The Ware County Gators will host the Statesboro Blue Devils Friday night to open up the Region 2-AAAAA schedule. The Blue Devils opened up the season with a big road win at Greenbriar, 7-3 and then defeated Liberty County at home 23-6. Since opening the season 2-0, the Blue Devils have dropped 5 straight games to fall to 2-5. Oddly, the Blue Devils have improved each week dropping a 1 point game in overtime 21-20 to top ranked Wayne County last week. Statesboro has not had much success against the Gators in the last four meetings with Ware outscoring the Blue Devils 143-31 during that span, however, the game historically is a tough, physical game that usually has big implications in determining the Region standings.
Statesboro has their backs against the wall and is in a must win situation whereas the Gators are coming off an open week after falling to Lowndes High two weeks ago. The Gators find themselves in control of their own fate. Four straight wins would clinch the Region title for the Gators and secure home field advantage during the playoffs, but four straight wins can't happen without taking care of business on Friday.
Since school is out for fall break, advance discounted tickets for Friday night's home game vs. Statesboro can be purchased at First Southern Bank and J. Green & Company Jewelers for just $7. Advance tickets can also be purchased online by clicking HERE $7 as well. All tickets at the gate and online Friday are $9.
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