Jefferson’s Zach Allen blocked Josh Swistak’s 37-yard field goal attempt as time expired Friday to preserve a 17-14 Dragon victory and give Jefferson its fourth straight win over Commerce.
Commerce lost despite rushing for 271 yards.
Most of that came via a stellar night from quarterback Cody Streetman, who ran wild with 185 yards on 32 carries and two touchdowns.
The junior ripped off runs of 28 and 30 yards in the fourth quarter to set up his one-yard score with 5:24 left in the game to cut the Dragon lead to 17-12. Streetman then tacked on the two-point conversion to bring the Tigers within a field goal.
On the final possession of the game, Commerce drove from its own four to the Jefferson 20, but the rally ended when Allen got a hand on Swistak’s potential-game tying kick.
Drequn Sewell and Bryant Shirreffs both scored touchdowns for the Dragons, while Asher Orr kicked a 27-yard field goal for Jefferson, which extended its regular-season winning streak to 21 games.
For more complete coverage, see the Sept. 1 edition of The Commerce News.