The Lafayette Commodores open their 2013 season on the road Friday against a Class 6A foe when they travel to Tupelo. It’s a good test for the Commodores, LHS coach Eric Robertson said, and the Golden Wave will look familiar even with a new coach since he’s former Water Valley coach Trent Hammond. (August 22, 2013, Page 6)
Oxford’s reversal of fortune on the gridiron this season was a result of many different players. For a team that was 5-6 and not in the playoffs in 2011, an 11-2 overall record and a trip to the semifinals of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs in 2012 took a lot of hard work on the part of several top players. (more…) (December 12, 2012, Page 1B)
Water Valley senior Jeoffrey Gordon has been banged up for most of the season. Friday, the Blue Devil running back showed what he can do when he gets a chance to crack the starting lineup at close to full health.
In Water Valley’s 33-13 victory at Nettleton, Gordon racked up 205 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries. (October 16, 2012, Page 6)
Sports Blog: PONTOTOC — The Lafayette Commdores’ football team used dominant showings on both sides of the ball Friday night to defeat Pontotoc 41-6 at “The Hollow.” (more…) (September 22, 2012)
One week after waltzing to a win against first-year program in Duval Charter (Jacksonville, Fla.), the Commodores had their work cut out for them against the Shannon Red Raiders. (more…) (September 17, 2012, Page 3B)
BLOG: It seems odd, but after last week’s blowout win against Duval Charter (Jacksonville, Fla.), the Lafayette Commodores needed Friday night’s battle against Shannon at William L. Buford Stadium prior to the start of region play.
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Oxford’s defenders must have felt hot following the Chargers’ 19-0 win over Lafayette in the annual Crosstown Classic. In a game that was dominated by the Chargers from start to finish, the OHS defense shined the brightest in a victory that not only ended a six-game losing streak to the Commodores, but also ended Lafayette’s 34-game winning streak.
It was an effort that won’t be forgotten by anyone associated with OHS for a long time. It was an effort — by all 11 starters and numerous backups — that garnered the unit this week’s Player of the Week honors.
Oxford defensive coordinator Steve Herring was beyond pleased with the effort his players gave in the victory and said hustling was the key to it all. (September 4, 2012, Page 8)
Chequille Williams provided the spark that got Lafayette’s season off to a bang Friday, returning an interception for a touchdown minutes into the Commodores’ 8-3 win against Tupelo. (August 21, 2012, Page 6)
Leave it to the Lafayette Commodores to win a dramatic defensive struggle in Eric Robertson’s head coaching debut. Sparked by an early interception returned for a touchdown by linebacker Chequille Williams, the Commodores scratched and clawed their way to an 8-3 win at William L. Buford Stadium on Friday. It was the 33rd straight win for LHS and the first for Robertson, who served the team the previous seven seasons as defensive coordinator. (more…) (August 20, 2012, Page 1B)