It has been a patchwork spring for the Lafayette High football team. With the baseball team making a deep run into the postseason, Lafayette coach Eric Robertson has been without key personnel during spring drills. That has not stopped the Commodores from getting productive reps out of the players he does have available. The injury also made an appearing in the Commodore locker room as several players suffered severe injuries, including the defensive line. (May 14, 2015, Page 7)
The Oxford boys basketball team used a familiar formula to run its win total to double digits Saturday night. The Chargers turned their pressurized defense into runouts and knocked down shots inside and out in their half-court offense to improve to 10-0 with a 69-40 rout of Marshall Academy in the final game of the “O” Town Showdown at the Oxford High gym. Lafayette lost both of its game in the “O” Town Showdown. (December 14, 2014, Page 4B)
The Lafayette Commodores clinched their first Region 2-4A title since 2011 last week in their 27-0 victory over Senatobia. The work is not over for the Commodores (6-4, 4-0 Region 2-4A) as they have a chance to go undefeated in region play when they travel to Byhalia to take on the Indians (0-9, 0-4) on Friday night. (October 30, 2014, Page 6A)
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)
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)