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D.K. Buford

Lafayette powers its way past Tigers

The Lafayette baseball team looked down and out at South Panola on Saturday, but after falling behind early, the Commodores rallied to claim a 21-14 victory over the host Tigers to improve to 5-2 on the year. (more…) (March 14, 2011, Page 7)

‘Dores drop two games in Pontotoc

Two early season tests ended up being valuable learning experiences for the Lafayette Commodores Thursday night in the Pontotoc Tournament.

Less than a week after LHS got its 2011 season off to a great start with two wins against Saltillo and Nettleton, the Commodores suffered their first setbacks of the season with a 7-3 loss to Mooreville and a 12-11 loss to Belmont. (more…) (March 4, 2011, Page 6A)

Defense, Liggins pace ‘Dores in shutout

Another dominant performance that showed the experience of the No. 1 Lafayette Commodores as much as it did their overall athletic ability was the backdrop of Friday’s 35-0 win over New Albany in the Class 4A playoffs.

LHS (14-0 overall) advanced to its second straight North Half title game by dismantling a Bulldog team that had won its first 13 games of the season. The Commodores, who will now play Noxubee County for the right to advance to Jackson for the MHSAA state championship, caused four turnovers in the win and used the mistakes to score three touchdowns on short fields. (November 22, 2010, Page 3B)

Cougars no match for 7-0 ‘Dores

Lafayette’s march towards a second-straight Region 2-4A title continued with another dominating performance on both sides of the ball Friday night. The No. 1 Commodores had their way from the start with the North Panola Cougars in a game that eventually turned into a one-sided 49-0 win.

LHS (7-0 overall, 3-0 Region 2-4A) has only been challenged for a half in its three region games so far this season, a fact that means the Commodores are actually playing more against themselves than the opponent on the field each week. (October 4, 2010, Page 5B)

‘Dores learn lessons in latest win

Two valuable lessons about being prepared at the start of a game and not underestimating an opposing team were the big things the Lafayette Commodores took away from their 42-24 win over Center Hill Friday night.

A slow start by the normally reliable LHS defense resulted in 17 first-half points for the Mustangs, while the overall execution of the Commodores, a group that usually has no trouble putting teams away early, was only enhanced for the future.

For coach Anthony Hart, the win, which improved the Commodores to 5-0 on the year overall and 1-0 in Region 2-4A play, turned out to be a good test for his team. (September 20, 2010, Page 4B)

UPDATED: Lafayette defense holds its own vs. Pontotoc in jamboree

The Lafayette Commodores defense looked to be in mid-season form while the offense did just enough to defeat the Pontotoc Warriors 14-0 in the jamboree game tonight. (more…) (August 13, 2010, Page 6)

Stanley, Lafayette force Game 3 with close win on Saturday

Lafayette didn’t need any extra motivation to defeat Amory at home in the second game of the MHSAA’s Class 4A playoff series between the two Saturday night. Facing a must-win situation after losing 5-3 to the Panthers on the road Friday, the Commodores responded with a 4-3 victory to even the series and set up tonight’s elimination game at Amory at 7. (May 10, 2010, Page 1B)

LMS baseballers advance

The Lafayette middle school baseball team advanced to the championship game of its district playoff tournament Monday night with a 6-5 win over Marshall Academy in seven innings. (more…) (April 6, 2010, Page 9)

Lafayette Middle School earns first round bye

The Lafayette Middle School baseball team (9-2-1) earned a first-round bye in the upcoming playoffs by sweeping Marshall Academy 10-2 and 8-3 in a doubleheader yesterday. (more…) (March 31, 2010, Page 10)

LMS rallies to beat OMS in baseball

Lafayette’s middle school baseball team rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the fourth inning to post a 5-3 win over Oxford Wednesday night at W.V. Brewer Field. The Commodores and Chargers tied in the second game 3-3. (March 25, 2010, Page 7)

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