TUPELO — With all the preseason hype surrounding the program, Lafayette Commodores’ head football coach Anthony Hart had some concerns about going into Friday night’s road matchup at 6A Tupelo to open the 2011 season.
It was obvious that the Golden Wave had some concerns of its own — LHS running back Demarkous Dennis and quarterback Jeremy Liggins. They just didn’t count on everyone else pitching in on the 40-11 ‘Dores win. (August 22, 2011, Page 1B)
There’s little better to enjoy than Friday night high school football. So says Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks, who’s been on hand for his share of games through the years. It’s time again for another season, and Eubanks lays out plans for 2012 while also taking a look at the past. (August 12, 2011, Page 4A)
Despite scorching temperatures, Lafayette began its quest for a second consecutive Class 4A state championship on Monday by hitting the practice field. (August 2, 2011, Page 7)
With a bull’s eye the size of the Magnolia State itself on their back, the defending Class 4A state champion Lafayette Commodores are getting a jump start on preparing for the 2011 season. (more…) (June 14, 2011, Page 6)
VIDEO BLOG: With the season over two months away the Lafayette Commodores have already started to hit the practice field. (more…) (June 13, 2011)
It wasn’t that the Diamond ‘Dores racked up 12 runs in two victories on Wednesday that impressed Lafayette head coach Greg Lewis.
Sure, it was nice that the Commodores were able to hold on for a 5-3 victory over Hernando earlier in the day and then cruise to a 7-1 victory over Independence in the nightcap of the Lafayette extension of Oxford’s Spring Break Tournament. (more…) (March 17, 2011, Page 8)
The Lafayette baseball team looked down and out at South Panola on Saturday, but after falling behind early, the Commodores rallied to claim a 21-14 victory over the host Tigers to improve to 5-2 on the year. (more…) (March 14, 2011, Page 7)
While students, parents and staff of the Oxford School District celebrated after voters approved a $30 million bond for a new high school and massive capital improvement plan, students, parents and staff of the Lafayette County School District rejoiced over their football team winning the Class 4A state championship game.
Both events were the top news stories during a busy fourth quarter of 2010. (December 30, 2010, Page 1A)
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)
The Lafayette Commodores showed just why they are one of the top teams in the state by responding to adversity and claiming a dominating 44-12 win over the Louisville Wildcats Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium in the second round of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs.
Thanks to a couple of quick strikes, two scores within 30 seconds, the Wildcats put themselves back into the game late in the second quarter, pulling within two, 14-12, with 2:57 left in the first half. (November 15, 2010, Page 3B)