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Gators stifle the Tigers run game
Ware Countys Raekwon Chatham manages to move forward as three Tiger defenders attempt to bring him down in last weeks game. The Gators won 33-0 at home. - photo by Bo Carter

It definitely wasn’t the passing game that helped Ware County beat Bradwell Institute, 33-0, last Friday in Waycross.

Neither the Gators nor the Tigers generated much yards through the air. In fact, Gators quarterback Xavier Hollmon only went 1 for 7 for 15 yards and one interception. Bradwell’s Duane Johnson finally placed the Tigers’ passing game in the books, going 1 for 3 for 16 yards and one interception.

But the Gators out-ran the Tigers, producing 300 rushing yards to the Tigers’ 59, and the Gators converted five of their 36 carries into touchdowns. Gator Jarvis Belcher was responsible for three of those touchdowns and finished with 166 rushing yards on 11 carries.

The Tigers had a chance to avoid a shutout. BI’s Luther Echols ran his way down to the 2-yard line, but a holding call negated the play. It’s those kind of little mistakes that first-year head coach Greg Hill keeps telling his players they can’t afford to make.

Sophomore Terrius Crimiel led the Tigers in tackles with 10, including one for loss. Linebacker Isiah Barnes had seven total tackles in the game, including one for loss.

Bradwell, 0-4 overall and 0-2 in Region 3-AAAAA, hosts Glynn Academy at 7:30 p.m. Friday for its homecoming game.

The Red Terrors come into the contest with an overall 3-2 mark and 2-1 region record. Leading the Red Terrors offense is senior quarterback Zach Lamber, who is 49 for 100 for 588 passing yards and four touchdowns.

Before the game Friday, Doranne Jackson, widow of coach Hokey Jackson, will present the 1965 state-championship game ball to BI Principal Scott Carrier at midfield. The event will take place just before the start of the game.

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