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Liggins leads NECC to win at QB spot

SENATOBIA — If there was any rust on Jeremy Liggins’ right arm, he didn’t show it Thursday night at Bobby Franklin Field.

The former Lafayette High standout returned to the position he loves so much — quarterback — for the Northeast Mississippi Community College Tigers and led them to a 34-21 win over the Northwest Community College Rangers. (September 20, 2013, Page 6A)

Former Commodores face off Thursday night

Thursday night’s MACJC North Division game between the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers and NECC Tigers might as well be called the “Battle of the Commodores.” Almost two handfuls of former Lafayette standouts will be on the sidelines of Bobby Franklin Field in a pivotal game for both teams. (September 18, 2013, Page 6)

Former LHS standouts ready for fresh start

BOONEVILLE — The second day of fall camp is set to begin on a particularly overcast Friday in Northeast Mississippi.

In the distance, the sky grows darker by the minute with the wind picking up in stride. Players arrive one by one, dressed mostly in workout clothes decorated by their high school’s logo or that of their previous college football commitment. (more…) (August 13, 2013, Page 6)

Former ‘Dores ready to get started at Northeast C.C.

BLOG: BOONEVILLE — Jeremy Liggins, Demarkous Dennis and Jamel Dennis are back together at last.

The former Lafayette High trio took a rather circuitous route to get back, but nonetheless the three ‘Dores are back on the gridiron as members of the Northeast Mississippi Community College football team. (more…) (August 9, 2013)

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 players dominate 2011 Region 2-4A roster

Lafayette’s football players dominated the Region 2-4A team, which was voted on and released Thursday by the region’s coaches. Quarterback Jeremy Liggins was named Player of the Year. Running back Demarkous Dennis was named Offensive Player of the Year and linebacker Jamel Dennis was named Defensive Player of the Year. (more…) (January 6, 2012, Page 6A)

Liggins’ leadership, dedication paced LHS in 2011

There were a lot reasons why the Lafayette Commodores finished the season ranked No. 1 overall in the state and with a second straight MHSAA Class 4A state title trophy to put on display. A bevy of talented players and a very organized coaching staff are at the top of the list of reasons why the Commodores reeled off another 16-0 season, but leadership provided by key players was also a major reason for the immense success. (more…) (December 20, 2011, Page 1B)

Classic a time to reflect for local standouts

BILOXI — The outcome of Saturday’s Bernard Blackwell Football Classic didn’t favor the North’s squad but that didn’t dampen the weekend. (more…) (December 19, 2011, Page 6)

‘Dores clean up MAC awards in 4A

Three days after claiming a second Class 4A state title, the Lafayette Commodores were on top of the football world in Mississippi.

Lafayette’s 16-0 record garnered them a final ranking of No. 1 in the final prep football poll released by the Associated Press Wednesday. LHS received five votes for No. 1, while Olive Branch, who won the 6A title, also claimed five votes to finish in a tie with the Commodores as the top team in the state. (more…) (December 8, 2011, Page 6)

‘Dores think they can keep things rolling

JACKSON — Can Lafayette win a third straight Class 4A state title and keep intact a winning streak that has now reached 32 games? Those were the two big questions every reporter who watched Saturday’s MHSAA Class 4A state title game was asking following the Commodores’ 39-29 win over Laurel.

LHS coach Anthony Hart and his players who are returning for 2012 all had a positive frame of mind when giving answers. Even though the team is losing 17 seniors, there is a belief that LHS could return to play in the title game again and keep the program atop the Class 4A ranks. (December 5, 2011, Page 1B)

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