Tuesday October 13th, 2015 7:58AM

Commerce overcomes fumbles to fend off Banks County

By staff
COMMERCE -- Commerce needed some late heroics, but the Tigers did just enough to fend off Banks County 28-21 on Friday in Commerce.<br /> <br /> The Tigers put up 231 yards rushing, including 110 yards and two touchdowns from Cole Chancey, but four fumbles nearly proved the Tigers (1-0) undoing.<br /> <br /> Thanks to J'varius Wood, Commerce held on to their advantage, as the junior defensive back snagged an interception in the Tigers end zone to deny Banks County (0-1) in the dying seconds of the game.<br /> <br /> It was Commerce's second big interception of the contest -- Jesse Underhile opened the scoring for the Tigers when he picked off a Banks County pass and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. Chancey added a nine-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.<br /> <br /> Yet the Leopards fought back and knotted the score at the half thanks to short scoring runs from Travae Cain.<br /> <br /> The Tigers pulled back in front on a Brad Mayberry touchdown run -- only to watch Cain score again to make it 21-21. Chancey's 14-yard in the fourth quarter looked set to seal the game, but Commerce fumbled the ball away deep inside its own territory before Wood deflated Banks County's comeback hopes.<br /> <br /> Banks County finished with 224 total yards, 120 of that on the ground. Cain rolled up 71 yards on nine carries.<br /> <br /> The Leopards will look to bounce back at Johnson next week.<br /> <br /> Commerce will play host to Hebron Christian next Friday.
© Copyright 2015
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
2014 Top 10: Looking back at the top sports stories of the year
It was another year for the record books in 2014, mostly for the right reasons -- state championships, new challenges and new stars taking their turn to shine. But there were also plenty of big stories that reminded us that sports -- like life -- isn
11:55PM ( 9 months ago )
NASCAR K&N Pro Series schedules set for 2015
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - NASCAR announced recently the 2015 schedules for its top developmental regional touring series, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
2:00PM ( 9 months ago )
Lanierland boys final: Johnson makes history with win over Red Elephants <b> (VIDEO) </b>
Ever the aggressor on the court, Johnson
8:55AM ( 9 months ago )
Lanierland boys semifinals: Unbeatens Johnson, Red Elephants roll into finals
Both Gainesville and Johnson powered their way into the Lanierland Tournament finals on Monday. The two undefeated teams will meet Tuesday for the title at 8:30 p.m. at Chestatee.
10:01AM ( 9 months ago )
Lanierland girls semifinals: GHS, Lady Falcons advance to finals <b> (VIDEO) </b>
Flowery Branch and Gainesville each took impressive wins Monday to advance to the Lanierland Tournament finals...
10:00AM ( 9 months ago )
Girls basketball: Lady Tigers advance to Pickens Holiday finals
The Dawson County girls basketball advanced to the finals of the Pickens Holiday Classic after an 81-54 win over Riverwood Monday.
11:48PM ( 9 months ago )
High School Sports
FCA East-West contest gives one more shot for area stars to shine <b>(VIDEO)</b>
Talk to the coaches, players and fans lucky enough to take part on Friday, and it
12:13PM ( 9 months ago )
High School Football 2014: A special season brings with it many firsts
The FCA East-West All-Star Game wraps up the 2014 campaign tonight in Gainesville. And oh what a season it has been...
9:30PM ( 9 months ago )
Four area teams finish season ranked inside top 10
Four area teams ended the 2014 season ranked inside the top 10 of the Georgia Sports Writers Association Prep Football Poll.
10:55AM ( 9 months ago )
Friday Game Night
(VIDEO) Player of the Week: Watson's climb leading Dawson back to top
Coey Watson is developing into one of the top quarterbacks in the area -- and the rest of Region 7-AAA is finding out firsthand.
4:49PM ( 8 hours from now )
Roddy White says cheers from Falcons fans 'meant a lot'
Roddy White felt the need to question his role in the Falcons' offense last week...
9:57AM ( 1 hour from now )
Johnson blaming himself, players for Georgia Tech's slide
It's gotten so bad for Georgia Tech that coach Paul Johnson can no longer count on his beloved spread option offense to run basic plays.
9:41AM ( 1 hour from now )
Person close to situation: Spurrier retiring from South Carolina, effective immediately
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has told his players that he is retiring, effective immediately.The 70-year-old coach informed players of his decision Monday night, said a pe...
12:05AM ( 7 hours ago )
Region 8-AAAA softball: Lady Wolves take title in thriller over North Hall
Buford won the Region 8-AAAA girls softball title in thrilling fashion Monday.
By AccessWDUN staff
11:50PM ( 8 hours ago )