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Eric Robertson

Bulldogs defeat ‘Dores in OT

BLOG: NEW ALBANY — New Albany’s Eathen Rainey’s 19-yard game-winning overtime field goal kicked the Lafayette Commodores out of familiar territory on Friday night at Kitchens Field.

The 10-7 setback marks the first time LHS has lost a Region 2-4A game since 2008, and the first time the ‘Dores have not had or shared the No. 1 spot in the region since that same year.

(more…) (October 13, 2012)

Lafayette travels to face run-based New Albany

Lafayette fans who are planning to travel to New Albany for the Commodores’ second Region 2-4A road game of the season will want to get there early. With both teams relying heavily on the running game to move the football, Friday’s game should move pretty fast.

The Bulldogs enter the contest averaging almost 210 yards on the ground, with standout tailback Boston Newsome having carried the ball 232 times for 1,360 yards and 15 touchdowns. (October 11, 2012, Page 8)

Lafayette blasts Lions on Homecoming

Lafayette’s Homecoming court wasn’t the only thing that shined Friday evening.

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)

‘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)

Return of the Mack: LHS QB earns another POW honor

It’s beginning to become a bit of a broken record, but Lafayette is positively OK with that.

During Friday’s 28-13 win at Lewisburg, LHS quarterback Brandon Mack did what has become expected of the super senior, rushing for 126 yards, passing for 115 and accounting for three touchdowns, all the while playing full-time on defense and special teams. (October 2, 2012, Page 7)

LHS thinks, runs outside the box in win

LEWISBURG — Lafayette’s overall winning streak may have ended a few weeks ago, but the Commodores still have a streak going in Region 2-4A play.

Thanks to an all-around performance from quarterback Brandon Mack and some timely stops on defense, the Commodores defeated the Patriots 28-13 to improve their winning streak in region games to 16. Facing a team that could end up being Lafayette’s toughest test in region play in the opener, Mack was able to lead the Commodores on offense by passing for two touchdowns and rushing for one to ice the game late in the fourth quarter. (more…) (October 1, 2012, Page 4B)

‘Dores look to extend region winning streak

Lafayette’s 34-game winning streak may have come to an end earlier in the month, but the Commodores’ winning streak in Region 2-4A play still remains despite the loss to Oxford. (more…) (September 27, 2012, Page 6)

Commodores hollow out Pontotoc

PONTOTOC — The Lafayette football team aced its first true road test of the season with flying colors last Friday night.

In its first game outside of Lafayette County, LHS used dominant showings on both sides of the ball to defeat Pontotoc 41-6 at “The Hollow.” (more…) (September 24, 2012, Page 4B)

‘Dores coping with loss of a friend, teammate

This has been a difficult week for the Lafayette County community, not because of something football related, but because of the death of LHS student John Mills.

Mills was a member of the LHS powerlifting team and while he quit playing football following his sophomore season, he was still a constant presence around the program. (September 20, 2012, Page 8)

Mack does it all for LHS in Shannon win

Lafayette knew it would have its hands full heading into Friday’s Class 4A showdown against Shannon.

The Commodores’ premonition proved to be spot on as the home team had to slug it out with the Red Raiders in the second half to pull out a 44-25 victory. (more…) (September 18, 2012, Page 6)

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