published Friday, September 9th, 2011

Bledsoe high football player critical after injury at practice

A Bledsoe County High School football player is in critical condition today after an injury Thursday afternoon during practice.

Erlanger Health System officials in Chattanooga confirmed this morning that Paul Kainen Boring, a junior, is in critical condition. Newspaper archives show Boring played kicker on the 2010 team.

Bledsoe County Director of Schools Phil Kiper today confirmed the injured player was airlifted from Pikeville, Tenn., to a Chattanooga hospital. Kiper said he could not release any information about the player or his injury.

“We ask everyone to pray for him,” Kiper said.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.

about Ben Benton...

Ben Benton is a news reporter at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He covers Southeast Tennessee and previously covered North Georgia education. Ben has worked at the Times Free Press since November 2005, first covering Bledsoe and Sequatchie counties and later adding Marion, Grundy and other counties in the northern and western edges of the region to his coverage. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Tenn., a graduate of Bradley Central High School. Benton ...

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