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.
Oxford’s D.K. Metcalf was told by Ole Miss coaches to bring his A game to Friday’s elite camp. To the disappointment of some of the members of the 2014 class, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Metcalf did just that. (more…) (June 11, 2013, Page 9)
A tryout last month has resulted in a scholarship for Lafayette’s Tay Herod. The former Commodore, who was a member of two MHSAA Class 4A state championship teams, has signed on to play defensive back for Northwest Mississippi Community College. (more…) (May 8, 2013, Page 8A)
There is a sign that hangs in the Lafayette High football fieldhouse that stresses faith, family and football. In the case of LHS running back D.K. Buford, Ole Miss’ newest pledge for the 2014 signing class, those three ideals are very important to him and reasons why he ultimately decided to say close to home and play for coach Hugh Freeze. (February 13, 2013, Page 7)
A fourth-quarter rally wasn’t enough to propel the Mississippi All-Stars past Alabama in the 26th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic played Saturday afternoon in Montgomery, Ala. (more…) (December 17, 2012, Page 1B)
Lafayette fans wishing to see the Commodores play on the gridiron to the start the year in 2013 will have to do it on the road. LHS coach Eric Robertson finalized his schedule for the upcoming season late last week. The Commodores, who finished the 2012 season with a 10-3 overall mark, will play the first three games of the season away from William L. Buford Stadium.
Lafayette will open the year at Tupelo on Aug. 23 against first-year coach Trent Hammond, who was hired Wednesday after spending four seasons in Amory. (December 13, 2012, Page 8)
Oxford’s reversal of fortune on the gridiron this season was a result of many different players. For a team that was 5-6 and not in the playoffs in 2011, an 11-2 overall record and a trip to the semifinals of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs in 2012 took a lot of hard work on the part of several top players. (more…) (December 12, 2012, Page 1B)
Lafayette senior cornerback Brandon Mack continued to receive postseason honors Wednesday when he was named to the Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 4A team. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Mack was named to the first team on defense as a cornerback along with Houston’s Chris Thornton. (December 5, 2012, Page 6)