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D.K. Buford

Lafayette takes care of business with 69-0 win

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)

Lafayette takes care of business, rolls past Duval Charter

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)

Lafayette’s Williams earns first POW award

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)

LHS completes run through NEMCABB

NEW ALBANY — Lafayette’s bats continued to be as hot as tar under the Mississippi sun Wednesday.

The Commodores concluded their tear through the NEMCABB Championship Tournament by knocking off North Pontotoc 13-3 in the title game at the New Albany Sportsplex. (more…) (June 28, 2012, Page 6)

OHS, LHS teams clobber Cougars

Oxford and Lafayette jump started the round robin portion NEMCABB Tournament in a big way Thursday at Edwin Moak Field.

Lafayette defeated Oxford’s junior varsity squad 6-0 and then defeated South Pontotoc 11-1 in five innings.

Oxford’s varsity then up-ended South Pontotoc 10-0 to conclude Day 1 of the Oxford Regional. (June 22, 2012, Page 6A)

Summer ball has added importance

Lafayette won’t play a game that counts in the MHSAA standings for over eight months.

While that may be true, the Commodores aren’t taking the summer off.

Just the opposite, actually. (more…) (June 20, 2012, Page 7)

LHS, OHS getting into passing condition

Leave it to Oxford and Lafayette to add a splash of drama to a summer tournament.

The two football squads capped this weekend’s third annual O-Zone Classic 7-on-7 tournament with a championship game that went down to the last play. (June 18, 2012, Page 6)

Patriots end Lafayette’s magical run

Lafayette’s improbable run through the MHSAA Class 4A baseball playoffs came to a close Friday.

In front of a capacity crowd at W.V. Brewer Field, the Commodores seemed to set the tone of the North Half game by plating three runs in the first. (more…) (May 14, 2012, Page 3B)

Pats frustrate ‘Dores, take Game 1

OLIVE BRANCH — The Commodores didn’t exactly look like themselves Thursday.

After jumping out to an early lead at Lewisburg in Game 1 of the MHSAA Class 4A North Half series, the Commodores struggled to maintain their early success and the Patriots took advantage. (more…) (May 11, 2012, Page 6A)

‘Dores turn doubters into believers

NEW ALBANY — Lafayette had plenty of doubters when the Class 4A postseason began.

They have no power, some said.

How is their defense going to respond against playoff competition, others asked. (more…) (May 8, 2012, Page 6)

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