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Commodores blast Houston in playoff opener

Lafayette’s game against Houston on Friday night quickly turned into a tuneup for its next opponent in the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs. The Commodores rushed for 386 yards, kept Houston’s offense from doing much of anything and cruised to their sixth straight win with a 41-16 victory over the Hilltoppers at William L. Buford Stadium, earning a second- round home date with Cleveland, a 31-6 winner over Amory, this Friday. (November 9, 2014, Page 5B)

BLOG: ‘Dores rout Houston in playoff opener

BLOG — Lafayette rushed for 386 yards, kept Houston’s offense from doing much of anything and cruised into the second round of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs with a 41-16 victory over the Hilltoppers on Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium. (more…) (November 7, 2014)

‘Dores dominate Byhalia; finish region play undefeated

BYHALIA — Lafayette coach Eric Robertson did not want a repeat performance of the New Albany game when his team traveled to Byhalia on Friday night. He got just the opposite, as the Commodores’ quest to go undefeated in Region 2-4A play was completed with relative ease when Lafayette (7-4, 5-0 Region 2-4A) dominated the Indians (0-10, 0-5) 41-0 on Halloween night. (November 2, 2014, Page 5B)

BLOG: Commodores rout Byhalia 41-0 to end regular season

BYHALIA— Lafayette’s quest to go undefeated in Region 2-4A play was completed with relative ease when the Commodores (7-4, 5-0 Region 2-4A) dominated the Byhalia Indians (0-10, 0-5) 41-0 on Friday night. (more…) (October 31, 2014)

Commodores secure region title with 27-0 win

For the Lafayette Commodores, it’s not about how you start but how you finish. They are finishing strong and Friday, in front of the home crowd on Senior Night, the Commodores (6-4 overall, 4-0 Region 2-4A) shut out Senatobia (6-3, 2-2) 27-0 to clinch their first 2-4A title since the 2011 season, the last time they won the MHSAA state championship (October 26, 2014, Page 5B)

BLOG: Commodores dominate Senatobia 27-0, win Region 2-4A title

For the Lafayette Commodores it’s not about how you start, but how you finish. They are finishing strong and in front of the home crowd on Senior Night the Commodores shutout the Senatobia Warriors 27-0 clinching their first Region 2-Class 4A title since the 2011 season, the last time they won the state championship.  (more…) (October 24, 2014)

Offense paces ‘Dores in 35-0 win over Shannon

Through the first four games of the season, the Lafayette Commodores had scored 21 points. On Friday night, they scored 35 against the Shannon Red Raiders en route to a 35-0 shutout for their second win of the season. (September 21, 2014, Page 1B)

BLOG: Lafayette rolls past Shannon 35-0

Through the first four games of the season the Lafayette Commodores (2-3) had scored 21 points. On Friday night they scored 35 against the Shannon Red Raiders (1-3) en route to their second win of the season.  (more…) (September 19, 2014)

Corinth rallies to top Commodores 17-14

For the first time since 2008, the Lafayette Commodores have opened their season with back-to-back losses. Nine penalties, three turnovers, and two missed field goals doomed Lafayette in a tight contest as a 23-yard field goal from Jake Curtis with 31 seconds remaining clinched a 17-14 win for Corinth on Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium. (September 1, 2014, Page 6)

Tupelo blanks Commodores in opener

Lafayette ran 43 offensive plays in its season opener against Tupelo Friday night. The Golden Wave’s defense didn’t let the Commodores do much on any of them. Lafayette mustered just 91 yards of offense in a 20-0 loss to Tupelo at William L. Buford Stadium. Tupelo also forced the Commodores into three turnovers, including Demaris Wise’s 65-yard pick-six on the game’s final play, turning the matchup of state championship game participants from a season ago into a one-sided affair. (August 25, 2014, Page 8)

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