COMMERCE — Senior quarterback Wil Amos scored on runs of 2, 64 and 56 yards to lead the Afton Eagles to a 36-14 victory Friday night over the Commerce Tigers before a large crowd at Tiger Field.
With the loss, the Tigers are 1-2 on the season and travel to Henryetta at 7 p.m. next Friday.
Afton (2-0) travels to Ketchum for a 7 p.m. game on Friday.
Much like he did last week in the 58-26 drubbing of Colcord when he rushed for three touchdowns and threw for two more, Amos aided the Eagles in building a 22-0 lead in the first quarter.
The Eagles covered 46 yards in five plays after two 5-yard penalties by Commerce on the opening kickoff.
Senior wide out Briar Julian concluded the drive with a 19-yard TD run off left tackle. The two-point conversion run failed with 9:57 left in the first quarter.
After Commerce quarterback Hayden Moss lost a fumble on the second play from scrimmage, the Eagles offense drove 39 yards in five plays to increase the lead. Afton linebacker Braeden Gaines recovered the loose ball.
Amos concluded the drive with a 2-yard run straight up the middle with 5:11 showing on the clock. Brett Fuser snared the two-point conversion pass to give Afton a 14-0 margin.
Pinned deep in their own territory with time winding down in the first quarter, Amos capped a 79-yard, four-play drive with a nifty 64-yard touchdown run. Julian caught the two-point conversion pass from Amos for a 22-0 Afton lead with 59 until the second quarter.
Five minutes into the second period, the Eagles received a 55-yard TD run from Julian to conclude a 77-yard, four-play drive. Kyle Corley added the two-point conversion run for a 30-0 Afton advantage at the 7:13 mark.
Commerce finally broke the scoreless drought aided by a 40-yard pass play from Hayden Moss to Trevor Browning down to the Afton 1-yard line. On the play, Browning left the game with a shoulder injury.
Junior running back Ryan Dunbar crashed over on the next play to conclude a 60-yard march by the Tigers in six plays. Hayden Moss kicked the extra point to create a 30-7 deficit with 3:07 before intermission.
The Tigers took the second half kickoff and covered 55 yards in seven plays before Dunbar scored on another 1-yard plunge. The PAT by Moss produced a 30-14 deficit for Commerce.
Midway through the fourth quarter, Commerce mounted a 61-yard drive to the Afton 5-yard line.
Moss was tackled for no gain before launching an apparent touchdown pass to wide out Lupe Prado. The ball hit the receiver right in the chest before falling to the ground incomplete.
A 9-yard quarterback sack of Moss ended the threat on a fourth-and-goal call with 5:05 left in the game.
Afton methodically drove 86 yards in 7 plays before Amos broke five would-be tackles en route to a 56-yard touchdown run. The conversion run failed with 42 seconds remaining on the clock.
Unable to sustain any time consuming drives without the services of injured running back Chris Ibarra, the Commerce ground game managed only 40 yards on 34 carries. Freshman running back Lance Hyatt led the Tigers with 50 yards on seven carries.
Hayden Moss, who was sacked nine times for minus-61 yards, completed 12 of 21 passes for 174 yards and two interceptions.
Prado led the Commerce receiving corps with six catches for 52 yards while Browning added three receptions for 60 yards.
Amos carried the ball 30 times for 226 yards to pace Afton’s offense. Julian contributed three carries for 102 yards.
Brett Fuser caught both Afton passes for 15 yards.