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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Eli Johnson

Injuries, lack of QB, make for unique spring for LHS

It has been a patchwork spring for the Lafayette High football team. With the baseball team making a deep run into the postseason, Lafayette coach Eric Robertson has been without key personnel during spring drills. That has not stopped the Commodores from getting productive reps out of the players he does have available. The injury also made an appearing in the Commodore locker room as several players suffered severe injuries, including the defensive line. (May 14, 2015, Page 7)

International Bowl ‘awesome experience’ for Johnson

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)

‘Dores dominate Byhalia; finish region play undefeated

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)

Commodores finish out spring with pair of wins, tie in jamboree

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)

Athletes travel to Oxford to get noticed

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)

‘Dores finish second at Class 4A championship; Lady ‘Dores place fourth

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)

Commodores take first in powerlifting

Led by first-place finishes from Cortez Coleman and Eric Lewis, the Lafayette Commodores won the Wildcat Powerlifting Championship at Calhoun City Saturday. (more…) (January 28, 2013, Page 10)

Lady ‘Dores, ‘Dores fare well in opening meet

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)

‘Dores set to host speedy Rosa Fort

There will be plenty of speed on the field Friday at William L. Buford Stadium.

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)

LHS boys muscle past divisional foes

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 Commodores totaled 63 points, 16 more than second-place finisher Lewisburg. Senatobia was third with 45 points, while Cleveland finished with 25. (more…) (February 21, 2012, Page 10)

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