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Commodores Travel to Bobby Holcomb Field for Crosstown Classic

By Adam Brown
Sports Editor

Courtesy of Lafayette High School

The Lafayette Commodores return to the gridiron this week as they take on their crosstown foe, the Oxford Chargers. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. at Bobby Holcomb Field.

Lafayette started this season out on a 3-0 perfect record after defeating North Panola last week, 33-14. The Commodores did most of the damage with more than 400 yards rushing in the game. Senior Jamie Shaw Jr. carried the ball 17 times for 120 yards. His teammate, RB Lance Stewart, rushed for 160 yards on 11 touches.

The Commodores have defeated their opponents by a whopping 122-28 margin.

“Our players have played with outstanding effort,” Commodores head coach Michael Fair said. “They have gone out and executed the game plan like we wanted to.” 

Although the Chargers and Commodores are no longer district rivals, Fair said the game is huge to the LOU community. 

“You’re either red or you’re blue this week,” he said. 

Oxford picked up its first win of the season last Friday at Grenada in a 39-0 shutout. The Chargers were able to get back on track after dropping the ‘Little Egg Bowl.’ Junior quarterback John Meagher threw for 144 yards and two touchdowns in the game. He also rushed for 38 yards on 10 carries.

“(Oxford) is a really good football team as they come in 1-1,” Fair said. “(The Chargers) are well coached and the kids play hard. We are going to have to play with great effort to come out with a win.”

Adam Brown
Adam Brown
Sports Editor

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