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)
VIDEO BLOG: Lafayette High’s defense was sharp again this past Friday night in its 42-0 win over Greenwood. Two of the players that helped contribute to the shutout were defensive backs Brandon Mack and Jeremiah Jones. Here is an interview with the two following the win: (more…) (August 29, 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.
Lafayette’s first live action since winning last season’s Class 4A state title came in the form of a 21-13 win over Southaven at William L. Buford Stadium Friday evening. While LHS coach Anthony Hart wasn’t worried about the score of the contest that was broken down into two 20-minute halves with a running clock, he was more interested in how his Commodores looked heading into the season opener against Tupelo.
What Hart, and those in attendance, saw was an LHS team that was opportunistic on defense and an offense that played with good effort even if the results weren’t like they were during the 2010 season. (August 15, 2011, Page 1B)
BLOG — Two defensive touchdowns proved to be the difference for the Lafayette Commodores in their 21-13 win over Southaven on Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium. (more…) (August 13, 2011)
A clean sweep is what the Lafayette High basketball teams were able to achieve over Oxford on Tuesday night in the lone meeting between the two schools on the hardwood this season. (more…) (January 19, 2011, Page 6)
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)
Friday night’s matchup between the Lafayette Commodores and Itawamba-AHS Indians had been circled on calendars as a quarterback showdown — Ole Miss commit Maikhail Miller pitted against possible Division 1 athlete (position to be determined) Jeremy Liggins.
Instead, Liggins was held out due to a minor injury and the Lafayette defense never let Miller get comfortable during the Commodores’ 28-6 victory. (September 13, 2010, Page 3B)
Lafayette’s Jeremy Liggins was sidelined with what coach Anthony Hart considers day-to-day injury and IAHS’ Maikhail Miller was running for his life during most of the Commodores’ 28-6 win at William L. Buford Stadium. (more…) (September 11, 2010)