When the junior college presidents of Mississippi decided late Tuesday that they were eliminating the protected recruiting list for all sports, getting rid of the current athletic districts and greatly reducing the amount of scholarships for out-of-state players, they all but killed junior college athletics in this state. (more…) (September 29, 2011, Page 7)
Developing a quarterback at any level of football takes some time. Oxford coach Johnny Hill knew there would be a learning curve at the position this year after Guy Cameron Billups left the system but he felt like his new quarterback, junior Parker Adamson, would step in and fill the role in time.
Adamson has gotten better and better each week and this past Friday night in the first Region 1-5A game of the season, his improvement was really evident. Adamson had his best game as a Charger as he threw a career-high four touchdowns and accounted for five in Oxford’s 34-14 win. The effort led him to this week’s Player of the Week honors, also a first in his career.
Hill said he thought last Friday’s performance was Adamson’s most complete of the year. (September 27, 2011, Page 6)
If you’ve seen the ‘Dores this season, you know what that means.
Lafayette came out fast against the Warriors at William L. Buford Stadium, got an early lead and was able to play its reserves for much of the second half in the 48-7 victory. (September 26, 2011, Page 3B)
BLOG: Hello from beautiful Oxford, where it’s currently sunny and 57 and is expected to get up to 80 for the Ole Miss-Georgia kickoff at 11:21 a.m. (more…) (September 24, 2011)
BLOG: Lafayette’s 22nd consecutive win tonight came as no surprise.
Not underestimating their opponent, the Commodores (6-0 overall) rolled to a 48-7 victory over Pontotoc at William L. Buford Stadium. (more…) (September 23, 2011)
Another fantastic rushing effort by Demarkous Dennis has garnered a second Player of the Week honor. Dennis earned his first award after the Commodores’ 42-0 win over Greenwood on Aug. 26 when he rushed for 165 yards and three scores. Dennis’ most recent outing saw he collect 241 yards, a season high, and two touchdowns in No. 1 Lafayette’s 56-14 win over Shannon.
Dennis scored on the ‘Dores final possession of the first quarter on a 67-yard run up the middle and broke out for a 65-yard score for Lafayette’s final score of the night with 1:35 to play in the third quarter. (September 20, 2011, Page 7)
Lafayette opened up the first quarter of play with 28 unanswered points en route to a 56-14 win over the Red Raiders, pushing the No. 1 ranked ‘Dores winning streak to 21 games. (more…) (September 19, 2011, Page 3B)
SPORTS BLOG: SHANNON — The Lafayette Commodores showed why they are the top team in Mississippi once again Friday night with a 56-14 win over Shannon.
LHS QB Jeremy Liggins showed why he is one of the top college recruits in the state as well, this time though, it was with one of the nation’s top college coaches in LSU’s Les Miles roaming the sidelines. (more…) (September 16, 2011)
The biggest game of Lafayette’s non-region schedule proved to be the perfect time for senior quarterback Jeremy Liggins to show his superior running skills. In a game where every Commodore stepped up and did their part to earn a win over Evangel Christian Academy (Shreveport, La.), it was Liggins who saved his best performance of the 2011 campaign at just the right time.
Liggins was virtually unstoppable running the ball in the contest as he piled up 126 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries. He also threw the ball well and finished with 80 yards and a touchdown. It was his clutch performance in arguably the program’s biggest regular season contest that made Liggins this week’s Player of the Week. (more…) (September 13, 2011, Page 7)
VIDEO BLOG — Lafayette quarterback Jeremy Liggins, wide receiver Jeremiah Jones and running back Demarkous Dennis all had big contributions in the Commodores’ 35-34 win over Evangel Christian on Saturday in the Battle on the Border High School Football Showcase. (more…) (September 12, 2011)