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Commerce slips past Rabun County, 18-17

POSTED: September 21, 2012 6:01 p.m.

Commerce rallied to defeat Rabun County 18-17 Friday night in Commerce.

The Tigers trailed 17-6 going into the fourth quarter but were able to mount a comeback on the backs of Jamal Browner and Drew Whitfield in the win.

Commerce (4-0) had the ball at the beginning of the fourth quarter and ran 16 plays for 85 yards leading to Browner taking the ball in from 9 yards for a touchdown to start the rally. On the following play, Whitfield recovered the onside kick at the 43-yard line, and with 19 seconds left, Whitfield scored from the 4 to secure the win for Commerce.

Whitfield had 22 carries for 98 yards and a touchdown on the night, and Terrick Ramsey ran 16 times for 113 yards and a touchdown.

Chase Ledbetter led the defense with eight tackles on the night.

Commerce travels to George Walton Academy next Friday in Monroe.

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