The No. 1 ranked Commodores (4-0 overall) have routinely played the Red Raiders (2-2) in the playoffs over the years and almost all of the games have been competitive. LHS last played at Shannon in the 2009 Class 4A playoffs with the Commodores earning a 23-14 win in the North Half semifinal contest. LHS coach Anthony Hart said Shannon looks similar to typical Red Raider squads. (September 15, 2011, Page 6)
SHREVEPORT, La. — Lafayette’s goal to gain additional respect for its program and the state of Mississippi was accomplished on Saturday afternoon with a thrilling come-from-behind win over perennial power Evangel Christian Academy (Shreveport, La.) in the inaugural Battle on the Border High School Football Showcase.
Adjustments made on offense and defense ultimately made the biggest difference in the No. 1 Commodores earning the 35-34 win over the Eagles in the first of three games played at Independence Stadium, but Saturday’s win was also about rising to a challenge and good, old-fashioned smashmouth power. (more…) (September 12, 2011, Page 1B)
BLOG — SHREVEPORT, La. — Adjustments made at halftime on offense and defense ultimately led to the No. 1 Lafayette Commodores to a win over perennial power Evangel Christian Academy Saturday afternoon at Independence Stadium. (more…) (September 10, 2011)
One of the most important positions on the entire Lafayette High team is occupied by one of the most laidback, quiet and unassuming players on the roster.
As talented and important as quarterback Jeremy Liggins and Demarkous Dennis are to the success of the offense, senior noseguard D.Q. Reynolds is just as vital to how the defense fares each week. (September 8, 2011, Page 6)
The top-ranked football team in the state of Mississippi will meet one of the most highly regarded programs in the nation this Saturday in the inaugural Battle on the Border High School Football Showcase in Shreveport, La. (September 8, 2011, Page 6)
This week’s Player of the Week from the high school ranks is used to seeing his name in print. Lafayette senior running back Demarkous Dennis is a reliable, every-down player for the No. 1 ranked Commodores and a reason why they have scored 40 or more points in all three of their games so far this year.
In a year where D.K. Buford has emerged to give the Commodores yet another weapon on offense, Dennis has been the most consistent member of the unit. In Week 1 he rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown, while in Week 2 he totaled 165 yards and three touchdowns. (more…) (September 6, 2011, Page 6)
A faster start to the game is what Lafayette football coach Anthony Hart wanted to see from his team against Oxford Friday night in the annual Crosstown Classic. To the delight of Hart and the rest of his coaching staff, the message got through loud and clear.
The top-ranked Lafayette Commodores rolled to a 40-12 win over OHS at William L. Buford Stadium thanks in large part to their fast start on offense and special teams. (more…) (September 5, 2011, Page 1B)
COLUMN: It wasn’t long after Lafayette’s sixth-straight win over crosstown rival Oxford on Friday night that LHS coach Anthony Hart brought up the next big challenge for his team, Evangel Christian.
The No. 1 Commodores will be leaving the state for Shreveport, La., this Saturday to play in the “Battle on the Border,” a game that is all about bragging rights and school pride. Similar games have been played by the South Panola Tigers, as well as a few other programs from the state, in recent years in order to find out which state really has the best talent. (more…) (September 5, 2011, Page 3B)
BLOG — The winning streak for Lafayette over Oxford continued on Friday night thanks to a fast start on offense and special teams and some more big plays turned in by the defense. (more…) (September 2, 2011)