There are a lot of reasons why the Lafayette Commodores have been one of Mississippi’s top teams since the start of the 2009 season. The outstanding play of quarterback Jeremy Liggins and Demarkous Dennis have keyed a potent offense, while players such as D.Q. Reynolds and Keeyon Tyson have led a very productive defensive unit.
But as good as the Commodores’ offensive and defensive units have been during that time period, the special teams, led by do-it-all kicker Tyler Jackson, has also been very productive. (more…) (August 26, 2011, Page 6A)
TUPELO — With all the preseason hype surrounding the program, Lafayette Commodores’ head football coach Anthony Hart had some concerns about going into Friday night’s road matchup at 6A Tupelo to open the 2011 season.
It was obvious that the Golden Wave had some concerns of its own — LHS running back Demarkous Dennis and quarterback Jeremy Liggins. They just didn’t count on everyone else pitching in on the 40-11 ‘Dores win. (August 22, 2011, Page 1B)
Lafayette’s first live action since winning last season’s Class 4A state title came in the form of a 21-13 win over Southaven at William L. Buford Stadium Friday evening. While LHS coach Anthony Hart wasn’t worried about the score of the contest that was broken down into two 20-minute halves with a running clock, he was more interested in how his Commodores looked heading into the season opener against Tupelo.
What Hart, and those in attendance, saw was an LHS team that was opportunistic on defense and an offense that played with good effort even if the results weren’t like they were during the 2010 season. (August 15, 2011, Page 1B)