Lafayette linebackers Alec Michael and Jamel Dennis were big reasons why the No. 1 Lafayette Commodores defeated Tunica-Rosa Fort 43-6. (more…) (October 10, 2011)
TUNICA — A fast start to games has been the key to success most of the season for the Lafayette Commodores. Friday night, in their region road opener against Tunica-Rosa Fort, the Commodores were better in the second half.
On a night when the offense struggled to find its usual rhythm until the final 24 minutes of action, it was the defense that paced the No. 1 ranked Commodores early in their 43-6 win over the Lions.
LHS (8-0 overall, 2-0 in Region 2-4A) garnered the first points of the game on a safety when linebacker Jamel Dennis crushed Rosa Fort’s Darrell Lovelady in the end zone. Pressure from the defensive line made it tough on both of Tunica’s quarterbacks to find receivers or hand off to runners in the backfield. (October 10, 2011, Page 1B)
BLOG: Lafayette’s 22nd consecutive win tonight came as no surprise.
Not underestimating their opponent, the Commodores (6-0 overall) rolled to a 48-7 victory over Pontotoc at William L. Buford Stadium. (more…) (September 23, 2011)
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)
SPORTS BLOG: SHANNON — The Lafayette Commodores showed why they are the top team in Mississippi once again Friday night with a 56-14 win over Shannon.
LHS QB Jeremy Liggins showed why he is one of the top college recruits in the state as well, this time though, it was with one of the nation’s top college coaches in LSU’s Les Miles roaming the sidelines. (more…) (September 16, 2011)
GREENWOOD — Prior to the season, Lafayette coach Anthony Hart called Friday night’s matchup with Greenwood a “sandwich” game because it came in between the highly anticipated opener with Tupelo and the annual Crosstown Classic matchup with the Oxford Chargers.
Experienced lifters is a common thread the Lafayette girls and boys powerlifting teams share this year. A season after the Commodores won the Class 4A title and the Lady Commodores finished third in the state in its Class II division, several lifters who were on those teams return to both squads in the attempt to repeat those lofty results. (more…) (January 21, 2011, Page 7A)
Teams that win championships always have great players leading the way. In the case of the Lafayette Commodores, there were a handful of players that stood out above the rest on a team that was filled from top to bottom with solid high school athletes. (more…) (December 16, 2010, Page 1B)
Lafayette’s Jeremy Liggins and Demarkus Dennis highlighted the postseason awards and postseason teams that were selected recently in Class 4A.
Liggins, a junior, was named Player of the Year for the Region 2-4A team and the quarterback on the first team of the Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 4A team.
Dennis, also a junior, was named Offensive Player of the Year on the Region 2-4A team and first team running back on the MAC team. (December 8, 2010, Page 9)
A season that started in the scorching heat of July culminated with a win in the MHSAA’s Class 4A state championship for the Lafayette Commodores Saturday evening at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Lafayette became the first school in the state to win 16 games in a season by knocking off North Pike 31-6 to capture the school’s first football state title.
Focus, dedication and desire were just three of the many intangibles the Commodores displayed on the field on a consistent basis this year, while an overpowering defense and offense, led by quarterback Jeremy Liggins and running back Demarkus Dennis, seemed to dispatch opponents with little trouble each week.
Saturday’s victory over the Jaguars epitomized how the Commodores won games all season. Liggins bullied his way through the Jaguars’ defense for three scores and 150 yards, while Dennis moved the chains with dazzling runs through the middle and outside of Lafayette’s formations. (December 6, 2010, Page 1B)