A faster start to the game is what Lafayette football coach Anthony Hart wanted to see from his team against Oxford Friday night in the annual Crosstown Classic. To the delight of Hart and the rest of his coaching staff, the message got through loud and clear.
The top-ranked Lafayette Commodores rolled to a 40-12 win over OHS at William L. Buford Stadium thanks in large part to their fast start on offense and special teams. (more…) (September 5, 2011, Page 1B)
COLUMN: It wasn’t long after Lafayette’s sixth-straight win over crosstown rival Oxford on Friday night that LHS coach Anthony Hart brought up the next big challenge for his team, Evangel Christian.
The No. 1 Commodores will be leaving the state for Shreveport, La., this Saturday to play in the “Battle on the Border,” a game that is all about bragging rights and school pride. Similar games have been played by the South Panola Tigers, as well as a few other programs from the state, in recent years in order to find out which state really has the best talent. (more…) (September 5, 2011, Page 3B)
Lafayette will begin its reign as the top-ranked team in the state of Mississippi against its biggest rival on Friday night. The annual Crosstown Classic will be played at William L. Buford Stadium this season and with the Commodores a prohibitive favorite to capture a sixth-straight win over the Chargers. (more…) (September 1, 2011, Page 6)
After spending 25-plus years around the high school game trying to attack opposing squads and coaching some championship-caliber teams of his own, his evaluation and thoughts on the sport are second to none.
So when Hill says the No. 1 ranked Lafayette Commodores are a great team with a ton of talent, and better than the one that won the Class 4A state title last year, it’s hard not to take notice. (September 1, 2011, Page 7)
GREENWOOD — Prior to the season, Lafayette coach Anthony Hart called Friday night’s matchup with Greenwood a “sandwich” game because it came in between the highly anticipated opener with Tupelo and the annual Crosstown Classic matchup with the Oxford Chargers.
BLOG – A 28-point second quarter paced Lafayette in its 42-0 win over Greenwood on Friday night. (more…) (August 27, 2011)
There are a lot of reasons why the Lafayette Commodores have been one of Mississippi’s top teams since the start of the 2009 season. The outstanding play of quarterback Jeremy Liggins and Demarkous Dennis have keyed a potent offense, while players such as D.Q. Reynolds and Keeyon Tyson have led a very productive defensive unit.
But as good as the Commodores’ offensive and defensive units have been during that time period, the special teams, led by do-it-all kicker Tyler Jackson, has also been very productive. (more…) (August 26, 2011, Page 6A)
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)