Ware Takes Top Ranked Tift to the Wire

Ware Takes Top Ranked Tift to the Wire

The Ware County Gators took top ranked Tift County down to the wire Friday but lost a heartbreaker 42-38. The Gators played incredible defense holding he Blue Devils to just 14 points in the first half. Ware took a 9-7 first quarter lead and extended it to 26-14 in the first half and led 30-27 at the end of the third. Tied with 40 seconds left in the fourth, the Blue Devils turned two turnovers into points to hold off the Gators.

Zac Swinson nailed 4 three pointers to lead Ware with 12 points, followed by Byron McKelvin with 8, Cam Brown with 6, Ja'mon Holmes and Jaylin Melvin with 4 points, and Dominick Williams and Jolyn James with 2 points each. The Gators will travel to Pierce County tomorrow at 7:30.

JV Results: Tift 54  Ware  26

Rhaquez Jenkins led Ware with 8 points followed by Noah Hooks with 6, Jacuan Taylor, Jahmon Taylor, Josiah Davis, London McKelvin and Adam Glass with 2 points each and Cartevious Norton and JJ Goodman with 1 point each.


9th Grade Results:

Ware defeated Glynn Academy 38-30. Brandon Washington led Ware with 13 points followed by Mikell Moody with 11, Dezandre' Johnson 9 and Davis Hereford with 5 points. The 9th grade team will travel to take on Wayne County at 4:30.