Lafayette’s final full football practice before Friday’s jamboree against Pontotoc provided some mixed results for the Commodores Wednesday. The nearly two-hour practice wasn’t the sharpest the team has looked the first three weeks, but it wasn’t necessarily a warning sign that the team is regressing. (August 12, 2010, Page 2B)
Demarkus Dennis, like quarterback Jeremy Liggins, is no longer a well-kept secret on the Lafayette Commodores football squad. In fact, the talented duo will be drawing the lion’s share of attention from defenses this season.
Last year Dennis began the season as senior Sam Booker’s backup. But after several weeks, it was clear that the Commodores weren’t going to be able to keep Dennis off the field.
Not only was he juking his way through opposing defenses, but he was also rushing his way up Lafayette’s depth chart, finishing with 1,151 yards and 11 touchdowns. (August 6, 2010, Page 6A)
Everybody knows how Anthony Hart’s Lafayette Commodore football team is going to try and win games. After rushing for over 4,000 yards en route to a Class 4A championship game appearance last season, the Commodores make it no secret they will rely heavily on the run game again this season.
To have success in November, Hart knows he has to work his team hard in early August. While across town the Oxford Chargers waited until Wednesday to practice in pads, LHS has been in shells since Saturday when they went through a scrimmage. The Commodores had another one schedule for today. (August 5, 2010, Page 6)
Hot temperatures are nothing new for high school football coaches to have to deal with. Every year practices begin at the hottest point of the summer. But this year’s heat, and more specifically this week’s heat that has pushed the mercury over 100 degrees, has even made the toughest of coaches make sure their players are properly hydrated.
Lafayette head coach Anthony Hart and his staff have always tried to do the best job they can to keep players cool and hydrated. Hart even changed the practice time Tuesday so that action would start at 5:30 p.m. rather than at 3:30 p.m. so his team could miss the hottest point of the day on the hottest day of the year. (August 4, 2010, Page 9)
Whether it was C.C. or Markie Dukes swatting throws away, Dominique Price stepping up on a goalline stand or Jermaine “Slim” Pegues causing havoc in the middle of the line, the ‘Dores had no shortage of playmakers.
While Lafayette has five returners on defense this year, the coaching staff is hoping the ‘Dores have just the right blend of youth and experience. (July 29, 2010, Page 7)
Last season was a magical and memorable season for the Lafayette Commodore football team. Sparked by some early season success that carried into the playoffs, the Commodores won the Class 4A North Half title and played for the 4A championship in Jackson.
The quest to win a title was an enjoyable one for the Commodores and their coaching staff and with a veteran group returning, the chances of playing for another title still remain high.
LHS opened practice for the 2010 season Monday with a morning session in shorts and helmets. The Commodores return nine starters on offense, including 2009 EAGLE Player of the Year Jeremy Liggins, and up to six veterans on a defensive group that was very formidable last year. (July 27, 2010, Page 6A)
Last season the Lafayette Commodores made it all the way to the MHSAA Class 4A state championship game.
While the ‘Dores came up just short last year against St. Stanislaus, that disappointment is paying dividends this season in the form of motivation for the players. (July 27, 2010, Page 6A)
What a day it’s been for the Ole Miss gridiron Rebels. This morning Pascagoula cornerback (and standout center fielder) Senquez Golson committed to the Rebels.
Later this afternoon, Ole Miss picked up its second commitment of the day — and 12th for the 2010 signing class — when Gadsden City, Ala. receiver T.J. Worthy pledged his verbal commitment to the Rebels. Just before 7 p.m. the Rebels picked up their third commitment of the day, this time from Raleigh defensive tackle Woodrow Hamilton.
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A successful spring for the Lafayette Commodores, one that allowed coach Anthony Hart and his staff to answer some questions about next year’s team, came to an end last night with live action at William L. Buford Stadium. (May 14, 2010, Page 7A)