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Jeremy Liggins

LHS preparing to defend 4A title

Temperatures in the high 90s couldn’t deny the official start to the high school football season on Monday.

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)

‘Dores get a jumpstart on defending title

BATESVILLE — There’s no better time to work on improving than the present.

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)

Liggins discusses 7-on-7 scrimmages

VIDEO BLOG: With the season over two months away the Lafayette Commodores have already started to hit the practice field. (more…) (June 13, 2011)

Pitching propels ‘Dores to double-dip success

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)

Lafayette powers its way past Tigers

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)

Year in Review: Voters approve school bond issue

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 Liggins, Dennis headline postseason honors

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)

‘Dores roll past Louisville in 4A Playoffs

Great teams find ways to respond to adverse situations.

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)

‘Dores keep rolling in playoffs

The Lafayette Commodores (13-0 overall) continued their winning ways with a 44-12 victory over the Louisville Wildcats Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium in the second round of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs. The backfield duo of Jeremy Liggins and Demarkus Dennis led the LHS offense on the night, both rushing for over 100 yards each. Lafayette now must turn their attention to New Albany and their high-powered offense. The Bulldogs (13-0) defeated Koscuisko 28-0 Friday night to earn the right to host LHS for third-round action in the battle of the unbeatens. (November 12, 2010)

‘Dores capture Region 2-4A title Friday

The Lafayette Commodores rallied past the Rosa Fort Lions Friday night after a rather sluggish start to claim a 42-7 victory. The Commodores clinched first place in Region 2-4A with the important win over the Lions. (October 25, 2010, Page 4B)

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