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Prep football: Jefferson 42, Commerce 7
Dragons finally top rival Tigers
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Rick Aiken, president of the Humane Society of Hall County, explains why so many animals have to be euthanized.
The Jefferson High football team ended a 12-game losing skid to arch rival Commerce with a 42-7 win Friday night at Jefferson Memorial Stadium.

With the win, the Dragons (7-2, 3-0 Region 8-A) will visit Athens Academy at 7:30 p.m. Friday to decide the Region 8-A championship.

"This was obviously a huge win for us tonight," Jefferson quarterbacks coach Jason Connor said. "But the big game comes (Friday) against Athens Academy."

Jefferson scored 42 unanswered points following an early Tigers (6-4, 2-2) touchdown. The Dragons finished with 415 yards of total offense.

Jefferson quarterback Josh Bohannan finished the game 15 of 16 for 253 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Dragon receiver John Sharpton hauled in a team-high seven passes for 93 yards and a touchdown. Will Meek added three catches for 73 yards and a 40-yard touchdown reception.

Jefferson tailback Tyler Hill rushed for 108 yards on 28 carries and a 1-yard touchdown run. Tab Martin led the Dragon defense with two interceptions and two fumble recoveries. Martin now has five interceptions on the season, including three in the last two weeks.

Commerce plays the No. 2 seed from Region 6-A on Nov. 16 in the first round of the playoffs.

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