Lafayette has traditionally had a strong and productive offensive line that has been anchored by a key player that has the ability to not only run block effectively, but also protect the quarterback from any harm.
Usually that lineman has been a senior, an upperclassman that has earned his position through the course of time. Right tackle Eli Johnson fits the mold of a veteran LHS lineman, and while he may just be a sophomore, he has as much experience as he does since he started as a freshman. (September 12, 2013, Page 8)
If the Lafayette Commodores lift like coach Cody Stubblefield knows his atheltes can, then Saturday should be a good one at the MHSAA Class 4A state meet. Seven members of a powerlifting team that won the Region 2-4A and North Half meets will converge on Jackson in the hopes of garnering a team state title. (more…) (April 11, 2013, Page 4B)
Lafayette’s Commodores are set to begin the 2013 powerlifting season at the Pontotoc Invitational with a veteran team but also with some changes from a year ago. One of the biggest changes revolves around the unfortunate death of John Mills, who finished third in the 114-pound weight division at last year’s state meet. (January 18, 2013, Page 8A)
It takes head coach Eric Robertson maybe half of a second to produce the name of the biggest leader on the Lafayette High offensive line. On a team that is loaded with standout players on both sides of the ball, Robertson has no trouble pointing out senior left tackle Trae Williams and explaining what he means to the 2-0 Commodores. (August 29, 2012, Page 6)
A season full of hard work, and one that was filled with great memories for the Lafayette Commodores, was celebrated one last time Wednesday in the LHS gym. The championship rings, that will be worn adoringly by the players, support staff and coaches for years to come, were handed out at a ceremony that also included lunch from Chick-Fil-A.
Anthony Hart, who led the Commodores to 32 straight wins and back-to-back Class 4A titles before becoming the school’s new athletics director, talked about how it felt to host the ceremony again. (March 29, 2012, Page 7)