For the third consecutive year the Commodores will be playing for a chance to go to Jackson thanks to a 28-6 win over Louisville on Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium in the quarterfinals of the MHSAA playoffs. (more…) (November 21, 2011, Page 1B)
After lopsided round-one wins last weekend, the Blue Devils and Commodores head into tonight’s contests against Winona and Greenwood with different — but similar — motives.
While No. 1 Lafayette blew out the Bulldogs in their Week 2 meeting 42-0 and are hoping they can have a repeat performance, Water Valley hosts the Tigers looking to avenge last season’s 10-7 playoff loss. (more…) (November 11, 2011, Page 6A)
All three area football teams officially enter the must-win portion of their respective seasons tonight.
While the Lafayette Commodores and Water Valley Blue Devils open their playoff schedules hosting Leake Central and Laflore County, the Oxford Chargers close out their regular season with a win-or-go-home matchup against Clarksdale.
All games are set for 7 p.m. (November 4, 2011, Page 10A)
BLOG: Unable to make it to any of the area’s sporting events this weekend? No worries. The Oxford EAGLE’s sports staff, headed up by all-world photographer Bruce Newman, attempts to capture the area’s biggest events in photographs each and every weekend.
Below are links to photo galleries from the Lafayette-Senatobia football game, the Oxford-Saltillo football game, the Water Valley-Aberdeen football game and the Ole Miss-Arkansas football game (plus pictures from The Grove)
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Staying true to typical form, the Lafayette Commodores went on the road and up-ended Senatobia on senior night 48-8.
The victory improved Lafayette’s record to 10-0 overall and 4-0 in Region 2-4A. (October 24, 2011, Page 4B)
BLOG: SENATOBIA — Another Friday night, another lopsided victory in favor of the Lafayette Commodores.
Against an athletic Senatobia team, the Commodores were able to improve to 10-0 on the year with a 48-8 road victory. (more…) (October 21, 2011)
The area’s three football teams are definitely at different junctures in their respective seasons.
While the Lafayette Commodores will look to solidify their position as the No. 1 team in Region 2-4A and remain undefeated tonight at Senatobia, the Oxford Chargers are in a do-or-die situation as they travel to Saltillo. (more…) (October 21, 2011, Page 6A)
Lafayette coach Anthony Hart said he has a lot of respect for the Warriors, who are coming off of a 34-28 loss at North Pontotoc. (October 20, 2011, Page 6)
The football season can be a long grind on players, even on a championship-caliber squad like Lafayette’s.
And when you’re on the scout team, getting beat up day-in and day-out by the bigger, stronger varsity guy sometimes it’s difficult to remain motivated and get through practices. (more…) (October 18, 2011, Page 8)
The Lafayette ninth-grade football team ended its season with a 14-0 win over New Albany on Monday. John Murphree scored on a 12-yard run, while brother Eli Murphree added a 2-point conversion to give Lafayette an 8-0 lead at the half. Hunter Bishop scored on an 80-yard touchdown reception in the second half off a throw from Eli Murphree. Landon Busby and Eli Murphree both had interceptions. Lafayette ended the year with a 6-2 overall record. (October 18, 2011, Page 8)