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)
AROUND THE NET: Late last night several reports surfaced that former Ed Orgeron assistant and current Arkansas State head coach Hugh Freeze is expected to be offered — and accept — the Ole Miss gig. (more…) (December 4, 2011)
BLOG — JACKSON — Lafayette’s dominance on the football field the past two seasons continued Saturday evening with a 39-29 win over Laurel in the MHSAA’s Class 4A state title game. (more…) (December 3, 2011)
Experience is something the Lafayette Commodores have on their side heading into Saturday’s MHSAA Class 4A state title game in Jackson’s Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. Not only will this be the third time in a row LHS has played for a state title on the same field, 13 seniors were starters back in 2009 when the team played against St. Stanislaus. (December 2, 2011, Page 6A)
Lafayette advanced back to the MHSAA’s Class 4A title game Saturday in Jackson by defeating Amory 35-7 in the North Half title game. It was the third straight win in that game for the Commodores, who also became the only reigning state champion team to get back to Jackson in 2011. (more…) (December 1, 2011, Page 6)
AMORY — Lafayette coach Anthony Hart and his staff had a plan coming into Friday night’s MHSAA Class 4A North Half title game: Don’t change anything the Commodores have done all year to get to this point. (more…) (November 28, 2011, Page 1B)
BLOG: AMORY — A dominating effort on defense and some hard-nosed runs by Jamel Dennis were just two of the many reasons the Lafayette Commodores won the MHSAA’s Class 4A North Half title again this year. (more…) (November 26, 2011)