Laquon Treadwell, the nation’s top wide receiver prospect, is closing in on his decision. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Illinois native will make his verbal pledge public at a ceremony Thursday evening at his high school. His mother, Tami Treadwell, confirmed the announcement date and time during a phone interview Monday night.
Ole Miss, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma are the three finalists vying to sign the Crete-Monee High standout who was named the Chicago Tribune Player of the Year this past season. Treadwell, who caught 81 passes for 1,424 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2012, is coming off an official visit to Oklahoma State last weekend. (January 15, 2013, Page 6)
UPDATED BLOG — Jeremy Liggins, the former Lafayette High quarterback who led the Commodores to back-to-back MHSAA Class 4A state titles the past two seasons, has called an audible. (more…) (August 7, 2012)
His words resonated Monday with the confirmation that sophomore receiver Collins Moore would be out with what could be a season-ending torn labrum, while junior defensive back Charles Sawyer will be out 4-6 weeks with a torn quad. (August 7, 2012, Page 6)
BLOG — Former Lafayette quarterback Jeremy Liggins will stay in the state of Mississippi to begin his college career rather than play for the LSU Tigers and coach Les Miles. (more…) (August 1, 2012, Page 6)
Media reports that appeared over the weekend stating Lafayette quarterback Jeremy Liggins has enrolled at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are premature, according to his former head coach, Anthony Hart.
Playing for Gulf Coast and coach Steve Campbell, instead of starting his career at LSU, is still just a possibility rather than a definite, Hart said. (June 18, 2012, Page 6)
PEARL — If someone didn’t know what the points total was, they would have thought the Lafayette Lady Commodores were about to win Monday’s MHSAA Class 4A state track meet at Pearl High School by the way they finished the 4×400 meter relay.
Led by a scorching-fast anchor leg turned in by Mariah Buford, the Lady Commodores punctuated a very successful day on the track with a first-place finish in the relay with a new best-in-class time of 4 minutes, 9.79 seconds. The victory was just one of many reasons why the Lady ‘Dores broke a school in points (78) and finished a clear-cut second for the second straight season. (more…) (May 15, 2012, Page 6)
Nine Lafayette Lady Commodores qualified for the upcoming MHSAA Class 4A meet that will be held at Pearl Saturday. The Lady Commodores and Commodores competed in the 4A North Half meet hosted by Charleston this past Saturday, but no official results have been posted to know where both teams finished. (more…) (May 7, 2012, Page 8)
Led by the speed of Mariah Buford, the Lafayette Lady Commodores finished second in Saturday’s Region 1-4A track meet at Pontotoc. The Lady Warriors won the title by totaling 202 points. Lafayette was second with 119 points, one more than third-place finisher Corinth. (more…) (April 30, 2012, Page 8)
Ten first-place finishes helped lead the Lafayette girls track team to a Division 2-4A title Monday at Lewisburg. The meet started on Friday but had to be finished Monday due to rain. Lewisburg, Senatobia, New Albany and Tunica-Rosa Fort competed in the meet. It was the second division title in three seasons for the Lady Commodores, who seemed poised to follow up last year’s second-place finish at the state meet. (April 24, 2012, Page 10)