Commerce’s gridiron Tigers tackled spring football practice this week and last, as the team worked on drills and started conditioning for the hard Friday nights coming up in just under 15 weeks.
Commerce is coming off a 5-5 regular season that saw four region wins and the Tigers finishing as third in 8-A. Commerce was eliminated in the opening round of the Class A playoffs by Wilkinson County, 21-7.
The Tigers will wrap up practice this week and then await the return to the field in August in preparation for the highly anticipated season opener against Jefferson.
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Commerce’s baseball Tigers might have an unusual edge in first round of the playoffs.
The doubleheader playoff games set for Friday against Eagles Landing Christian might prove to be easier than expected. Reports on Tuesday suggested that Eagles Landing might have to forfeit the playoff games after a confirmed case of the H1N1 virus (swine flu) led officials to shut the school down.
While Eagles Landing officials and GHSA work to determine if the games can be played, Commerce is still preparing to host the doubleheader. The first game is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. with the second to follow at 7:00 p.m. If a third game is needed, it will be played Saturday. [Full Story »]
The Commerce Tigers are gearing up for this weekend’s region track meet in Watkinsville.
Athens Academy is hosting the Region 8-A meet that begins Saturday.
Last Saturday the Tigers were at the third annual Gary Matthews Invitational at Oglethorpe. Commerce took third place with 72 points behind first place Oglethorpe (120) and second place East Jackson (119).
Placing for the Tigers in the meet were Jovan Womack and Damian Wood. Womack (11.03 and 22.62) took first and Wood (11.22 and 22.85) took second in the 100m and 200m dash.
Zach Scannell placed third in the 300m hurdles.
Torrance Wilcher took second in both the long jump and the triple jump.
In the 4x100m relay the Commerce A team won the event with a final time of 44.84, the B team placed sixth in the same event. The A team in the 4x400m relay tied with East Jackson’s B team for fourth place at 3:50.00.
With the boys’ region meet looming on the horizon this week and the girls’ region set for the following week, the East Jackson Eagles track and field teams continue to prepare for what they hope will be a good showing.
East Jackson’s boys took top honors over Jackson County and Franklin County in a meet at Jackson County on Thursday. The Eagles scored 67 points to Jackson County’s 55 and Franklin’s 39.
The girls, meanwhile, found themselves trailing at the Jackson County meet, scoring 44 points to winner Franklin’s 55 and Jackson County’s 50.
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