Thanks in large part to fellow senior Demarkous Dennis, the No. 1 Commodores didn’t need to rely on their four-star quarterback to beat the visiting New Albany Bulldogs 50-13 and take over sole possession of first place in Region 2-4A. (more…) (October 17, 2011, Page 4B)
BLOG: The Lafayette Commodores won in typical fashion tonight, rolling past Region 2-4A foe New Albany 50-13 at William L. Buford Stadium.
The star of the game was — stop me if you have heard this before — Lafayette running back Demarkous Dennis. (more…) (October 14, 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)
Teams that win championships always have great players leading the way. In the case of the Lafayette Commodores, there were a handful of players that stood out above the rest on a team that was filled from top to bottom with solid high school athletes. (more…) (December 16, 2010, Page 1B)
Lafayette’s Jeremy Liggins and Demarkus Dennis highlighted the postseason awards and postseason teams that were selected recently in Class 4A.
Liggins, a junior, was named Player of the Year for the Region 2-4A team and the quarterback on the first team of the Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 4A team.
Dennis, also a junior, was named Offensive Player of the Year on the Region 2-4A team and first team running back on the MAC team. (December 8, 2010, Page 9)
Monday was a tough night on the pitch for the Lafayette soccer program. Both the Commodores and Lady Commodores got behind early and were unable to bounce back, as the boys lost 9-0 and the girls lost 5-1.
The key to the Warriors’ victory was capitalizing on odd-man chances.
More often than not Pontotoc’s boys were able to get consistent pressure on Lafayette’s defense and in doing so controlled the pace and flow of the game. (December 7, 2010, Page 8)
A season that started in the scorching heat of July culminated with a win in the MHSAA’s Class 4A state championship for the Lafayette Commodores Saturday evening at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Lafayette became the first school in the state to win 16 games in a season by knocking off North Pike 31-6 to capture the school’s first football state title.
Focus, dedication and desire were just three of the many intangibles the Commodores displayed on the field on a consistent basis this year, while an overpowering defense and offense, led by quarterback Jeremy Liggins and running back Demarkus Dennis, seemed to dispatch opponents with little trouble each week.
Saturday’s victory over the Jaguars epitomized how the Commodores won games all season. Liggins bullied his way through the Jaguars’ defense for three scores and 150 yards, while Dennis moved the chains with dazzling runs through the middle and outside of Lafayette’s formations. (December 6, 2010, Page 1B)
Lafayette’s Commodores advanced to Jackson to play in the MHSAA’s 4A state championship game for the second straight season after defeating Noxubee County 20-0 Friday night in the 4A North Half title game.
Friday’s win didn’t necessarily come easy for LHS (15-0 overall), but a defense that has been tremendously consistent all season long continued to shine and make things even tougher for the Tigers (13-2) on offense that it was on the Commodores, who have now only allowed 19 points in four playoff games. (November 29, 2010, Page 1B)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Lafayette is headed back to Jackson for a second shot at winning a state title. Led by another dominating performance on defense, the Lafayette Commodores captured their second straight Class 4A North Half title Friday night with a 20-0 win over Noxubee County in Macon. (more…) (November 27, 2010)
Starting in place of junior quarterback Jeremy Liggins, who was dressed but held out of the game to rest a sore right ankle, Mack did a little bit of everything to lead the Commodores to a 37-7 victory over the Lewisburg Patriots at William L. Buford Stadium.
Against the Patriots, Mack completed 2 of 6 passes for 64 yards and a touchdown, rushed for 64 yards and two scores, and also intercepted a pass from Lewisburg quarterback Colby Sappington inside Lafayette’s 10-yard line. (October 29, 2010, Page 6A)