The Commerce Tigers hosted the Princeton Panthers Friday night at Commerce's Memorial Stadium, but only one team had a big showing on the field.
Princeton's scoring started late in the opening quarter, with a 41 drive resulting in a touchdown, but the point after was no good. 0-6 at the end of the 1st quarter. In the second quarter, The Panthers intercepted a pass by Commerce, and returned it 32 yards for another touchdown, plus the extra point, making the score 0-13 with 11 minutes left in the first half. Later in the second quarter, The Panthers scored on a 7-play drive, and added another 7 points to their lead: 0 to 20 with 4:45 left in the first half. The Panthers proceeded to put more points up after a lengthy, 97 yard drive which culminated in another TD and extra point: Commerce-0 Princeton-27 at halftime.
Commerce was unable to mount any sort of a comeback after the break, failing to stop Princeton on 2 additional touchdowns, one with a two-point conversion tacked on. At the final seconds ticked down, the Commerce Tigers found themselves on the losing end of a blowout to Princeton.
Final score: Commerce- 0 Princeton- 42.
The Tigers' will travel to face Pleasant Grove on September 20th. Hear the game live on KETR and ketr.org, with The Big Friday Night Scoreboard Program starting at 6, kickoff at 7:30.