Improvement, more than anything else, was the ultimate goal both Oxford football coach Johnny Hill and Lafayette’s Eric Robertson wanted to gain in Monday’s junior varsity contest between the two schools at Bobby Holcomb Field. (August 27, 2013, Page 6)
TUPELO — The Lafayette Commodores opened up the 2013 season just like they did in 2012, with a matchup against the Tupelo Golden Wave Friday night.
This year’s matchup was a far cry from the 8-3 defensive struggle that took place last season as Tupelo defeated the Commodores 36-21. (August 26, 2013, Page 3B)
Tough pre-regional schedules are the rule rather than the exception for Oxford, Lafayette and Water Valley high schools as they open their 2013 slates tonight. Oxford hosts defending MAIS champion Jackson Prep, Class 4A Lafayette travels to Class 6A Tupelo and Class 3A Water Valley plays at defending Region 2-4A champion New Albany. All three games have 7 p.m. kickoffs and can be heard on local radio stations. (August 23, 2013, Page 7A)
The Lafayette Commodores open their 2013 season on the road Friday against a Class 6A foe when they travel to Tupelo. It’s a good test for the Commodores, LHS coach Eric Robertson said, and the Golden Wave will look familiar even with a new coach since he’s former Water Valley coach Trent Hammond. (August 22, 2013, Page 6)
Outside of a few bumps and bruises that will keep a couple of players out of action, the Lafayette Commodores are ready to bump heads on their new football field. LHS hosts Amory tonight in a jamboree that will include live special teams work, according to coach Eric Robertson.
Lafayette continued to progress towards its season opener at Tupelo Aug. 23 with drills geared towards getting the team in even better condition. The Commodores will wrap up the first week of football practice with its annual morning scrimmage Saturday at 8. (August 9, 2013, Page 6A)
BATESVILLE — The heat coming off the artificial turf at South Panola had the Tigers and Lafayette Commodores working up a sweat during Monday morning’s 7-on-7 workout. The necessary conditioning, against the state’s best football program in the heat, has been a good thing for the Commodores as coach Eric Robertson looks to find new players to fill roles in 2013.
A tryout last month has resulted in a scholarship for Lafayette’s Tay Herod. The former Commodore, who was a member of two MHSAA Class 4A state championship teams, has signed on to play defensive back for Northwest Mississippi Community College. (more…) (May 8, 2013, Page 8A)
There is a sign that hangs in the Lafayette High football fieldhouse that stresses faith, family and football. In the case of LHS running back D.K. Buford, Ole Miss’ newest pledge for the 2014 signing class, those three ideals are very important to him and reasons why he ultimately decided to say close to home and play for coach Hugh Freeze. (February 13, 2013, Page 7)