TUNICA — A fast start to games has been the key to success most of the season for the Lafayette Commodores. Friday night, in their region road opener against Tunica-Rosa Fort, the Commodores were better in the second half.
On a night when the offense struggled to find its usual rhythm until the final 24 minutes of action, it was the defense that paced the No. 1 ranked Commodores early in their 43-6 win over the Lions.
LHS (8-0 overall, 2-0 in Region 2-4A) garnered the first points of the game on a safety when linebacker Jamel Dennis crushed Rosa Fort’s Darrell Lovelady in the end zone. Pressure from the defensive line made it tough on both of Tunica’s quarterbacks to find receivers or hand off to runners in the backfield. (October 10, 2011, Page 1B)
BLOG: TUNICA — A fast start to games has been the key to success most of the season for the Lafayette Commodores. Friday night, in their Region 2-4A road opener against Tunica-Rosa Fort, the ‘Dores were better in the second half. (more…) (October 8, 2011)
VIDEO BLOG: Lafayette High’s defense was sharp again this past Friday night in its 42-0 win over Greenwood. Two of the players that helped contribute to the shutout were defensive backs Brandon Mack and Jeremiah Jones. Here is an interview with the two following the win: (more…) (August 29, 2011)
A chance to see the next crop of talented football players at Lafayette highlighted the junior varsity game against Charleston on Monday night at William L. Buford Stadium.
Lafayette and Charleston may have played to a 7-7 tie, but the main objective of seeing who can help the varsity as the season moves on was accomplished. (August 23, 2011)
Oxford coach Drew Tyler knows a Most Valuable Player candidate when he sees one. After having 13 consecutive players who have won the EAGLE’s top boys basketball award over the years, Tyler has gained a great perspective as to what an individual has to do to obtain such recognition.
For 6-foot-2 OHS junior guard Justin Fondren, the recipe for success that ultimately allowed him to earn the 2011 EAGLE Player of Year award was his ability to do everything well. As Tyler explains it, Fondren is his best athlete, his best basketball player and best student all rolled into one. (April 20, 2011, Page 1B)
Seniors Shaquilla Isom and Nikki McChristian were both named to the first team District 2-4A team voted on recently by league coaches. Isom received 53 points, four less than District 2-4A MVP Jasmine Golden of Center Hill. (more…) (February 8, 2011, Page 2B)
The Lafayette basketball program had a difficult night on Friday against Center Hill.
While the Lady Commodores got caught up in a free-throw filled fourth quarter during their 52-46 loss, the Commodores were unable to match the Mustangs’ versatility in a 76-50 loss. (January 31, 2011, Page 7)
A clean sweep is what the Lafayette High basketball teams were able to achieve over Oxford on Tuesday night in the lone meeting between the two schools on the hardwood this season. (more…) (January 19, 2011, Page 6)