Having already seen his team face off against Class 5A No. 1 Oxford while still having to play Class 4A No. 3 Ripley later, Lafayette coach Eric Robertson can’t say for sure if this week’s matchup against Memphis University School is the toughest for the Commodores this season.
But the Owls’ collection of talent is as good as any LHS will see, and it has Robertson concerned. (September 26, 2013, Page 8)
Big runs are the common thread for this week’s Player of the Week winners. (September 25, 2013, Page 6)
With both teams fighting through a driving rain that began shortly before kickoff and only got stronger throughout the night, the Commodores produced a field goal and the game’s only touchdown in the second half to notch a 10-0 victory at Shannon in a game dominated by defense and Mother Nature. (September 23, 2013, Page 1B)
Oxford coach Johnny Hill said his team doesn’t need any motivation heading into Friday night’s annual Crosstown Classic at Lafayette. Besides wanting to win a second straight contest over the Commodores, who are ranked No. 2 in Class 4A in the latest AP prep football poll, Hill said his No. 9 Chargers know how dangerous Lafayette is as a team. (September 12, 2013, Page 8)
CORINTH — It has been almost 20 years since the Lafayette Commodores and the Corinth Warriors met on the gridiron. The two split the only two games in the series in 1993 and 1994. Friday night marked the rubber match. (September 2, 2013, Page 1B)
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.
After a sluggish first half, the Lafayette ninth-grade football team rebounded nicely to knock off Grenada 21-6 at William L. Buford Field. (September 5, 2012, Page 6)
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)