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BLOG: Lafayette starts region play with comeback win over Ripley

RIPLEY— For the second straight week the Lafayette Commodores football team trailed by 13 points. For the second straight week they overcame that deficit. Unlike last week the Commodores were able to hold on to their lead and defeat the Ripley Tigers 14-13 to open region play.  (more…) (October 3, 2014)

Offense paces ‘Dores in 35-0 win over Shannon

Through the first four games of the season, the Lafayette Commodores had scored 21 points. On Friday night, they scored 35 against the Shannon Red Raiders en route to a 35-0 shutout for their second win of the season. (September 21, 2014, Page 1B)

‘Dores prep for Shannon’s Wing-T offense

The Lafayette Commodores football team is coming off a tough loss to crosstown rival Oxford last week. Unlike Oxford, which has a bye week, the Commodores (1-3) must have a quick turnaround as they welcome the Shannon Red Raiders (1-2) to William L. Buford Stadium on Friday night. (September 18, 2014, Page 8)

OHS uses momentum swing to roll to Crosstown Classic win

Oxford is making this rivalry thing look easy. Junior quarterback Jack Abraham set a single-game school passing record with 388 yards to go along with three touchdowns, and the Chargers took the Crosstown Classic trophy home for the third straight year with a 41-7 win over Lafayette on Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field. (September 14, 2014, Page 4B)

VIDEO: Oxford cruises to another Crosstown Classic win over ‘Dores

BLOG — Oxford quarterback Jack Abraham set a single-game school passing record with 388 yards to go along with three touchdowns, and the Chargers took the Crosstown Classic trophy home for the third straight year with a 41-7 rout of rival Lafayette on Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field. (more…) (September 12, 2014)

Oxford, Lafayette set for latest rivalry tussle

Friendships have been put on hold this week. It’s time for the Crosstown Classic, which means loyalty to school and team is reigning supreme. Oxford and Lafayette will renew their annual rivalry on the football field Friday night. Kickoff from Bobby Holcomb Field is set for 7 p.m. (September 11, 2014, Page 8)

‘Dores searching for points to keep up with Chargers

It’s been the same routine for Lafayette. Week after week, the Commodores’ defense spends a majority of the game’s 48 minutes on the field keeping the opposing offense in check while the offense provides little relief. Lafayette has spent more time trying to get out of its own way than it has in the end zone. (September 11, 2014, Page 8)

Lafayette gets in win column

After two weeks of setbacks, Lafayette coach Eric Robertson gathered his team close Friday night. “The W,” he said, was all that mattered. (September 7, 2014, Page 5B)

Corinth rallies to top Commodores 17-14

For the first time since 2008, the Lafayette Commodores have opened their season with back-to-back losses. Nine penalties, three turnovers, and two missed field goals doomed Lafayette in a tight contest as a 23-yard field goal from Jake Curtis with 31 seconds remaining clinched a 17-14 win for Corinth on Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium. (September 1, 2014, Page 6)

Tupelo blanks Commodores in opener

Lafayette ran 43 offensive plays in its season opener against Tupelo Friday night. The Golden Wave’s defense didn’t let the Commodores do much on any of them. Lafayette mustered just 91 yards of offense in a 20-0 loss to Tupelo at William L. Buford Stadium. Tupelo also forced the Commodores into three turnovers, including Demaris Wise’s 65-yard pick-six on the game’s final play, turning the matchup of state championship game participants from a season ago into a one-sided affair. (August 25, 2014, Page 8)

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