Habersham Central's season came to a screeching halt Friday, just one step away from the school's first appearance in the state semifinals in Waycross.
Thanks to a 30-0 shutout of the Raiders in an almost packed Memorial Stadium, Ware County is moving on to the Georgia Dome instead where it will face Thomas County Central.
Georgia-bound Tavarres King, Habersham Central's standout receiver, broke the single season record for receiving yards and catches in a season, with seven receptions for 48 yards, but the Raiders had negative three yards rushing for the night on 20 attempts.
The Gators took the ball after the first punt of the game and quarterback Dustin Cox commanded a drive that ended in a 31-yard touchdown pass to Victor Daniels. The quarter ended with a Dave Mentor sacking Hatchett for a 6-yard loss.
Habersham Central faked a punt to start the second quarter and was stopped by Eric Adams and Jeremy Boyd to turn the ball over on downs at the Habersham 46. Two plays later, Cole Anderson caught an out pass and scored on a 33-yard touchdown.
Habersham Central then went for it on fourth down, but Derrick Daniels sacked Hatchett for an 8-yard loss. Ware couldn't score and Griffin missed a 41-yard field goal. Ware's defense played five more tough minutes and kept the Raiders scoreless.