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Cats’ Adams out for season

Senior All-State and All-Region 1-AAAA punter and place kicker Keenan Adams, who suffered a leg injury during Friday night’s 14-0 loss to the Cairo High School Syrupmakers at Centennial Field, will be out for the season, Bearcats head coach Ed Pilcher reported Wednesday.

“Keenan chipped a bone that is attached to his ACL ligament,” Pilcher said Wednesday morning.

Adams’ injury happened in the second quarter of the Bainbridge-Cairo game. During a punt attempt, a Cairo player ran into Adams’ leg, knocking him to the ground. The penalty meant BHS got a first down, but Adams was carted off the field.

Punting duties will be handled by junior quarterback Steven Bench or sophomore Paul Soden and place kicking duties will be handled by freshman Daniel Provence.

Adams, who has verbally committed to Colorado State University to play football, is expected to recover in plenty of time to continue his career next fall, Pilcher said.

Last season Adams, son of Roy and Maggie Adams, was selected first-team All-Region 1AAAA kicker and punter by the Region coaches and first team All-State punter by the Georgia Sportswriters and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

He was also named All-Area place kicker and punter by the Albany Herald. He had a season-long field goal of 52 yards and connected on three of four from 45 yards or further. He had a 39.8 yard average as a punter.