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Bearcats beat Lee County, 26-7

A touchdown run by Rohan Gaines coupled with a touchdown catch by James Hudson and a record-setting night for kicker Keenan Adams powered the Bainbridge High School Bearcats football team to a 26-7 win against the Lee County Trojans in Leesburg Friday night.

Keenan Adams gave the Bearcats a 3-0 lead when he kicked a 36-yard-line with 7:46 left in the first quarter. With the kick, Adams became the highest scoring kicker in BHS history, according to statistician Chip Ariail. He came into the game one point behind former kicker Steven McRae.

A 95-yard punt return by Shawn Samuels for a touchdown with 3:49 left in the first quarter was called back due to a illegal block penalty against the Bearcats.

Quarterback Rohan Gaines ran 11 yards for a touchdown with 56 seconds left in the first half to culminate a 10-play, 51-yard drive. Adams kicked the extra point to make it 10-0. Key plays in the drive included several runs by Thomas Smiley, including two rushes for eight yards and a six-yard run from the 17 to the 11.

A 46-yard Adams kick with 2.2 seconds left in the half gave the Bearcats a 13-0 halftime lead. The kick was set up a 39-yard pass from Gaines to Samuels from the Bearcats’ 32 to the Trojans’ 29.

Wide receiver James Hudson caught a 60-yard pass from Gaines with 9:28 left in the third quarter. Adams’ extra point gave the Bearcats a 17-0 lead.

Trojans’ quarterback Justin Walker threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Danny McCray with 8:24 left in the third quarter. Michael Bacon kicked the extra point to cut the Bearcats’ lead to 20-7. The touchdown was setup by a 44-yard pass from Walker to James Terrell from the Trojans’ 38 to BHS 18.

Defensive back Jonathan Warren intercepted a Trojans pass and ran 80 yards for a touchdown with 16.5 seconds left in the game. Adams’ extra point attempt was blocked, leaving the final score 26-7 in the Bearcats’ favor.

With the win, the Bearcats improve their overall record to 3-0 and posted their first Region 1-AAAA win of the season. Next week, Bearcats will face the Harris County Tigers at Centennial Field at 7:30 in another region matchup.

Other region final scores:

Harris County 34, Jones County 27