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Sunnyvale drops second straight with loss to Commerce
The celebrations and good times that Sunnyvale enjoyed during its five-game winning streak to start the season are starting to seem like a distant memory.
The Raiders dropped their second consecutive game on Friday with a 28-10 loss to Commerce that dropped them to 1-2 in 6-2A play.
It was not hard to see what was Sunnyvaleís Achillesí heel, as the Raiders turned the ball over seven times in the loss.
Commerce took advantage of the mistakes to build an early lead that proved too big a hole for Sunnyvale to climb out of.
The Tigers jumped ahead on a 24-yard touchdown pass from Sam Wells to DíLance Sharp and pushed the advantage to 14-0 on a touchdown run from Robert Jackson.
With the Raiders still stumbling offensively, Commerce stretched the lead to 20-0 at halftime after a touchdown pass from Wells to Kalyn Smith.
Sunnyvale finally started to get going in the third quarter, but had to settle for a 25-yard field goal from Casey Crenshaw.
The Tigers widened the gap to 28-3 on a scoring run by Brian Kelley, and while the Raiders showed no quit in getting back to within 28-10 on a touchdown pass from Ryan Cottingame to Josh Quinn, they would get no closer.