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Commerce tops Athens Academy in thriller, 27-20
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Commerce used late heroics to pull out a 27-20 victory over Athens Academy on Friday at Ray Lamb Stadium.

Nursing a narrow 21-20 lead in the fourth quarter, Commerce defensive back K.J. Jones intercepted a pass in the red zone and returned it 90 yards for touchdown to pad the lead to 27-20.

Athens Academy threatened again in the closing seconds of the game, but Commerce made a stop at its own 1-yard line on fourth-and-goal at the 2 as time expired.

Cole Chancey led the way for the Tigers with 126 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. Caleb Brooks added a passing and rushing touchdown for Commerce, which finished with 184 yards of total offense.

Commerce travels to Athens Christian next Friday.

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