(Adair) In a game that was competitive nearly wire-to-wire it was Adair-Casey starting the football 1-0 with a 55-40 win over rival CAM. The Bombers benefited from an 18-0 advantage early on and never trailed in their season opener.
Adair-Casey junior Emmitt Wheatley tightroped the back line of the end zone to haul in a 16 yard TD pass from Traeton Jensen with 7:36 to play in the first quarter to open the scoring. From there Wheatley and Jensen would each add long TD runs to give Adair-Casey the early cushion. CAM’s first score came on a Trace Ticknor to Dylan Amdor 7 yard pass play with 4:45 left in the first half. Adair-Casey appeared to take momentum with a Clayton Plowman 1 yard TD late in the first half, but CAM fired right back less than a minute later when Ticknor again hit Amdor for a TD, this time from 41 yards out to cut Adair-Casey’s lead to 24-14 at halftime.
A CAM Cougar touchdown early in the 2nd half made it a two point game. CAM covered 60 yards on two plays as Trace Ticknor hit Michael Holste on a deep pass and also ran for a long gain before capping it off with short TD run to make the score 24-22 after the successful 2-point conversion. Adair-Casey regained control by scoring on a safety and taken advantage of the short field after the free kick on a drive that was capped by a Jensen 1-yard TD run. Clayton Plowman’s 12 yard touchdown run out of the wildcat formation a short time later put the Bombers up 40-22, but CAM continued on with the rally attempts. Dylan Amdor’s third TD of the game came on a 37 yard run to bring CAM to within 12 heading into the 4th quarter. Early in the 4th, Traeton Jensen added another 1 yard TD run to give Adair-Casey a three score lead, but it was followed by back-to-back CAM touchdowns in less than a four minute span. Ticknor punched in a 5 yard run after a Brady Runyan long kickoff return and Dylan Amdor brought the Cougars within 7 with a 59 yard catch and run. Leading by one score with just over six minutes to go, Adair-Casey would hand the ball to Clayton Plowman and let the star running back try to put the game out of reach. The Bombers took over four minutes off the clock and put the icing on the cake with a 28 yard TD run with 2:02 to go making it a 55-40 final.
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