There is plenty to play for for the area’s three high school football teams this week.
Oxford, the state’s fifth-ranked overall team, will host Clarksdale for the outright Region 1-5A title Friday night while Class 3A No. 5 Water Valley needs a victory over Independence to keep pace atop the Region 2-3A standings. Lafayette has to win its final two games beginning with Senatobia to get one of Region 2-4A’s three playoff berths. (October 25, 2013, Page 6A)
With time running out, Lafayette couldn’t afford many more losses.
Lafayette entered last week’s game against New Albany losers of its last three games and sitting in the bottom half of the Region 2-4A standings. (October 24, 2013, Page 8)
The Lafayette Commodores gave the crowd something to cheer about on Homecoming night as they dominated the New Albany Bulldogs 44-7 Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium. (October 21, 2013, Page 4B)
Oxford looks to lock up a spot in the postseason, Water Valley is trying for another win and Lafayette is looking to start winning again when all three prep football teams return to action tonight. (October 18, 2013, Page 6A)
For the second time in as many weeks, Lafayette entered the second half with a chance to win a region game last Friday night only to fall late in a 26-20 loss at Rosa Fort. (October 17, 2013, Page 8)
TUNICA — The inability to limit big plays, and turnovers at crucial moments of the contest, led to Lafayette dropping its third consecutive game Friday with a 26-20 setback to Region 2-4A foe Tunica-Rosa Fort at Woodrow Wilson Park Field. (October 14, 2013, Page 3B)
All three area football teams return to action tonight. One will try to continue its season-long momentum while the other two look to bounce back from losses a week ago. (October 11, 2013, Page 6A)
The Lafayette Commodores opened Region 2-4A play Friday night as they welcomed the undefeated Ripley Tigers to William L. Buford Stadium. The Tigers kept the zero in the loss column for another week as they defeated Lafayette 38-21. It was a back-and-forth game until late in the third quarter. (October 7, 2013, Page 4B)
Oxford will continue region play. Water Valley and Lafayette will begin their region slates.
That’s what’s on tap for all three teams tonight. (October 4, 2013, Page 6A)
Lafayette combined a strong running game with mistake-free football to take a quick 7-0 lead on Memphis University School Friday night.
But the Commodores couldn’t continue that combination for the rest of the contest. (September 30, 2013, Page 4B)