The Ware County Gators advanced to the second round of the GHSA State Football Playoffs with a 35-7 victory over Riverdale Friday night in the Swamp. The Gators jumped on top of 21-0 in the first half and added 14 points in the fourth quarter to earn their second round match up with top ranked Warner Robins.
For the second week in a row, the Gators scored on the first play from scrimmage as Jeremiah O'Hara took a tunnel screen pass from Thomas Castellanos (5/12 for 130 yds - 1 TD) to the house. Castellanos scored the first of his three rushing touchdowns (21 rushes for 140 yds - 3 TD) on the next possession. Cree jones scored the only other touchdown for the Gators in the fourth quarter on a 4 yard run. Henry Bates had a great night kicking extra points.
Players of the Week are:
Defense - Michael Mincey
Offense - Jeremiah O'Hara
Special Teams - Akiem Smith
Scout - Cree Jones; Ma'Kal Cason
Most Physical - Logan Braucht
9th Grader - Carter Barnes
Academic - Logan Braucht
The Gators will travel to Warner Robins on Friday take on the Demons at McConnell Talbert Stadium. Kick-off is set for 7:30. Information about Warner Robins can be found by clicking on the links below.
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