Photo and Story By Pamela Holloway
The LaFayette High Bulldogs celebrated homecoming last Friday night as they played host to the Horseshoe Bend Generals.
It was also the 6th annual LaFayette High School Alumni Weekend and the the city was “lit” the entire weekend.
The festivities began Thursday with the annual Homecoming Parade.
Floats, decorated cars and trucks, motorcycles and even a few horses participated in the parade.
The LaFayette High Band did an awesome job playing melodious tunes as they marched through the streets of LaFayette.
The City of LaFayette had their police cars and fire trucks on display during the parade.
The annual city wide pep rally followed the parade, as well as the first annual bon fire.
Friday was game day for the Bulldogs. Pre-game rituals begin as tailgaters gathered around Bulldog Stadium in wake of the big game.
It was finally game time and the Bulldogs and Generals took the field before a jam packed stadium.
The atmosphere was electric as the game was set for kick-off.
The Bulldogs dominated the game on both sides of the ball, with the defense holding the Generals scoreless and the offense seemingly scoring at will.
The Bulldogs over powered the Generals in blowout fashion by a score of 40-0.
Running back Robert Houston had a monster night on the ground for the Bulldogs with a staggering 336 yards on only 23 carries and three touchdowns.
He now has 1,302 yards on the season in six games.
Quarterback Jaelin McCurdy had a good night going 10 of 23 for 76 yards passing and a touchdown.
Keandre Peterson led in receiving with 42 yards.
Zarion Moore had a 16 yard receiving touchdown and Dai›shun Walker had a 25 yard rushing touchdown.
On the defensive side of the ball Omar Boston led the way with 7 tackles, while Yogi Barker and Zachaeus Turner had 5 tackles each.
The celebration continued after the game with the annual Alumni Party hosted by the Class of 1994.
The Alumni Picnic kicked off Saturday morning and lasted throughout the day.
Alumni from classes as far back as Class of 1970 all the way up to Class of 2016 were present at Saturday›s picnic.
It was a great day, filled with fun and activities.
Hundreds, maybe even thousands came to show their love, support, and school spirit for our very own LaFayette High School Alumni Weekend.
Nobody does it like the city of LaFayette.
Big ups to this year›s Alumni Weekend host the Class of 1994, you all did your thing.
Bulldog football resumes next week as the Dogs host the Reeltown Rebels.
Game time 7 p.m. Cst. “GO DOGS”