The Commerce Tigers held their homecoming game against Towns County last Friday night and came out victorious by a lopsided score of 58-0.
The Tigers scored three times in the initial period on two early touchdown runs of 43 and 52 yards by halfback Grant Mayberry who skirted left end to score on both plays behind great blocking by the Commerce offensive line.
Defensive back J’varius Wood also added a score in the period, when he stole the ball away from a Towns County runner at the Commerce 40 yard line and returned the theft on a 60-yard touchdown jaunt down the right sideline in front of the Commerce bench all the way to pay dirt for a Commerce lead of 21-0 at the end of the period.
In the second stanza, the Tigers chalked up 24 more points.
Special teams play was the norm on this night, as defensive back Cole Chancey, later in the game, picked up a fumble deep in Indian territory and scampered into the end zone to score from 17 yards out for the first tally of the period.
Andres Salgado later added a 30-yard field goal to up the Tiger advantage to 31-0.
The final two scores before intermission came on a 63-yard punt return by Trevonta Williford with Will Thomas throwing a key block on the play.
The Tigers closed out their first half scoring with a 73-yard run from scrimmage by halfback K. J. Jones with J. Wood making another key block on this long effort. The halftime lead for Commerce was 45-0.
The Tigers added two touchdowns in the second half, as fullback Knox Allen scored on a one-yard run and quarterback Braxton Legg added a final score on a 3-yard run.
Defensive lineman Derek Benoit led Tiger defenders with eight tackles in the game.
The Tigers now travel to Monroe, Ga. on Friday to take on a very good George Walton Academy team.