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Five Commodores make first team 2-4A squad

Five Lafayette Commodores were named to the All-Region 2-4A first team Wednesday. The team was voted on by region coaches. (December 12, 2013, Page 6)

‘Dores roll ‘Cats to win 4A North Half

CLEVELAND — Eight weeks into the 2013 season, the Lafayette Commodores were 3-5 and 0-2 in Region 2-4A play. Making a run to Jackson to play in the 4A state title game seemed very tough to accomplish, to many, but the Commodore players. (December 2, 2013, Page 1B)

‘Dores top Warriors, clinch playoff berth

SENATOBIA — Through two and half quarters against Senatobia, Lafayette couldn’t stay out of its way, committing 11 penalties. In the final quarter and half, the Commodores only had one.
It’s no surprise Lafayette’s fortunes changed in the second half. (October 28, 2013, Page 3B)

Big second half pushes ‘Dores past Senatobia

BLOG — Through two and half quarters against Senatobia, Lafayette couldn’t stay out of its way, committing 11 penalties. In the final quarter and half, the Commodores only had one.

Given that stat, it’s no surprise Lafayette’s fortunes changed in the second half. (more…) (October 26, 2013)

James, Tigers too much for ‘Dores

The Lafayette Commodores opened Region 2-4A play Friday night as they welcomed the undefeated Ripley Tigers to William L. Buford Stadium. The Tigers kept the zero in the loss column for another week as they defeated Lafayette 38-21. It was a back-and-forth game until late in the third quarter. (October 7, 2013, Page 4B)

LHS defense keys win over Jaguars

BLOG – Lafayette’s defense got after it Friday night. With the annual Crosstown Classic looming, the Commodores clamped down on mistakes on defense and held the DeSoto Central Jaguars in check Friday night. (more…) (September 7, 2013)

Tupelo upends Lafayette in opener

TUPELO — The Lafayette Commodores opened up the 2013 season just like they did in 2012, with a matchup against the Tupelo Golden Wave Friday night.
This year’s matchup was a far cry from the 8-3 defensive struggle that took place last season as Tupelo defeated the Commodores 36-21. (August 26, 2013, Page 3B)

‘Dores heating up in 7-on-7

BATESVILLE — The heat coming off the artificial turf at South Panola had the Tigers and Lafayette Commodores working up a sweat during Monday morning’s 7-on-7 workout. The necessary conditioning, against the state’s best football program in the heat, has been a good thing for the Commodores as coach Eric Robertson looks to find new players to fill roles in 2013.

 (June 25, 2013, Page 9)

Lafayette football splits pair of games

The Lafayette ninth-grade Commodores lost 34-32 to Grenada on Monday night, while the junior varsity Commodores defeated the Chargers 24-14. (more…) (October 10, 2012, Page 7)

9th grade blanks NAHS

The Lafayette ninth-grade football team ended its season with a 14-0 win over New Albany on Monday. John Murphree scored on a 12-yard run, while brother Eli Murphree added a 2-point conversion to give Lafayette an 8-0 lead at the half. Hunter Bishop scored on an 80-yard touchdown reception in the second half off a throw from Eli Murphree. Landon Busby and Eli Murphree both had interceptions. Lafayette ended the year with a 6-2 overall record. (October 18, 2011, Page 8)

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