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Robertson, Buford excited about this year’s ‘Classic’

There has always been pomp and circumstance surrounding the annual “Crosstown Classic” football game between Oxford and Lafayette. This year’s edition, however, is going to a new level with the contest being broadcast on Fox Sports South and sponsored by C Spire Wireless. (June 1, 2012, Page 7A)

‘Crosstown Classic’ to be broadcast on FSS

The annual “Crosstown Classic” football matchup between the Lafayette Commodores and Oxford Chargers just got a little bit bigger this year. For the first time since the rivalry began in 1972, the game will be televised live on Fox Sports South as part of the Bright Lights: Football package sponsored by C Spire Wireless. (May 30, 2012, Page 6)

Robertson pleased with his first spring

Lafayette’s first set of spring practices following a big turnover in personnel and in the coaching ranks turned out to be a success, according to first-year head coach Eric Robertson. (May 24, 2012, Page 7)

Lafayette celebrates one last time

A season full of hard work, and one that was filled with great memories for the Lafayette Commodores, was celebrated one last time Wednesday in the LHS gym. The championship rings, that will be worn adoringly by the players, support staff and coaches for years to come, were handed out at a ceremony that also included lunch from Chick-Fil-A.

Anthony Hart, who led the Commodores to 32 straight wins and back-to-back Class 4A titles before becoming the school’s new athletics director, talked about how it felt to host the ceremony again. (March 29, 2012, Page 7)

Liggins drawing plenty of attention

COLUMN: With National Signing Day less than two weeks away, it’s obvious that football recruiting is coming down to the wire. College teams across the country already have a number of verbal commitments from high school, prep and junior college players on board and  they are looking for more before Feb. 1 comes and goes. (more…) (January 20, 2012, Page 7A)

‘Dores receive national recognition

A second straight MHSAA Class 4A state title and 16-0 overall mark led to several new honors for the Lafayette Commodore football program today.

Lafayette’s finish as the top team in the state garnered them a final ranking of No. 130 out of 16,000 high school teams by MaxPreps.com. (more…) (January 11, 2012, Page 6)

Hart to take over as Lafayette’s new AD

An opportunity to take on a bigger role with Lafayette High School athletics was something Anthony Hart couldn’t pass up. Hart, who helped lead the Commodores to two straight MHSAA Class 4A state football titles, has left his post as the team’s head coach to take on his new role as athletics director for the school district. (December 9, 2011, Page 6A)

Lafayette has experience on its side

Experience is something the Lafayette Commodores have on their side heading into Saturday’s MHSAA Class 4A state title game in Jackson’s Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. Not only will this be the third time in a row LHS has played for a state title on the same field, 13 seniors were starters back in 2009 when the team played against St. Stanislaus. (December 2, 2011, Page 6A)

Tornadoes standing in way of 4A repeat

A season filled with high expectations and a certain degree of pressure now comes down to one, exciting game left for the Lafayette Commodores.

Lafayette advanced back to the MHSAA’s Class 4A title game Saturday in Jackson by defeating Amory 35-7 in the North Half title game. It was the third straight win in that game for the Commodores, who also became the only reigning state champion team to get back to Jackson in 2011. (more…) (December 1, 2011, Page 6)

‘Dores top Amory to win 4A North Half title

AMORY — Lafayette coach Anthony Hart and his staff had a plan coming into Friday night’s MHSAA Class 4A North Half title game: Don’t change anything the Commodores have done all year to get to this point. (more…) (November 28, 2011, Page 1B)

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