DACULA — The Commerce Tigers ran their regular season win streak to seven games Friday by shutting out Hebron Christian 35-0.
Commerce (3-0) rushed 35 times for 232 yards and three touchdowns. But it was the defense that stole the show, allowing just 122 of total offense for the Lions and recovered a fumble.
Fullback Will Thomas led the Tigers in rushing with 79 yards on 13 carries. Quarterback Caleb Brooks finished his night with 44 yards on eight carries. Brooks found the end zone on runs of 1 and 39 yards and launched a 59-yard touchdown pass to J’varius Wood.
Cole Chancey carried the ball eight times for 72 yards and completed all three of his pass attempts for 35 yards and a touchdown.
The Tigers nearly tripled the Lions in total yards of offense, accounting for 340 to the Lions’ 122.
However, 11 of the Tigers’ carries went for zero yards or fewer which left Coach Michael Brown upset.
“I didn’t do a very good job tonight of calling plays and put our kids in a bunch of bad positions and that’s my fault, “Brown said. “We did bust some good plays, but it was a struggle. We should have played a lot better and I will take the blame for that.”