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Friday, October 24, 2014

Eric Robertson

BLOG: Lafayette starts region play with comeback win over Ripley

RIPLEY— For the second straight week the Lafayette Commodores football team trailed by 13 points. For the second straight week they overcame that deficit. Unlike last week the Commodores were able to hold on to their lead and defeat the Ripley Tigers 14-13 to open region play.  (more…) (October 3, 2014)

LHS, WVHS start, OHS continues region play

The important part of the schedule begins for a pair of area high school football teams tonight while it continues for another. Lafayette will travel to Ripley for its Region 2-4A opener while Water Valley will enterain Charleston to kick off Region 2-3A play. Oxford started its Region 1-5A slate with a 43-22 win at West Point a week ago and will try to make it two in a row against Saltillo at Bobby Holcomb Field. (October 3, 2014, Page 6A)

‘Dores turn page, open region play at Ripley

After a tough loss to Memphis University School last week, the Lafayette Commodores must regroup and turn their focus toward the beginning of a new season and the games that count — region play.  The Commodores (2-4) may have lost their final tune-up game against MUS, but coach Eric Robertson liked the effort he saw in his team heading into its first Region 2-4A tilt at Ripley (4-2) on Friday. (October 2, 2014, Page 6A)

‘Dores, MUS set to clash with similar styles

The trip to Memphis for fans who plan on attending Lafayette’s game against Memphis University School on Friday night may be a quick one. (September 25, 2014, Page 5A)

Offense paces ‘Dores in 35-0 win over Shannon

Through the first four games of the season, the Lafayette Commodores had scored 21 points. On Friday night, they scored 35 against the Shannon Red Raiders en route to a 35-0 shutout for their second win of the season. (September 21, 2014, Page 1B)

BLOG: Lafayette rolls past Shannon 35-0

Through the first four games of the season the Lafayette Commodores (2-3) had scored 21 points. On Friday night they scored 35 against the Shannon Red Raiders (1-3) en route to their second win of the season.  (more…) (September 19, 2014)

LHS looks for second win; Devils try to keep Ws coming

Lafayette is looking for any win it can find right now, Water Valley will try to keep the wins coming, and Oxford will watch everybody else in the fifth week of the area high school football season tonight. (September 19, 2014, Page 6)

‘Dores prep for Shannon’s Wing-T offense

The Lafayette Commodores football team is coming off a tough loss to crosstown rival Oxford last week. Unlike Oxford, which has a bye week, the Commodores (1-3) must have a quick turnaround as they welcome the Shannon Red Raiders (1-2) to William L. Buford Stadium on Friday night. (September 18, 2014, Page 8)

Abraham-to-White connection sparks Chargers’ offense

Oxford was clinging to a 3-point lead over Lafayette. The offense had not been able to do much outside of one touchdown and a field goal in the first half of the Crosstown Classic on Friday night. Wide receiver Kyree White decided to change that. (September 14, 2014, Page 4B)

Crosstown Classic highlights area prep schedule

The annual showdown between Lafayette and Oxford will take center stage tonight at Bobby Holcomb Field, highlighting this week’s area prep football schedule. The Chargers come into the Crosstown Classic riding the momentum of a convincing 50-15 victory at Cleveland East Side a week ago while Lafayette entered the win column for the first time with a 3-0 win over DeSoto Central. Water Valley hasn’t had the same success lately, taking a two-game losing streak into tonight’s game against Bruce at Bobby Clark Field. The Blue Devils are coming off a 28-7 loss to Calhoun City. (September 12, 2014, Page 1B)

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