Ware County advances to championship

Published On: Dec 07 2012 10:29:17 PM EST
Updated On: Dec 08 2012 03:28:29 PM EST

Ware County beat Northside Warner Robins 24-17 in overtime to advance to the AAAAA championship game against Gainesville next Friday at 8:30 p.m.

WAYCROSS, Ga. -

Ware County beat Northside Warner Robins 24-17 in overtime in the AAAAA state semifinals in Georgia.

The Gators advance to play Gainesville for the state championship next Friday night in the Georgia Dome. Kickoff is set for 8:30.

Xavier Tobler led the offensive attack with three touchdowns including the game winner in overtime.

Northside scored 10 points in the last 20 seconds to force the extra period.

Ware County got the ball first and Tobler scored on 3rd and goal to give the Gators the lead. The defense held and the Gators stormed the field.

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