Lafayette will begin its reign as the top-ranked team in the state of Mississippi against its biggest rival on Friday night. The annual Crosstown Classic will be played at William L. Buford Stadium this season and with the Commodores a prohibitive favorite to capture a sixth-straight win over the Chargers. (more…) (September 1, 2011, Page 6)
The second week of the high school football season continues tonight. Water Valley is the only team at home — the Blue Devils host Coffeeville — while Lafayette and Oxford are both on the road at Greenwood and Charleston, respectively.
Kickoff for all three games is set for 7:30 p.m. LHS can be heard on 93.7 FM and www.q93.7fm.com, WVHS is on 105.5 FM, while OHS is on 95.5 and 102.1 FM.
In a contest that is always highly anticipated and emotionally charged, WVHS coach Brad Embry said he expects to get Coffeeville’s best effort. (August 26, 2011, Page 6A)
LHS (1-0 overall) and GHS (0-1) were familiar foes prior to the re-classification of schools in 2009. The Bulldogs, led by new coach Clinton Gatewood, went 10-3 last season and advanced to the second round of the Class 4A playoffs before losing to Shannon.
Greenwood fell to Leflore County 26-22 in its season opener after giving up two touchdowns in the final three minutes. The Bulldogs still had an opportunity to pull out the win, but a receiver dropped a pass in the end zone with 21 seconds remaining in the contest. (more…) (August 25, 2011, Page 6)
TUPELO — With all the preseason hype surrounding the program, Lafayette Commodores’ head football coach Anthony Hart had some concerns about going into Friday night’s road matchup at 6A Tupelo to open the 2011 season.
It was obvious that the Golden Wave had some concerns of its own — LHS running back Demarkous Dennis and quarterback Jeremy Liggins. They just didn’t count on everyone else pitching in on the 40-11 ‘Dores win. (August 22, 2011, Page 1B)
The Commodores, winners of 16 games in a row, travel to play the Tupelo Golden Wave in the opener, one of two games to start the year on the road. Lafayette’s schedule is tougher overall compared to the 2010 season, especially early in the non region half of things. (August 18, 2011, Page 1B)
Lafayette’s first live action since winning last season’s Class 4A state title came in the form of a 21-13 win over Southaven at William L. Buford Stadium Friday evening. While LHS coach Anthony Hart wasn’t worried about the score of the contest that was broken down into two 20-minute halves with a running clock, he was more interested in how his Commodores looked heading into the season opener against Tupelo.
What Hart, and those in attendance, saw was an LHS team that was opportunistic on defense and an offense that played with good effort even if the results weren’t like they were during the 2010 season. (August 15, 2011, Page 1B)
Despite scorching temperatures, Lafayette began its quest for a second consecutive Class 4A state championship on Monday by hitting the practice field. (August 2, 2011, Page 7)
The last few seasons has been a great time to be a fan of the Lafayette Commodores.
The football team won its first state championship under Anthony Hart, the cross country teams finished high at the state meet under Mississippi Association Coach of the Year Ben Mikell, the girls basketball program has reached the state tournament under coach Amy Sutton, the girls track team finished second this year at the MHSAA state meet under the guidance of Sutton and Mikell, the tennis team earned its first individual state title winners, while other sports have performed at a high level. (more…) (June 3, 2011, Page 7A)
On a day when America took time out to remember fallen soldiers that lost their lives in battle, the 2011 senior class at Lafayette High School held a memorial service for one of their own.