By most accounts, Friday’s game against Shannon won’t even be in the same hemisphere as last week’s.
The Red Raiders (2-2 overall), once a thorn in Lafayette’s side before the Commodores (3-1) became a mainstay in the Class 4A championship game, will prove to be a greater challenge. (September 13, 2012, Page 8)
There was virtually no stopping the Lafayette Commodores Friday night in their 69-0 win over the Duval Charter (Fla.) Panthers. Lafayette’s first drive of the game had people wondering if it was Friday the 13th. The first play saw running back D.K Buford run 52-yards for the touchdown only to see it called back by a block-in-the-back penalty. The second play of the game saw quarterback Brandon Mack run for a 24-yard touchdown only to have a holding penalty bring the score back as well. The third time was not the charm either, as a Buford’s 15-yard touchdown run was yet again called back for another holding penalty.
The fourth play, however, turned out to be the right one for the Commodores, who finally scored their first of many touchdowns on a 36-yard pass and catch from Mack to Buford. (September 10, 2012, Page 5B)
BLOG: There was virtually no stopping the Lafayette Commodores Friday night in their 69-0 win over the Duval Charter Panthers. (more…) (September 8, 2012)
Six years of frustration over losing to Lafayette was erased in one night for the Oxford Chargers thanks to an inspired and near flawless defensive performance. The Chargers defeated the fifth-ranked Commodores 19-0 in front of a jubilant home crowd at Bobby Holcomb Field and regional television audience watching live on Fox Sports South on Thursday night by pounding the Commodores into submission at the point of attack. (more…) (August 31, 2012, Page 6A)
There may be different names running the Lafayette High offense this season but Oxford coach Johnny Hill said quarterback Brandon Mack and running back D.K. Buford have more than enough speed and talent to make all the plays to beat his Chargers if OHS don’t play well.
Oxford hosts No. 6 ranked Lafayette in the annual Crosstown Classic contest Thursday night at 7. In a game that is being sponsored by C Spire Wireless and highlighted on Fox Sports South, Hill is hoping that the only fireworks that go off are before the game and turned in by his team rather than by the speed of Buford and Mack. (August 29, 2012, Page 6)
Football is not supposed to look this easy for Oxford’s Nick Brown. After spending the bulk of his high school career playing for hoops coach Drew Tyler, the 5-foot-10, 155-pound Brown decided to play football this past spring. From the first day he hit the field, wide receivers coach Chris Cutcliffe was impressed by his latest recruit. (August 28, 2012, Page 6)
Lafayette coach Eric Robertson didn’t have to do a lot to convince his players that Greenwood, Friday night’s opponent, can play. All Robertson had to do was show them the film of the Bulldogs’ 52-12 win over Leflore County in Week 1 of the season and remind them that 18 of 22 starters return to a team looking to gain a measure of revenge for last season’s 42-0 loss to the Commodores. (August 23, 2012, Page 6)
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)
SOUTHAVEN — Lafayette’s dress rehearsals before the season opener Friday at home against Tupelo produced mostly positive results. The Commodores defeated both Southaven and Lake Cormorant 7-0 in two jamboree scrimmages thanks to great plays turned in by the defense and steady offensive plays led by quarterback Brandon Mack and running back D.K. Buford. (more…) (August 13, 2012, Page 7)