Bouie, Lewis first BHS rushers to both have more than 1,000 yards

Published 2:29 pm Monday, December 31, 2012

Bainbridge High School Bearcats senior running backs Terry Lewis and Damian Bouie both rushed for more than 1,000 yards in 2012, marking the first time that milestone had occurred in school history.

Lewis’s season rushing total of 1,119 yards was the eighth best in Bearcats history. Bouie’s 1,006 rushing yards and Lewis’s total marked the 12th and 13th recorded time a Bearcats back has eclipsed 1,000 yards.

Lewis and Bouie each played in 31 varsity games and scored 27 touchdowns. Lewis scored 25 by rushing, one receiving and one on a return of a blocked punt, and Bouie scored all 27 by rushing.

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Lewis became only the second running back in Bearcats history to record two 1,000-yard rushing seasons. Jonathan Butler did it in 1993 and 1994.

Bouie recorded the second-highest total rushing yards in a game, with 259 yards against Lee County. Lewis recorded the fourth-highest total rushing yards in a game, with 254 yards against Northside-Columbus. He also holds the third-place record, with 258 rushing yards against Westover in 2011.

Junior place kicker Daniel Provence broke Keenan Adams’ career records in extra points made and attempted. Provence’s totals are currently 90 of 98, for a 92-percent accuracy. Adams was 82 of 91 for a 90-percent accuracy. Provence also kicked 37 extra points this season — the second most in Bearcats history. Mark Willis, who kicked 43 extra points for coach Ralph Jones’s 1982 Bearcats State Class AAA championship team, is first.

Provence’s 39 extra point attempts tied Adams, who had 39 in 2007, for second. Willis is first, with 49 attempts in 1982.