TAB 2022 Sports Play by Play: Kevin Jefferies & Brian Ball
Commerce notched its first win of the 2022 football season over the previously undefeated Howe Bulldogs, 59-42 on Friday, September 9th, 2022. This clip covers the flurry of early scoring.
Howe’s standout quarterback Austin Haley gave the Bulldogs the early lead as he saw the Tigers jump offside and launched a pass to the end zone on the free play to favorite target Cooper Jones, who leaped over three Commerce defenders to nab a 30-yard touchdown on Howe’s first drive. Haley connected with Jones twice more on free plays as he drew Commerce offside throughout the evening.
But Commerce answered immediately as Kendrick Greer began his impressive night returning an onside kick 60 yards to paydirt, tying the game at 7 after the extra point.
Carlos Aubrey then intercepted a Bulldog pass on Howe’s ensuing possession, going 56 yards for the score to take a 14-7 lead for Commerce.
Commerce’s standout athlete Da’Shawn Jackson then made his presence known by forcing a Howe fumble and catching a 46-yard scoring pass from Michael Orso to give Commerce a 21-7 lead just three minutes into the game.