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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Leave it to the Lafayette Commodores to win a dramatic defensive struggle in Eric Robertson’s head coaching debut. Sparked by an early interception returned for a touchdown by linebacker Chequille Williams, the Commodores scratched and clawed their way to an 8-3 win at William L. Buford Stadium on Friday. It was the 33rd straight win for LHS and the first for Robertson, who served the team the previous seven seasons as defensive coordinator. (more…) (August 20, 2012, Page 1B)
It’s hard to believe but actual football will be played today across the state of Mississippi.
Locally, Lafayette, Oxford and Water Valley will get their seasons underway with big-time aspirations in mind. (August 17, 2012, Page 6A)
Lafayette is still a few weeks away from officially starting to defend its Class 4A state championship with the start of region play. But the Commodores can keep their 32-game winning streak going starting with the season opener Friday. LHS will host Class 6A Tupelo at William L. Buford Stadium beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Friday will be the first game under new coach Eric Robertson, who served as defensive coordinator for the Commodores the past seven years and helped come up with a plan that produced a 40-11 win over the Golden Wave last year. Unfortunately for Robertson and his staff, there was no film to watch of Tupelo’s jamboree to prepare for the opener. (August 16, 2012, Page 1B)
SOUTHAVEN — Lafayette’s dress rehearsals before the season opener Friday at home against Tupelo produced mostly positive results. The Commodores defeated both Southaven and Lake Cormorant 7-0 in two jamboree scrimmages thanks to great plays turned in by the defense and steady offensive plays led by quarterback Brandon Mack and running back D.K. Buford. (more…) (August 13, 2012, Page 7)
An opportunity to build on the first two weeks of camp against two different sets of players is what the Lafayette Commodores have to look forward to in Friday’s jamboree at Southaven.
Lafayette’s varsity will play the Southaven Chargers in one 20-minute quarter and then finish the evening with a quarter against Lake Cormorant. In between the varsity action, Lafayette’s junior varsity will take on Southaven.
Friday will be the second scrimmage for the Commodores, who held a dress rehearsal of sorts this past Saturday. (August 9, 2012, Page 4B)