Adjustments made by a veteran coaching staff and some old-fashioned determination helped lead the Lafayette eighth-grade Commodores to a 30-12 win against Grenada at William L. Buford Stadium on Tuesday night. The victory garnered the Commodores (6-2 overall) their fifth straight win and the Tri-Lakes Conference title in the process. (more…) (October 24, 2012, Page 6)
Lafayette’s eighth-grade football team took a huge step to securing the Tri-Lakes Conference title Tuesday by posting a 30-14 win over Batesville at William L. Buford Stadium. The victory improved the Commodores to 5-2 overall and an even more important 3-0 in the conference with one game left to play against Grenada. The Commodores were never threatened by the Tigers in the game as Atarius Owens got them on the scoreboard first with a 16-yard run at the 4:32 mark of the first quarter. (more…) (October 17, 2012, Page 7)
The second meeting between Oxford and Lafayette on the gridiron meant a lot more than the earlier showdown. Tuesday’s doubleheader at William L. Buford Stadium not only counted in the team’s overall record, but also towards the Tri-Lakes Confernce standings.
Oxford’s seventh-grade Chargers remained perfect on the year with a 22-6 win over Lafayette, while the Commodores gave the Chargers their first loss of the season in the eighth-grade game with a 14-12 triumph. (October 10, 2012, Page 7)
The Lafayette Middle School football program had a successful evening Tuesday, sweeping the visiting Senatobia Warriors. The seventh-grade (2-3 overall, 1-0 Tri-Lakes Conference) claimed a 16-0 shutout victory, while the eighth-grade (3-2, 1-0) knocked off the Warriors 36-20. (more…) (October 3, 2012, Page 6)
The Lafayette Middle School football teams split a pair of games with South Panola in Batesville on Tuesday night. The seventh-grade Tigers beat Lafayette 16-0, while the older Commodores won 18-12 thanks to a great individual night from Atarius Owens, who scored all three touchdowns in the victory. Owens’ last touchdown covered 31 yards and it came with just seven seconds left in the game and the scored tied 12-12. South Panola had scored its last touchdown with just two minutes left in the fourth quarter. Owens scored his touchdown on a 31-yard run at the 3:30 mark of the second quarter and his second on a 70-yard run with 4:30 left in the third. (more…) (September 19, 2012, Page 7)
The seventh-grade Chargers defeated the Commodores 26-0, while the older Chargers outlasted the Lafayette 28-22 to remain perfect on the season. (September 12, 2012, Page 6)
Lafayette’s middle school football teams got the 2012 season off to a good start with two wins over Senatobia on Tuesday night.
A well-executed gameplan, improved free-throw shooting and a fast start to the second half were just some of the reasons Oxford swept four middle school basketball games from Lafayette Thursday night in the Oxford High gym. (more…) (January 13, 2012, Page 7A)
Water Valley and Lafayette split a pair of middle school basketball games Tuesday night in the LMS gym. Lafayette swept the seventh-grade games, while Water Valley won the final two games to cap the night. (more…) (November 2, 2011, Page 9)
Lafayette earned a complete sweep over Grenada in middle school football action on Thursday at William L. Buford Stadium. The seventh-grade Commodores won 20-6, while the eighth-graders won 16-6. (September 23, 2011, Page 7A)