The Commerce Tigers' ground game was in full effect Friday night in the 35-19 season-opening win over Class AAAA's West Hall on Friday night. A pair of Caleb Mason touchdown runs gave the Tigers a 14-0 lead after the first quarter.

Dylan Deaton and Nate Ray added to the Tigers' lead in the second quarter, scoring rushing touchdowns of their own.

The halftime score was 28-7.

Dylan Deaton scored the Tigers' final touchdown with four minutes left in the game. West Hall scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns.

The Tigers (1-0) travel to Athens Christian next Friday.

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