It’s going to take some time for Lafayette to work out the kinks. The Commodores may have been playing the season’s third game against Tunica-Rosa Fort Tuesday night, but Lafayette was facing the Lions with a lineup it hasn’t had the luxury of putting on the floor to this point. (December 11, 2013, Page 9)
There wasn’t a players-only meeting when the Lafayette Commodores were 3-5 earlier this season. Instead of calling out one another, pointing fingers and screaming at the top of their lungs, the Commodores buckled down and started playing a much better brand of football. (November 28, 2013, Page 9A)
Last season was a historic one for the Lafayette boys basketball team. (November 20, 2013, Page 8)
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)
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.
The Lafayette Commodores and Lady Commodores will return to the track Saturday at Pontotoc for the MHSAA Class 4A North Half meet. Both squads were in action this past weekend at Tishomingo County. (May 3, 2013, Page 10A)
Lafayette’s boys basketball program continued to show improvement and a turnaround under second-year coach Nacoma James on Tuesday night in the elimination round of the Division 2-4A Tournament. Playing the host North Pontotoc Vikings, the Commodores were able to make enough plays, both on offense and defense, late to pull out a 65-63 win and advance to play No. 1 seed Tunica-Rosa Fort on Thursday evening. Tuesday’s win also advanced the ‘Dores to the MHSAA’s Class 4A playoffs for the first time in seven years. (February 13, 2013, Page 7)
A fast start to Friday’s home game for the Lafayette Commodores was negated by the quickness of the Tunica-Rosa Fort Lions. Lafayette led 9-2 in the early moments of the Division 2-4A contest but after a surge from the Lions later in the first quarter, the Commodores were never able to catch up. The end result was a 70-48 win for the Lions, who improved to 4-0 in 2-4A play and sent the Commodores to 8-6 overall and 1-3 in 2-4A.
The Lafayette Commodores emerged victorious in their matchup with the Ripley Tigers at home Tuesday night. LHS improved to 6-4 on the year with a 53-44 win that was paced by 16 points and 10 rebounds from Trey Shaw. (more…) (January 9, 2013, Page 6)