Eli Johnson almost passed up an opportunity to represent his country on the football field. Looking back, he’s glad he didn’t. The Lafayette High offensive lineman suited up for Team USA in the 18-and-under International Bowl played Jan. 30 in Arlington Texas at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys. Canada was the opponent in a game that showcased more than 100 of North America’s top high school juniors. (February 11, 2015, Page 1B)
BYHALIA — Lafayette coach Eric Robertson did not want a repeat performance of the New Albany game when his team traveled to Byhalia on Friday night. He got just the opposite, as the Commodores’ quest to go undefeated in Region 2-4A play was completed with relative ease when Lafayette (7-4, 5-0 Region 2-4A) dominated the Indians (0-10, 0-5) 41-0 on Halloween night. (November 2, 2014, Page 5B)
The Lafayette Commodores capped their spring by winning their games against Lake Cormorant and MRA while tying North Panola in the spring jamboree at William L. Buford Stadium Thursday. (May 16, 2014, Page 6A)
Nearly 200 of the South’s top football prospects for the 2014-17 classes paid Oxford a visit Wednesday for the second annual Southern Elite Combine presented by 247Sports and Varsity Preps. (more…) (July 11, 2013, Page 7)
Lafayette’s goal of topping South Pike to win the MHSAA Class 4A boys powerlifting title fell just short Saturday at the Mississippi Coliseum. The Commodores were able to come in second as a team in the annual event thanks to five top four finishes. (more…) (April 15, 2013, Page 9)
Lafayette’s powerlifting teams got their respective seasons off to a good start Saturday in the Pontotoc Invitational. The Lady Commodores won the meet over six other teams, while the Commodores finished second. (more…) (January 21, 2013, Page 11)
In addition to Lafayette’s typical all-around speed, Region 2-4A foe Tunica-Rosa Fort will bring a wealth of athleticism as well. (October 4, 2012, Page 8)
Lafayette continued to flex its muscle in boys powerlifting with a first-place finish in the Region 2-4A meet held this past weekend.
The success Lafayette’s powerlifting team had in its first meet last week paid dividends on Monday with a second-place finish in the Lady Wildcat Invitational held at Calhoun City.
The Lady Commodores totaled 55 points, second to Charleston’s 63. Oxford finished third with 30 points, while Pontotoc (24) and Calhoun City (10) rounded out the teams at the meet.
Cate Clay lifted in the 97-pound weight class for the Lady Commodores and finished first with a 425-pound total. Meg Norphlet competed in the 105 class and was first with a total of 500. San Hairston competed in the 123 class as did Jada McIntosh. Hairston was second with a 595, while McIntosh totaled 500. (more…) (February 1, 2012, Page 7)