If there is a play that needs to be made by the Lafayette defense, it’s a safe bet that No. 9, middle linebacker Kris Miller will not only have set it up, but made the stop as well.
On a defense with a bevy of talented playmakers, Miller is arguably the most important defender on the field.
Every single call that the defense gets from coordinator Eric Robertson comes through Miller. If the team gets lined up properly and a stop is made, it’s because Miller had everyone in the right position. Then, if the Commodores are playing a team like Itawamba AHS last week, Miller is cleaning everything up with a bunch of tackles and big plays. (September 16, 2010, Page 6)
It only takes a few seconds of talking with Demetri McIntosh to realize what he’s all about and what he means to the Lafayette Commodores.
Any team in the hunt for a state title needs leaders and McIntosh provides the senior leadership that helps the Commodore defense thrive. (September 10, 2010, Page 7A)
Two of the most competitive players for Oxford are two of the most enjoyable to be around. Demarius and Demarcus Pegues, a lineman and linebacker for the Chargers, are brothers that have the equal ability to light up a room as easily as they do an opposing ball carrier.
For Oxford coach Johnny Hill, the brothers represent everything he loves about high school football. They are great players, great teammates and great to be around. (September 3, 2010, Page 8A)
HIGH SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT — The Oxford Chargers have benefited greatly from junior transfer Shea Mnichowski during their undefeated run this season. The New Orleans native has been relied on as a leader on a predominantly young team. (January 28, 2010, Page 6)
HIGH SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT — Carl Smith overcame an early struggle with focusing on the game to become a leader on the Oxford High School basketball team, and in the broader school environment as well. His father-figure relationship with Coach Drew Tyler is so strong he calls him “Daddy Drew.” (January 14, 2010)