Tigers advance to take on Marion County on Nov. 27
The Commerce High School Tigers made the long trip Nov. 20 by charter bus to Folkston in south Georgia to take on the Charlton County High School Indians and likely the drive back home seemed shorter and sweeter after the 31-29 win.
Commerce’s victory came in the first round of the Georgia Class A state playoffs.
Running back Cole Chancey had 143 yards rushing against the Indians, while junior fullback Will Thomas had three touchdowns and 61 yards for Commerce.
The opening drive for the Tigers meant three points, coming on a 24-yard field goal by Andres Salgado. With half-time approaching, Commerce was attempting to put another trey on the board but a high snap provided the opportunity for a seven-point score. It was 10-0 going into the locker room.
However, the momentum of the game changed after halftime with Charlton County’s Andrew Lee scoring on a run of less than 10 yards.