A chance to play a new position, as well as play for a four-year school relatively close to home, is what made Lafayette’s Austin Dennis chose Lambuth University Wednesday on National Signing Day. Dennis, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound tackle for the Class 4A state champion Commodores this season, said he was excited about the opportunity to play for the Jackson, Tenn., based school and play for Ron Dickerson, Sr., a well respected coach who was the head coach at Temple University. (February 3, 2011, Page 8)
One of the most unsung members of Lafayette’s Class 4A state champion football team was senior offensive lineman Adam Hyland. The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder not only helped lead the team’s outstanding offensive line at center, but he served another important role as the Commodores’ long snapper. (more…) (February 3, 2011, Page 8)
Lafayette’s success on the football field over the last two seasons, including winning this year’s Class 4A stat title, has resulted in another huge opportunity for the program. (December 20, 2010, Page 6)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Going 16-0 and winning the Class 4A state title in 2010 opened some new doors for the Lafayette Commodores’ football program from a scheduling standpoint. (more…) (December 18, 2010)
Teams that win championships always have great players leading the way. In the case of the Lafayette Commodores, there were a handful of players that stood out above the rest on a team that was filled from top to bottom with solid high school athletes. (more…) (December 16, 2010, Page 1B)
A season that started in the scorching heat of July culminated with a win in the MHSAA’s Class 4A state championship for the Lafayette Commodores Saturday evening at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Lafayette became the first school in the state to win 16 games in a season by knocking off North Pike 31-6 to capture the school’s first football state title.
Focus, dedication and desire were just three of the many intangibles the Commodores displayed on the field on a consistent basis this year, while an overpowering defense and offense, led by quarterback Jeremy Liggins and running back Demarkus Dennis, seemed to dispatch opponents with little trouble each week.
Saturday’s victory over the Jaguars epitomized how the Commodores won games all season. Liggins bullied his way through the Jaguars’ defense for three scores and 150 yards, while Dennis moved the chains with dazzling runs through the middle and outside of Lafayette’s formations. (December 6, 2010, Page 1B)
JACKSON — It was just a few minutes after the Lafayette Commodores won their first football state title in school history that coach Anthony Hart was asked where he felt his team ranked in the state. (more…) (December 6, 2010, Page 2B)
Redemption was sweet for Lafayette earlier today at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
One year after coming up just short in the title game, the as the Commodores cruised to a 31-6 victory over North Pike to claim their first-ever football state title. (more…) (December 4, 2010)
A second chance to make up for last season’s loss to St. Stanislaus in the Class 4A state title game is what the No. 1 Lafayette Commodores are hoping to accomplish Saturday against North Pike at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium.
With the goal of returning to Jackson achieved with last Friday’s win over Noxubee County, the Commodores (15-0 overall) are just one win away from winning their first title in school history and completely getting over last year’s bitter defeat.
From LHS coach Anthony Hart’s standpoint, last year’s 35-16 loss to St. Stanislaus taught his players a lesson about accomplishing things the first time. (December 3, 2010, Page 8A)
A strong connection between the current members of the Lafayette High football team and former members has always been something that has made the Commodores a force to be reckoned with each fall. But the bond amongst the coaching staff and their immediate family is arguably just as strong, if not stronger, and the role that they play has also helped LHS achieve at a high level. (more…) (December 2, 2010, Page 4B)