Oxford is making this rivalry thing look easy. Junior quarterback Jack Abraham set a single-game school passing record with 388 yards to go along with three touchdowns, and the Chargers took the Crosstown Classic trophy home for the third straight year with a 41-7 win over Lafayette on Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field. (September 14, 2014, Page 4B)
The Lafayette Commodores capped their spring by winning their games against Lake Cormorant and MRA while tying North Panola in the spring jamboree at William L. Buford Stadium Thursday. (May 16, 2014, Page 6A)
Lafayette’s eighth-grade football team took a huge step to securing the Tri-Lakes Conference title Tuesday by posting a 30-14 win over Batesville at William L. Buford Stadium. The victory improved the Commodores to 5-2 overall and an even more important 3-0 in the conference with one game left to play against Grenada. The Commodores were never threatened by the Tigers in the game as Atarius Owens got them on the scoreboard first with a 16-yard run at the 4:32 mark of the first quarter. (more…) (October 17, 2012, Page 7)
The Lafayette Middle School football program had a successful evening Tuesday, sweeping the visiting Senatobia Warriors. The seventh-grade (2-3 overall, 1-0 Tri-Lakes Conference) claimed a 16-0 shutout victory, while the eighth-grade (3-2, 1-0) knocked off the Warriors 36-20. (more…) (October 3, 2012, Page 6)
Monday’s middle school version of the Crosstown Classic had more on the line than just rivalry pride.
When Lafayette and Oxford met on the baseball diamond at Edwin Moak Field, both the Chargers and Commodores had a more immediate reward in mind — playoff seeding.
After claiming both games Monday 4-0 and 6-2, the Chargers secured the top spot in the Tri-Lakes Conference with a perfect league record. (April 3, 2012, Page 9)
Water Valley and Lafayette split a pair of middle school basketball games Tuesday night in the LMS gym. Lafayette swept the seventh-grade games, while Water Valley won the final two games to cap the night. (more…) (November 2, 2011, Page 9)
In the seventh-grade game, Lafayette (2-3-1 overall) scored first on an 11-yard run by D.Q. Thomas at the 3:30 mark of the first quarter. Quarterback Tyler Williams added the 2-point conversion on a 3-yard run.
Lafayette had a chance to break the tie late, but Senatobia stopped a fourth-down run one yard short of a first down inside the Warriors’ 10-yard line. Lafayette coach Glenn Williams credited the play of Williams with several open-field tackles on defense. (more…) (September 28, 2011, Page 9)
The Lafayette Middle School football teams earned a sweep of Grenada on the road Tuesday night. The seventh-grade Commodores defeated the Chargers 24-6 in the first game of the doubleheader, while the eighth graders remained undefeated on the year with a 14-6 win. In the seventh-grade contest, Atarius Owens scored on runs that covered 58 and 35 yards. His first run came in the first quarter, while his last TD came with 6:08 remaining in the fourth quarter. (more…) (September 7, 2011, Page 6)
The Lafayette Middle School football teams opened the season on the road against Senatobia. The seventh-grade Commodores fell 14-0, while the eighth-grade team won 6-0. Senatobia scored its first touchdown in the seventh-grade game on a 48-yard pass play in the third quarter, while the Warriors second score came on a run with 40 seconds left in the contest. Lafayette coach Glenn Williams credited the play of Atarius Owens, who had an interception returned for a touchdown called back because of a penalty. Quarterback Tyler Williams also played well. Zeke Liggins led the Commodores to the win in the nightcap as he scored the game’s lone TD on a 3-yard run with 23 seconds left in the second quarter. (more…) (August 24, 2011, Page 8)