Gators Thump Burke with Big Plays

Gators Thump Burke with Big Plays

 

Junior running back Dream Gainer had a breakout game against the Burke County Bears as he accounted for 164 yards. Gainer caught a 75 yard TD pass from Sophomore QB Thomas Castellano on the first offensive play of the game for the Gators and then followed that up with a 94 yard kickoff return for a touchdown with 41 seconds to go in the first half that sealed the fate of the  Bears. The Bears scored first on the night when Burke QB Juan Ya'Dove hit Tripp Cibak with a 13 yard TD pass. The point after made the score 7-0 but that would not last long. 

Ware took the ensuing kickoff and promptly answered the bell as Castellanos found Dream Gainer open on a post route against man coverage for the Touchdown. Following a  good drive by Burke that the Ware defense would stop on downs, Ware put together it's best offensive drive of the game going 57 yards on 10 plays that ended with a 1 yard TD run by Ladedric Castellanos and a Henry Bates extra point that put the Gators up 13-7. Burke would again move the ball down the field, but the bend but don't break defense held the Bears to a field goal with about 50 seconds left before the half. Gainer took all momentum for the Gators into the locker room just before the half as he took the ensuing kick off on his own 6 yard line and raced 94 yards for the touchdown. Bates kick was true and the Gators led 20-10 at the half.

The Gator Defense tossed a shut out in the second half while the offense was able to move the chains and keep the Burke defense on their heals. The Gators added a Henry Bates 34 yard field goal in the fourth quarter to even the Gators record at 1-1 on the season. The Gators victory handed Head Coach Jason Strickland his 100th victory of his career. Ironically, the victory came against the Bears and wife Michelle's Alma Mata, Burke County.

Next Week: Week 3 - Ware County vs. Coffee High in Douglas, Ga. Kick off is set for 7:30. Advance tickets will be available at the high school once we know more information regarding the impact of the approaching hurricane.

Note: All pictures are provided by former Ware County Gator Bo Carter. Click HERE to see more pictures that are available.

 

 

The future looks bright in the Swamp.... 

 

 

 

Ware Embraces Childhood Cancer Awareness during the  ballgame. Friday night's program was sponsored by Mattie's Mission and Campground Ministries, two local organization that know all too well about childhood cancer and who are determined to support and raise awareness for the cause.

Click HERE for information on Mattie's Mission. Click HERE for information on Campground Ministries.

 

 

Dream Gainer hauls in 75 yard TD reception from Thomas Castellanos on first play of game...

 

 

Makal Cason picks off Burke County pass....

 

Coach Strickland celebrates 100th career win with victory over the Bears...

 

 

 

 

 

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