After an impressive 13 point comeback win last week against Lutheran North, the Clayton High School football team looks to go 2-0 as they travel to Oxford Mississippi.
The Hounds will take on the (1-0) Commodores of Lafayette County High School.
Both teams are riding high after week #1 wins – as Lafayette defeated Horn Lake (34-7).
This will be the first time the team has taken a trip like this to face an out-of-state opponent – and should be a memorable experience to say the least.
The team is traveling to Oxford this year because Maplewood-Richmond Heights dropped their football program this season, leaving the Hounds with week #2 vacant.
If week #2 was left open, the team would effectively be losing 10% of their season – so it was decided in best interest of the program to find a game.
There were no teams available in the state of Missouri – so the search expanded to Illinois, Arkansas and Mississippi.
Out of the teams found during the search, Lafayette County seemed to be the best fit for the program.
This trip will be an incredible experience for the program as they take “Greyhound Pride” across state lines.
The team plans to depart Gay Field at approximately 3:30pm Thursday 8/27/2015.
The travel information is below for those looking to make the trip.
Lafayette High School Travel Information
Lafayette High School, Oxford Mississippi
- 100 Commodore Dr, Oxford, MS 38655 Phone#: (662) 234-3271
Hampton Inn and Conference Center
- 103 Ed Perry Blvd., Oxford, Mississippi, 38655 Phone#: (662)-234-5565
Clayton HS Head Coach – Gene Gladstone Phone#: 314-440-7998
Thursday, August 27
- Depart from the field house at 3:30pm
- Subway Sandwiches and snacks on the road
- Arrive at Hampton Inn at 10:00pm
- Lights out 11:00pm
Friday, August 28
- Breakfast-Hampton Inn – 9:30PM
- Tour Ole Miss Football Facility – 11:30PM
- Team meeting – 2:00PM
- Check out and depart – 3:00PM
- Pre-game meal – 3:30PM
- GAME TIME @ LAFAYETTE COUNTY HS – 7:00PM
- Depart for CHS – 10:00 (Pizza on the road) Arrival ~4:30 AM