GAME OF THE WEEK: Bainbridge takes down Ware County for first time since 2001

The Bearcats defeated the Gators 35-21
The Bearcats defeated the Gators 35-21
Published: Sep. 22, 2023 at 10:10 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 22, 2023 at 10:23 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Bainbridge senior, Antavious Murphy, showed out against Ware County, the number one team in 5A, scoring four touchdowns in the Bearcats 35-21 win on Friday night at Centennial Field.

It’s the first time Bainbridge has defeated Ware County in more than 20 years. Their last victory over the Gators was in 2001.

The Bearcats began the game with a long drive that was capped off by a Murphy rushing touchdown to get Bainbridge on the board first.

Ware County answered back quickly though with a 60 plus are catch from junior quarterback Luke Hooks to Jamario Rice who grabs the ball after it bounces off of a Bearcat, Luke Griffins, deflection that led to a quick Gators score.

Bearcats would drive down the field again, quarterback Cam Sanders hits Murphy in the back of the endzone for another Bainbridge touchdown.

Ware County would get shut down by the Bearcats defense which would bring Sanders and company back out.

Before the half expires Sanders connects with Murphy for the third touchdown of the night to take a two touchdown lead.

Bainbridge would stay gritty and would hold off Ware County to get their first win under head coach Jeff Littleton and their first program victory in 22 years.

This game is being highlighted as the WCTV Game of the Week.

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