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)
Lafayette fans wishing to see the Commodores play on the gridiron to the start the year in 2013 will have to do it on the road. LHS coach Eric Robertson finalized his schedule for the upcoming season late last week. The Commodores, who finished the 2012 season with a 10-3 overall mark, will play the first three games of the season away from William L. Buford Stadium.
Lafayette will open the year at Tupelo on Aug. 23 against first-year coach Trent Hammond, who was hired Wednesday after spending four seasons in Amory. (December 13, 2012, Page 8)
MACON — Lafayette’s run as the MHSAA state champion in Class 4A came to an end this past Friday night at the hands of the team many feel will win it all. In a game that felt more like a 4A North Half title contest rather than a second-round matchup, both defenses and special teams units dictated the pace. (more…) (November 12, 2012, Page 4B)
A swarming defense and a big night from quarterback Brandon Mack led to Lafayette knocking off Greenwood 24-7 Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium in the opening round of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs. (more…) (November 5, 2012, Page 2B)
Water Valley and Lafayette will begin their marches through the postseason tonight with home games against North Panola and Greenwood respectively, while Oxford will conclude its regular season at Clarksdale. (November 2, 2012, Page 6A)
The Lafayette Commodores will meet a familiar opponent Friday as they begin their march for a third consecutive Class 4A state title.
Hosting Greenwood, a team the ‘Dores blanked 41-0 in Week 2 of the season, has both pros and cons according to Lafayette head coach Eric Robertson. (November 1, 2012, Page 8)