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Big fourth quarter boosts Commerce over East Jackson, 19-7

POSTED: September 6, 2013 11:32 p.m.

Commerce scored 19 points in the fourth quarter to rally past East Jackson 19-7 on Friday in Commerce.

Drew Whitfield scored Commerce’s first two touchdowns, each on 3-yard runs, and with 2:54 left to play, Caleb Brooks sealed the win with a 44-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Whitfield finished as the team’s leading rusher with 82 yards on 19 carries. Chance McClure added 53 yards on 11 carries and had 10 tackles.

The Tigers (1-1) finished with 211 yards of offense to East Jackson’s 107. Commerce also had 14 first downs in the game, while the Eagles had seven.

Commerce visits Banks County next Friday in Homer.

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