The Lafayette Middle School football teams split a pair of games with South Panola in Batesville on Tuesday night. The seventh-grade Tigers beat Lafayette 16-0, while the older Commodores won 18-12 thanks to a great individual night from Atarius Owens, who scored all three touchdowns in the victory. Owens’ last touchdown covered 31 yards and it came with just seven seconds left in the game and the scored tied 12-12. South Panola had scored its last touchdown with just two minutes left in the fourth quarter. Owens scored his touchdown on a 31-yard run at the 3:30 mark of the second quarter and his second on a 70-yard run with 4:30 left in the third. (more…) (September 19, 2012, Page 7)
One week after waltzing to a win against first-year program in Duval Charter (Jacksonville, Fla.), the Commodores had their work cut out for them against the Shannon Red Raiders. (more…) (September 17, 2012, Page 3B)
BLOG: It seems odd, but after last week’s blowout win against Duval Charter (Jacksonville, Fla.), the Lafayette Commodores needed Friday night’s battle against Shannon at William L. Buford Stadium prior to the start of region play.
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By most accounts, Friday’s game against Shannon won’t even be in the same hemisphere as last week’s.
The Red Raiders (2-2 overall), once a thorn in Lafayette’s side before the Commodores (3-1) became a mainstay in the Class 4A championship game, will prove to be a greater challenge. (September 13, 2012, Page 8)
Friday, the sophomore kicker from Water Valley knocked in his second career game-winning field goal when he punched through a 42-yard attempt with under a minute remaining in the Blue Devils’ 17-16 win against Bruce. (September 11, 2012, Page 9)
There was virtually no stopping the Lafayette Commodores Friday night in their 69-0 win over the Duval Charter (Fla.) Panthers. Lafayette’s first drive of the game had people wondering if it was Friday the 13th. The first play saw running back D.K Buford run 52-yards for the touchdown only to see it called back by a block-in-the-back penalty. The second play of the game saw quarterback Brandon Mack run for a 24-yard touchdown only to have a holding penalty bring the score back as well. The third time was not the charm either, as a Buford’s 15-yard touchdown run was yet again called back for another holding penalty.
The fourth play, however, turned out to be the right one for the Commodores, who finally scored their first of many touchdowns on a 36-yard pass and catch from Mack to Buford. (September 10, 2012, Page 5B)
BLOG: There was virtually no stopping the Lafayette Commodores Friday night in their 69-0 win over the Duval Charter Panthers. (more…) (September 8, 2012)
Almost immediately after Lafayette’s first Crosstown Classic loss in seven years, the Commodores were already back at work preparing for Friday’s game against Duval Charter, a first-year program from Jacksonville, Fla. (September 6, 2012, Page 8)