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Mon October 24, 2005
Tigers, Lions each notch another win
By Kevin Jefferies
COMMERCE HIGH SCHOOL TIGERS
The Commerce Tigers defeated the Winnsboro Red Raiders Friday 14-10. The third district match for the Tigers was on the road against a Winnsboro squad determined to stay alive in the playoff hunt in District 11-3A. But a late fumble on an option pitch gave the Tigers great field position, a go-ahead touchdown on a 10-yard run by Travis Burnett, and the lead.
The win puts the Tigers at 2-1 in district and 5-3 overall. A 36-13 win by Emory-Rains over Mount Vernon the same night all but guarantees Commerce a playoff game. The Tigers face the winless Quinlan-Ford Panthers at home this week.
And the A&M-Commerce Lions came up huge in front of the Homecoming crowd Saturday, downing Northeastern State 31-10. A 91 yard touchdown run early in the second quarter by Roger Daley put the Lions up, and they never looked back. The run by Daley is the longest in school history. Daley finished with 120 yards on the day, but was outdone by Cliff Edwards who finished with 166 yards on the day and scoring runs of 35 yards and 63 yards.
A big homecoming win for the Lions, who go to 4-4 on the season and 3-1 in the Lone Star Conference North. A&M-Commerce faces a big test next week as the high-scoring West Texas A&M Buffaloes come to town for a 2pm match-up. West Texas A&M suffered their first loss of the season to Angelo State Saturday, 58-53.