HOWE — The Commerce Tigers pitched a shutout game against the Howe Bulldogs Friday night, with a final score of 46-0.
Junior receiver Bran Kelley helped propel the Tigers with three touchdowns in the first half. He scored on catches of 49 yards and 33 yards and also on a 53-yard scoring run.
Senior Buck Wilson notched a 23-yard touchdown reception as well and senior running back Kalyn Smith added a 4-yard touchdown run to make the halftime score 33-0 Commerce.
Commerce scored twice more in the second half on Howe mistakes, with a 1-yard run from junior quarterback Sam Wells and a 36-yard catch by sophomore receiver D’Lance Sharp.
Wells ended the game 13-of-20 passing for 221 yards and four touchdowns.
Honey Grove 56,
HONEY GROVE — After a 70-yard touchdown pass in the first minute, Honey Grove went on to outscore the Celeste Blue Devils 56-7 on Friday night.
After each team had a series end in a punt, the Blue Devils then started at their own 20 and drove to the Honey Grove 19, but failed to convert on a fourth down.
Warrior Demontrae Finney then ran 58 yards to score and made the two-point conversion.
On the ensuing kickoff, Celeste’s Tim Herman received and ran it to the Honey Grove 45, where he fumbled but teammate Bryce Keifer picked up the ball and ran it in to score. Blake Garcia’s kick made it 14-7 in the first period.
The rest of the game was dominated by the 7-0-1 Warriors, who led 35-7 at the half.
Blue Devil Running back Traylon Phillips was injured and came out of the game in the second half with a knee injury; his status unknown.
Celeste, 3-6, has a bye next week and then plays James Bowie, which lost to Wolfe City Friday night 17-14.