Ware set to help out with Baldwin football program

BALDWIN — Andon Ware had a successful football, basketball and track career at Baldwin, and is now playing football at Notre Dame in Ohio.

The former Panther plans on lending some of his expertise, based on his past experience with current Baldwin players.

Ware has been contacted by Baldwin athletic director Shawn Williams about being involved with the football summer program.

This week, Ware has been in Baldwin and is anticipating getting together with coach Doug Bolles.

“Right now, I work out at PT Plus in Big Rapids where I have a trainer,” Ware said. “Playing defense, I want to give (Baldwin players) the basics. I learned a lot from my position (at cornerback). A lot of kids at high school don’t know that there is a difference.

“I was working with Brandon Beane, a wide receiver (at Baldwin) a couple weekends ago. I was telling him that he had to get off the ball and things like that when he has a corner covering him. I was covering stuff like that. A lot of it is mental. I try to go over it on what it takes and how hard you have to work.”

Ware is getting ready for his sophomore season at Notre Dame later this fall.

Ware was in the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association all-star game last season. As a senior, he was offensive and defensive MVP. and earned all-conference honors as a running back, defensive player and special teams player.

He totaled 100 points offensively including 13 rushing touchdowns, two receiving touchdowns and five PATs. He had 1,074 rushing yards on 90 carries for an average of 11.9 yards a carry. Defensively he collected 44 solo tackles and 30 assists.

Ware had four interceptions for touchdowns as a senior. He was all-state in the track 100-meter dash.