The Commerce Tigers entertained the Franklin County Lions in a scrimmage on Tiger Field at Ray Lamb Stadium last Friday night and came away with a 26-7 victory after having spotted the Lions seven points early in the contest.
Following the opening kickoff, FC scored on a 39 run for an early lead after only a few plays having transpired in the game.
Commerce got on the scoreboard a few possessions later, when the Lion punt snap from the FC ten sailed over the punters head and out of the end zone giving the Tigers safety which cut the FC advantage to 7-2.
On the Tigers’ next possession, halfback Cole Chancey capped a 65-yard drive with a seven-yard scoring run on the first play of the second period to give Commerce a 9-7 lead.
Additionally, Andres Salgado kicked a 22-yard field goal just before intermission to make the halftime score 12-7.
The Tigers later scored on their first drive of the second half.
The 65-yard march was climaxed, when fullback Knox Allen scored on a plunge into the FC line from three yards out.
The Commerce second teamers finished off the night’s scoring, when quarterback Blaine Blalock bolted into the end zone on a 22-yard scamper.
Salgado successfully added all three PAT’s during the game for a final Tiger score of 26-7.
Trevonta Williford led the team in tackles with six.
The Tigers travel to Banks County in two weeks to open their 2015 high school football season in Homer, Ga. on August 28.