Saturday, February 27, 2021

Lafayette Travels to West Point in 2nd Round Playoffs

Judson Scott
Hotty Intern

The Lafayette Commodores will hit the road to take on West Point on Friday, Nov. 22, in the second round of the Mississippi 5-A state playoffs.

The Commodores moved on to the second round after going on the road and knocking off Holmes County Central 34-18.

The Commodores will now get a rematch with West Point, a team who beat them early in the season 28-24.

West Point enters the second round after beating Provine 49-28. West Point will enter this second-round matchup with Lafayette at 12-1 and ranked sixth in the state of Mississippi, according to MaxPreps.

West Point will bring a very talented offense to the field Friday night, an offense mainly predicated on the run.

Led by seniors Brandon Harris and Dantariyus Cannon, West Point averages 267.8 rushing yards per game. Both Harris and Cannon combined have nearly eclipsed 2,000 yards on the season.

Lafayette will need a big game from senior Randy Anderson both on the offensive and defensive sides of the football.

Anderson has been a force all season long but will really need to come up big against a very talented West Point team.

If Lafayette can pull this upset off on the road, they would clinch a spot in the 5A state semifinals, and await the winner of Neshoba Central and Lake Cormorant.

Michael Fair, the Commodores head coach, believes his team has what it takes. 

“I really like where our team is right now. We just need to finish,” Fair said.

This looks to be another very good game with a lot on the line. It will be interesting to see how Lafayette fairs on the road because West Point has been a force all year long at home.