Leopards Fall to Tigers
Commerce won its third game in a row for 2012 in defeating the Banks County Leopards (28-14) in Commerce last Friday night before a packed Ray Lamb Stadium.
Commerce got on the board in the first quarter when halfback Terrick Ramsey burst for an 80-yard touchdown run. Nahum Mendoza then was successful on his first of four PAT kicks on the night for a seven point Tiger lead.
BC scored in the second quarter on a run and the score at the half was tied at seven.
A Jamir Walton interception in Leopard territory at the BC 42 set up the next Tiger score in the third quarter.
The resulting Tiger drive was capped off when QB Drew Whitfield scampered in from 13 yards out on a naked bootleg run around right end.
Early in the fourth stanza, BC tied the game at fourteen on a halfback run of fourteen yards.
Three plays following the ensuing kickoff, halfback Quay Little scored on a 13-yard run around right end to give the Tigers a (21-14) lead.
Commerce lineman Brevin Knox recovered the fumbled ensuing kickoff at the Leopard fourteen, and four plays later Whitfield skirted right tackle and scored on a 4-yard run, as he dove into the end zone to give the Tigers a fourteen point lead.
A brilliant interception by defensive back Baron Mather following a tip by Jamir Walton iced the game for Commerce deep in Tiger territory. The Tigers then walked away with a (28-14) victory to make the Commerce-BC Series now stand at (25-2-0) for Commerce.