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Lafayette Commodores football

Corinth rallies to top Commodores 17-14

For the first time since 2008, the Lafayette Commodores have opened their season with back-to-back losses. Nine penalties, three turnovers, and two missed field goals doomed Lafayette in a tight contest as a 23-yard field goal from Jake Curtis with 31 seconds remaining clinched a 17-14 win for Corinth on Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium. (September 1, 2014, Page 6)

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    Rivalry games highlight prep slate

    A pair of special rivalry games are coming up for two of the three local high school teams, while the third team is looking to get in the win column after a season-opening setback.

      (August 29, 2014, Page 3B)

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      Commodores looking for offense to come around against Corinth

      The opening week did not go as planned for Lafayette, which lost to Tupelo 20-0 last Friday. The Commodores hope this week against Corinth will be a different story. (August 28, 2014, Page 6)

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        Tupelo blanks Commodores in opener

        Lafayette ran 43 offensive plays in its season opener against Tupelo Friday night. The Golden Wave’s defense didn’t let the Commodores do much on any of them. Lafayette mustered just 91 yards of offense in a 20-0 loss to Tupelo at William L. Buford Stadium. Tupelo also forced the Commodores into three turnovers, including Demaris Wise’s 65-yard pick-six on the game’s final play, turning the matchup of state championship game participants from a season ago into a one-sided affair. (August 25, 2014, Page 8)

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          OHS, LHS, WVHS draw familiar foes in openers

          After a week of jamborees and preseason scrimmages, it’s time for area high school football teams to start playing the games that matter. (August 22, 2014, Page 6A)

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            ‘Dores looking for cleaner effort against Tupelo

            The Lafayette Commodores will open the season against the Tupelo Golden Wave for the fourth straight season and will look to have a more complete-game effort this time around. (August 21, 2014, Page 7)

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              ‘Dores shut out Amory in jamboree

              AMORY — The games don’t count yet, but Lafayette’s defense already has the appearance of being in midseason form. The Commodores tuned up for the regular season with a 7-0 victory over Amory in a two-quarter varsity jamboree Friday night. (August 18, 2014, Page 6)

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                ‘Dores to keep focus on themselves in jamboree

                Lafayette will travel to Amory tonight to play the Panthers in a preseason jamboree for the second straight year. But the opponent isn’t the Commodores’ chief concern. (August 15, 2014, Page 6A)

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                  MHSAA moves football title games to Ole Miss, MSU

                  CLINTON — Mississippi’s high school football state championship games are leaving Jackson.

                  The Mississippi High School Activities Association announced Monday it will be relocating the MHSAA Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Gridiron Classic State Football Championships for all classifications to the campuses of Ole Miss and Mississippi State. (July 22, 2014, Page 8)

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                    ‘Dores hire Sherman as girls hoops coach

                    Lafayette’s girls basketball team has landed a coach who’s no stranger to hoops in the area. (June 4, 2014, Page 6)

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