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Lafayette holds on to defeat Shannon

Friday night was exactly what Lafayette needed.

One week after waltzing to a win against first-year program in Duval Charter (Jacksonville, Fla.), the Commodores had their work cut out for them against the Shannon Red Raiders. (more…) (September 17, 2012, Page 3B)

LHS prepares to host Red Raiders

Last week, Lafayette had a cakewalk of a game against Duval Charter, scoring almost at will in its 69-0 win at William L. Buford Stadium.

By most accounts, Friday’s game against Shannon won’t even be in the same hemisphere as last week’s.

The Red Raiders (2-2 overall), once a thorn in Lafayette’s side before the Commodores (3-1) became a mainstay in the Class 4A championship game, will prove to be a greater challenge. (September 13, 2012, Page 8)

Lafayette takes care of business with 69-0 win

There was virtually no stopping the Lafayette Commodores Friday night in their 69-0 win over the Duval Charter (Fla.) Panthers. Lafayette’s first drive of the game had people wondering if it was Friday the 13th. The first play saw running back D.K Buford run 52-yards for the touchdown only to see it called back by a block-in-the-back penalty. The second play of the game saw quarterback Brandon Mack run for a 24-yard touchdown only to have a holding penalty bring the score back as well. The third time was not the charm either, as a Buford’s 15-yard touchdown run was yet again called back for another holding penalty.

The fourth play, however, turned out to be the right one for the Commodores, who finally scored their first of many touchdowns on a 36-yard pass and catch from Mack to Buford. (September 10, 2012, Page 5B)

Lafayette takes care of business, rolls past Duval Charter

BLOG: There was virtually no stopping the Lafayette Commodores Friday night in their 69-0 win over the Duval Charter Panthers. (more…) (September 8, 2012)

Oxford D pummels LHS in Crosstown Classic

Six years of frustration over losing to Lafayette was erased in one night for the Oxford Chargers thanks to an inspired and near flawless defensive performance. The Chargers defeated the fifth-ranked Commodores 19-0 in front of a jubilant home crowd at Bobby Holcomb Field and regional television audience watching live on Fox Sports South on Thursday night by pounding the Commodores into submission at the point of attack. (more…) (August 31, 2012, Page 6A)

Williams anchors ‘Dores O-line

It takes head coach Eric Robertson maybe half of a second to produce the name of the biggest leader on the Lafayette High offensive line. On a team that is loaded with standout players on both sides of the ball, Robertson has no trouble pointing out senior left tackle Trae Williams and explaining what he means to the 2-0 Commodores. (August 29, 2012, Page 6)

Robertson: Oxford has talent, balanced lineup

A veteran of the annual Crosstown Classic from both sides of the field, Lafayette first-year head coach Eric Robertson knows a good Oxford team when he scouts one.

For a coach who was in charge of coming up with a game plan to stop the Chargers the past seven years, Robertson said this year’s group, led by quarterback Parker Adamson on offense, and a trio of linemen on defense, is very capable and talented in all three phases. (August 29, 2012, Page 6)

Competitive games on tap for Week 2

Week 2 doesn’t get any easier for the area’s football teams tonight.

Lafayette will look to build on its close victory over Class 6A Tupelo with a home game against Greenwood, while Oxford hopes to carry momentum over from its narrow victory over Grenada with a home matchup against the always athletic Charleston Tigers. (more…) (August 24, 2012, Page 6A)

‘Dores look to get better against GHS

Lafayette coach Eric Robertson didn’t have to do a lot to convince his players that Greenwood, Friday night’s opponent, can play. All Robertson had to do was show them the film of the Bulldogs’ 52-12 win over Leflore County in Week 1 of the season and remind them that 18 of 22 starters return to a team looking to gain a measure of revenge for last season’s 42-0 loss to the Commodores. (August 23, 2012, Page 6)

Lafayette’s Williams earns first POW award

Chequille Williams provided the spark that got Lafayette’s season off to a bang Friday, returning an interception for a touchdown minutes into the Commodores’ 8-3 win against Tupelo. (August 21, 2012, Page 6)

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