on the road. Water Valley will look to bounce back after a one-sided loss to Charleston on the road at J.Z. George.
Those are three subplots for the area high school teams heading into tonight’s matchups. Kickoffs for all contests are set for 7:30. Lafayette can be heard on 93.7 FM. Oxford can be heard on both 95.5 and 102.1 FM, while Water Valley appears on 105.5 FM. (September 23, 2011, Page 6A)
Lafayette (5-0 overall) won’t be afforded that luxury, as Friday the Commodores will host a tough Pontotoc Warriors squad.
Lafayette opened up the first quarter of play with 28 unanswered points en route to a 56-14 win over the Red Raiders, pushing the No. 1 ranked ‘Dores winning streak to 21 games. (more…) (September 19, 2011, Page 3B)