2021 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Boyd, Suber
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING THE LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL "LADY COMMODORES" GIRLS SOCCER TEAM AND COACH MELINDA SCRUGGS FOR THEIR THREE-PEAT THIRD STRAIGHT MISSISSIPPI HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION CLASS 5A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
WHEREAS, a dynasty is brewing at Lafayette High School and it is hard to ignore at this point. For a third straight year, the Lafayette Girls Soccer Team are the queens of Class 5A, defeating East Central 6-2 on February 6, 2021, in the Class 5A State Championship match at Madison Central High School; and
WHEREAS, the Lafayette Girls Soccer Team (17-2) made its fourth State Championship appearance since 2015 and won its fourth State Championship overall; and
WHEREAS, "There's not another team I'd want to go to battle with. Super proud of these girls. I can't even believe it. They did it three times. It's awesome." said Coach Melinda Scruggs; and
WHEREAS, Lafayette was the aggressor from the opening whistle. Julia Perkins put Lafayette on the scoreboard first with a solid strike that found the back of the net in the second minute of the match. The Commodores' potent offensive attack showed itself in the final nine minutes of the first half to take a 5-0 lead into halftime. The second half provided a few fireworks with East Central scoring two goals in the 54th and 56th minute. Lafayette managed to settle things down the final 20 minutes of the match, ensuring the Golden Ball Trophy stays in Lafayette County for another year. The Lady Commodores outscored their four playoff opponents 21-3 this postseason; and
WHEREAS, the 2021 Lady Commodores Championship Soccer Team roster: Anna Kate Trost, Caitlyn Rhea, Grace Foster, Avery Treloar, Sarah Perkins, Bayleigh Moore, Sara Grace Moore, Lillie Grace McCutchen, Hudson Lindsay, Caroline Wilson, Katelin Johnson, Valerie Smith, Lucy Wilson, Emma Hayes Roberts, Caroline Perkins and Julia Perkins; Head Coach Melinda Scruggs; and Assistant Coaches Cullen Pollard and Madi Sherer; and
WHEREAS, it is with great pride that we recognize this group of talented student athletes who have brought honor to their school, their community and to the State of Mississippi:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend and congratulate the Lafayette High School "Lady Commodores" Girls Soccer Team and Coach Melinda Scruggs for their three-peat third straight Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A State Championship, and extend to the team, coaches, parents and sponsors our best wishes for future success.
be it further resolved, that this resolution be presented to Head Coach Melinda Scruggs for the team and Principal Dr. Glenn Kitchens, forwarded to the Lafayette County Board of Education and made available to the Capitol Press Corps.