CLEVELAND — Eight weeks into the 2013 season, the Lafayette Commodores were 3-5 and 0-2 in Region 2-4A play. Making a run to Jackson to play in the 4A state title game seemed very tough to accomplish, to many, but the Commodore players. (December 2, 2013, Page 1B)
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)
Led by an unrelenting defensive effort, the Lafayette Commodores treated the capacity crowd at William L. Buford Stadium to a lopsided 35-6 victory against the Tunica-Rosa Fort Lions. (more…) (October 8, 2012, Page 3B)
Lafayette boys powerlifting coach Dennis Robbins will help lead five Commodores into the MHSAA Class 4A state meet Saturday in Jackson’s Mississippi Coliseum. The goal, Robbins said, is for all five to finish third or better at the meet. (more…) (April 13, 2012, Page 7A)
JACKSON — About 30 seconds after Lafayette wrapped up its second straight MHSAA Class 4A state title at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium, head coach Anthony Hart embraced his youngest son Derek with a huge bear hug.
The moment may have only lasted a few seconds, but the memory of winning yet another title will be cherished forever by Hart, his family and all the LHS supporters who were on hand to watch the contest. (more…) (December 5, 2011, Page 1B)
It may have seemed strange for him to have left a job where he led a team to a 12-2 record and a spot in the semifinals of the Class 3A playoffs, not to mention the comfort of the area where he grew up, but Hart felt like leaving Franklin County for Lafayette was the move he needed to make. (more…) (November 23, 2011, Page 6A)
The football season can be a long grind on players, even on a championship-caliber squad like Lafayette’s.
And when you’re on the scout team, getting beat up day-in and day-out by the bigger, stronger varsity guy sometimes it’s difficult to remain motivated and get through practices. (more…) (October 18, 2011, Page 8)
If you’ve seen the ‘Dores this season, you know what that means.
Lafayette came out fast against the Warriors at William L. Buford Stadium, got an early lead and was able to play its reserves for much of the second half in the 48-7 victory. (September 26, 2011, Page 3B)
SHREVEPORT, La. — Lafayette’s goal to gain additional respect for its program and the state of Mississippi was accomplished on Saturday afternoon with a thrilling come-from-behind win over perennial power Evangel Christian Academy (Shreveport, La.) in the inaugural Battle on the Border High School Football Showcase.
Adjustments made on offense and defense ultimately made the biggest difference in the No. 1 Commodores earning the 35-34 win over the Eagles in the first of three games played at Independence Stadium, but Saturday’s win was also about rising to a challenge and good, old-fashioned smashmouth power. (more…) (September 12, 2011, Page 1B)
If you’re a fan of the No. 1 Lafayette Commodores and haven’t caught up on all your football formations, then Saturday’s game against Evangel Christian in Shreveport, La., will be right up your alley. The word bevy doesn’t accurately describe the amount of formations the Eagles employ during a given contest.
According to LHS defensive coordinator Eric Robertson, he has watched tape on the Eagles and said the formations shown on one film are completely different the next week. Such is the challenge facing the Commodores defense when they take on the nationally respected Eagles. (September 9, 2011, Page 8A)