It was a cold afternoon in Jackson as the Commodores from Lafayette High School took on the Aggies from Forrest County Agricultural in the Mississippi Class 4A State Championship. It was a hard fought game but the Aggies came out on top 21-6.
The Commodores came into the game as underdogs after winning seven straight games in order to reach the finals. Forrest County was 12-2 and had a high powered offense that nobody could slow down all season. The Commodores defense had pitched two shutouts in the playoffs coming into the game and looked solid against the Aggie’s offense early.
At the end of the first quarter, Lafayette was up 3-0 with some momentum but that changed when the Aggies scored 14 in the second quarter and went into halftime with a 14-6 lead. In the second half it was a defensive struggle much like the first quarter. The Commodores allowed only one touchdown by the Aggies but couldn’t get anything going on offense.
Forrest County scored to go up 21-6 in the third quarter and the score would remain the same until the end of the game. The Aggie’s victory capped off a 13-2 season while the Commodores fell to 10-6.
While it’s not the finish that Lafayette wanted to have, the players have a lot to hold their heads up for. Earlier in the season they had their backs against the wall when they were 3-5. They had to win out in order to make the playoffs. They did that but didn’t stop winning until they made it to Jackson. They’ll be back next year, and Oxford will have some serious competition for the best team in Lafayette County.
Congrats to coach Eric Robertson and the Lafayette High School Commodores on a great season.
–Justin Taylor, Associate Editor, HottyToddy.com
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