A season and career filled with spectacular moments on the field for Lafayette High quarterback Jeremy Liggins has led to the next chapter of his football career. Tonight is the moment that the 6-foot-3, 275-pound dynamo that helped lead the Commodores to back-to-back Class 4A state titles makes his college choice public.
Liggins is scheduled to make his announcement at Irie on the Square on the weekly Sports Roundup TV show at approximately 7:30. (January 30, 2012, Page 1B)
COLUMN: With National Signing Day less than two weeks away, it’s obvious that football recruiting is coming down to the wire. College teams across the country already have a number of verbal commitments from high school, prep and junior college players on board and they are looking for more before Feb. 1 comes and goes. (more…) (January 20, 2012, Page 7A)
Lafayette High standout Jeremy Liggins (6-foot-4, 270-pounds) was on campus to visit officially. This year’s EAGLE Player of the Year said he enjoyed his visit, his first in the process that will continue the rest of the month, with first-year head coach Hugh Freeze and his assistants. (more…) (January 9, 2012, Page 6)
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)
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)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. —Hindered by a slow start and an inability to get any consistency on offense, Mississippi fell to Alabama 31-12 in the 25th edition of the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game on Saturday at the Cramton Bowl. (more…) (December 12, 2011, Page 6)
A night before winning the Home Depot Coach of the Year award at the annual Home Depot ESPN College Football Awards show, LSU coach Les Miles was here in Lafayette County recruiting himself a new quarterback to help lead the Tigers in the future. (December 9, 2011, Page 6A)
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)
JACKSON — About 30 seconds after Lafayette wrapped up its second straight MHSAA Class 4A state title at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium, head coach Anthony Hart embraced his youngest son Derek with a huge bear hug.
The moment may have only lasted a few seconds, but the memory of winning yet another title will be cherished forever by Hart, his family and all the LHS supporters who were on hand to watch the contest. (more…) (December 5, 2011, Page 1B)
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)