Focus is a word that has been used by both Lafayette coach Anthony Hart and his players this week when talking about the Greenwood Bulldogs. The No. 1 Commodores host the Bulldogs, a team they defeated 42-0 in the second game of the season, Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium in the second round of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs.
Hart said he started to get an idea that the Bulldogs had improved since the two teams played when he started talking about the playoff scenarios with his team. (November 10, 2011, Page 6)
Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen’s arrival to Friday night’s game at William L. Buford Stadium via helicopter wasn’t enough to distract the No. 1 Lafayette Commodores from their mission of winning in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.
Playing more like a junior college football team rather than one composed of a bunch of 15-, 16- and 17-year-old kids, the Commodores had no trouble dispatching the Leake Central Gators 46-7. (more…) (November 7, 2011, Page 3B)
The answer to the question of exactly who the best team in Region 2-4A this year was answered in impressive fashion by the No. 1 ranked Lafayette Commodores Thursday night at William L. Buford Stadium. LHS showed its immense talent and depth on offense, defense and special teams with a one-sided 49-7 whitewashing of North Pontotoc.
The football season can be a long grind on players, even on a championship-caliber squad like Lafayette’s.
And when you’re on the scout team, getting beat up day-in and day-out by the bigger, stronger varsity guy sometimes it’s difficult to remain motivated and get through practices. (more…) (October 18, 2011, Page 8)
If you’ve seen the ‘Dores this season, you know what that means.
Lafayette came out fast against the Warriors at William L. Buford Stadium, got an early lead and was able to play its reserves for much of the second half in the 48-7 victory. (September 26, 2011, Page 3B)
Lafayette opened up the first quarter of play with 28 unanswered points en route to a 56-14 win over the Red Raiders, pushing the No. 1 ranked ‘Dores winning streak to 21 games. (more…) (September 19, 2011, Page 3B)
Monday night’s junior varsity football game between the Oxford Chargers and Lafayette Commodores at Bobby Holcomb Field may have ended with a 6-0 win for OHS, but in the end both teams benefited from the contest. (more…) (September 13, 2011, Page 7)
SHREVEPORT, La. — Lafayette’s goal to gain additional respect for its program and the state of Mississippi was accomplished on Saturday afternoon with a thrilling come-from-behind win over perennial power Evangel Christian Academy (Shreveport, La.) in the inaugural Battle on the Border High School Football Showcase.
Adjustments made on offense and defense ultimately made the biggest difference in the No. 1 Commodores earning the 35-34 win over the Eagles in the first of three games played at Independence Stadium, but Saturday’s win was also about rising to a challenge and good, old-fashioned smashmouth power. (more…) (September 12, 2011, Page 1B)
If you’re a fan of the No. 1 Lafayette Commodores and haven’t caught up on all your football formations, then Saturday’s game against Evangel Christian in Shreveport, La., will be right up your alley. The word bevy doesn’t accurately describe the amount of formations the Eagles employ during a given contest.
According to LHS defensive coordinator Eric Robertson, he has watched tape on the Eagles and said the formations shown on one film are completely different the next week. Such is the challenge facing the Commodores defense when they take on the nationally respected Eagles. (September 9, 2011, Page 8A)
One of the most important positions on the entire Lafayette High team is occupied by one of the most laidback, quiet and unassuming players on the roster.
As talented and important as quarterback Jeremy Liggins and Demarkous Dennis are to the success of the offense, senior noseguard D.Q. Reynolds is just as vital to how the defense fares each week. (September 8, 2011, Page 6)