After the seventh-grade Lady Chargers picked up a 28-10 victory, the eighth-graders followed suit with a 32-16 win. (December 14, 2012, Page 7A)
Lafayette’s eighth-grade football team took a huge step to securing the Tri-Lakes Conference title Tuesday by posting a 30-14 win over Batesville at William L. Buford Stadium. The victory improved the Commodores to 5-2 overall and an even more important 3-0 in the conference with one game left to play against Grenada. The Commodores were never threatened by the Tigers in the game as Atarius Owens got them on the scoreboard first with a 16-yard run at the 4:32 mark of the first quarter. (more…) (October 17, 2012, Page 7)
The Lafayette Middle School football program had a successful evening Tuesday, sweeping the visiting Senatobia Warriors. The seventh-grade (2-3 overall, 1-0 Tri-Lakes Conference) claimed a 16-0 shutout victory, while the eighth-grade (3-2, 1-0) knocked off the Warriors 36-20. (more…) (October 3, 2012, Page 6)
Monday’s middle school version of the Crosstown Classic had more on the line than just rivalry pride.
When Lafayette and Oxford met on the baseball diamond at Edwin Moak Field, both the Chargers and Commodores had a more immediate reward in mind — playoff seeding.
After claiming both games Monday 4-0 and 6-2, the Chargers secured the top spot in the Tri-Lakes Conference with a perfect league record. (April 3, 2012, Page 9)
Two middle school baseball games didn’t end up going in favor of the Lafayette Commodores on Monday night. LMS lost 9-4 and 7-4 in a Tri-Lakes Conference doubleheader played in Grenada. Luke Gossett paced the offense in both games. He was 1-for-2 with three RBIs in the first contest and 1-for-2 with two RBIs in the second game. Mack Bishop recorded three strikeouts in the first contest, while Chipper Nix came on relief and pitched well in the second game. He finished with four strikeouts overall. Lafayette (0-3-1) will return to action Thursday at home against Water Valley at 5 p.m. (March 20, 2012, Page 6)
Life hasn’t been easy for 15-year-old Desirae Gladney and 13-year-old Jacob McBride, but the two students haven’t let that stop them from overcoming obstacles. The two were awarded the Youth Character Award Tuesday night from the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association. (February 9, 2012, Page 1)
Lafayette earned a complete sweep over Grenada in middle school football action on Thursday at William L. Buford Stadium. The seventh-grade Commodores won 20-6, while the eighth-graders won 16-6. (September 23, 2011, Page 7A)
Tuesday’s action on the gridiron proved that when the Oxford seventh graders claimed a 20-8 victory, while the Lafayette eighth-grade squad was able to hold on for a big 20-16 win. (August 31, 2011, Page 6A)
The Lafayette Middle School football teams opened the season on the road against Senatobia. The seventh-grade Commodores fell 14-0, while the eighth-grade team won 6-0. Senatobia scored its first touchdown in the seventh-grade game on a 48-yard pass play in the third quarter, while the Warriors second score came on a run with 40 seconds left in the contest. Lafayette coach Glenn Williams credited the play of Atarius Owens, who had an interception returned for a touchdown called back because of a penalty. Quarterback Tyler Williams also played well. Zeke Liggins led the Commodores to the win in the nightcap as he scored the game’s lone TD on a 3-yard run with 23 seconds left in the second quarter. (more…) (August 24, 2011, Page 8)