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CAMAS, WA — Following Friday night’s “Mill City Miracle” ending during the Coeur d’Alene vs. Camas football game at Doc Harris Stadium, Papermaker Quarterback, Kyle Allen, is one of this week’s nominees for The Columbian’s prep football player of the week, which is sponsored by Athletes Corner. This is for the week ending September 23.

Vote here for Prep Football Player of the Week

http://www.columbian.com/news/2017/sep/23/nominees-for-week-4-prep-football-player-of-the-week/

For most of the game, Camas football was losing to themselves. Coeur d’Alene’s defensive line disrupted Allen early and often, and the Vikings offense capitalized, putting up 228 yards in the first half. Camas turnovers hurt.

Allen completed 25 of 45 attempts for 242 yards. Coeur d’Alene’s Cole Yankoff finished 19-34 with 294 yards, a touchdown and two picks. With 90 seconds remaining, Camas was behind 25-14, but Allen passed it to Drake Owen, who scored two TD’s after several attempts, and then scored a 2-point conversion, which sealed the deal with 20 seconds on the clock.

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Ja’Michael Shelton scores TD! Photo by Jon Pugmire.

Here are stats from the game:

Cd’A 6 0 13 6 — 25

Camas 0 7 0 21 — 28

First quarter

Cd’A – Shilo Morgon 13 run

Second quarter

Camas – Ja’Michael Shelton 10 pass from Kyle Allen (Andrew Boyle kicked)

Third quarter

Cd’A – Caleb Beggerly 38 run

Fourth quarter

Camas – Will Schultz 30 run (Boyle kick)

Cd’A – Yankoff 65 run (run failed)

Camas – Drake Owen 13 pass from Allen (pass failed)

Camas – Owen 4 pass from Allen (Owen from Allen)

 

Photo Gallery

All photos by Jon Pugmire.

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The Papermakers continue to dominate this season (7-0). Here is a photo from last Friday’s game against Union. Camas QB Liam Fitzgerald throws the ball as he’s being sacked.

 

Coaches.

They provide leadership, mentoring, coaching, and life skills to their players. The Camas Varsity football coaches continue to amaze and impress. Thank you to Coaches Jon Eagle, Dan Kielty, Justin Wochnick, Les Albert, Craig Hardin, Rick Copsey, Darren Alcorn, Jack Hathaway, Rick Harrington, Will Ephraim, Matt Loop, Dale Rule, Dave Morris, Tom Schroeder, Manny Melo, Kendall Thieman, Allen Jones, Rick Devereaux, and Matt Codino!

Coaches

 

A couple of games ago, Camas had the help of two new ball boys. Camas senior, Matt Thomas, spent time during the game to help these guys out and explain some things to them. We call that CHARACTER. Well done, Matt.

MattThomas

 

Can you imagine a game at Doc Harris without the Marching Band? We give many thanks to this amazing group of talented musicians and leaders who give these games style and pride. And they even play the opposing team’s song during pre-game. Class!

 

Thank you, Coach Jon Eagle! And thank you to all the coaches who have led these young men to an amazing several seasons. The Papermakers ended their 2014 season Saturday night at Doc Harris Stadium.

“It’s always a privilege to coach these great kids,” said Eagle. “They work very hard, and it shows on and off the field. I always hope they make right decisions in their lives, and work together.”

 

We’ve been covering Camas for several years, and when you get right down to it, these kids are great! Personally, I’ve had the privilege of watching so many of them grow up in Camas. We’ve seen them in kindergarten, Little League, Pop Warner, CCYF, scouts, school, church, and they’re quickly becoming adults. These boys turned into classy young men. Go Camas!

We encourage you all to list reasons why the Papermakers rock. More pictures and videos coming.

 

BATTLE GROUND, WA — Camas held onto to its undefeated status this season but not without facing a real challenge from Battle Ground — at least in the first half.

Tigers quarterback Colston Vukanovich threw six touchdown passes, keeping the Papermakers on edge, but ultimately it wasn’t enough as Camas pulled away completely, earning an 85-38 victory at District Stadium.

At halftime, Camas was up 49-32.

Nathan Beasley
Zach Eagle on a drive against Battle Ground.
He scores two touchdowns in the first half.

Nate Beasley had five touchdowns, while Zach Eagle scored three for the Papermakers. Beasley scored three in the third quarter on drives of 49 and 46 yards. Beasley’s prowess pushed Camas to a 63-32 edge.

Eagle scored his touchdowns before halftime, the first on a 60-yard punt return that amazed the audience.

Jorden Payne also scored in the first quarter. Jason Valea scored in the second quarter, as did Cole Zarcone in the third quarter on a 15-yard run. In the fourth quarter, Brian Kelley scored on a 30-yard run.

TACOMA — The Camas Papermakers started Saturday’s 4A State Football semi-finals ahead 14-0 over Skyline and had the early momentum.

But the Camas (12-1) talent wasn’t enough to slow down Skyline and their quarterback, Max Browne.

Skyline quickly took away Papermaker momentum as Browne completed 29 of 32 passes for 386 yards and four touchdowns. Camas struggled with multiple turnovers.

As a result, Browne led his Sammamish-based team back to the 4A state championship game, to be held next Saturday at the Tacoma Dome. For Skyline (13-0) this is their sixth consecutive title game with a 51-28 win over the Papermakers.

Camas (12-1) lost its second consecutive semifinal game and go home in 3rdplace.

Emotions ran high throughout the game, particularly in the first few minutes of the game. Nate Beasley scored on a 24-yard touchdown early on, while Zach Eagle made a stunning 94-yard touchdown reception from Reilly Hennessey to make it 14-0.

Camas fans, who easily filled their side of the dome, and likely outnumbered Skyline’s fans 2-to-1, were euphoric. “We’re gonna do this!” yelled out one fan. “We’re gonna win this!”

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Camas QB Reilly Hennessey at the 4A State Semi-finals.

 

Pressure
Under pressure.
Skyline, though, had different plans.
By halftime, Skyline had a 10-point lead over Camas. And three quick touchdowns in the third quarter basically locked in their victory.
You have to hand to Camas, though, as they never gave up.
The Papermakers earned the next two touchdowns, and once again picked up the mojo. Camas QB Hennessey made a short touchdown run, which was followed by a 24-yard pass to Zach Eagle, making it 44-28 early in the fourth quarter. The Camas defense forced a three-and-out, and the Papermakers had the ball, trailing by 16 with 8:13 left on the clock.
Skyline answered back by forcing another Camas turnover. That sealed the deal.
Skyline scored its final touchdown of the game, got the field goal, and ran the score up to 51-28.
Hennessey said he was “proud of this team … and it was just so fun to be able to experience this with these guys.”
Skyline threw six touchdowns passes against the Camas defense that only gave up 16 points per game all season.
“It was frustrating,” said Hennessey. “I’m a little bit disappointed in myself.” He said he’ll learn from this experience.
Skyline threw six touchdowns passes against a defense that had given up just 16 points per game all season.
Hennessey completed 23 of 36 passes for 306 yards. Beasley rushed 19 times for 138 yards and his touchdown.
Browne completed his first 12 passes, and was 20 of 22 in the first half for 279 yards. Skyline’s Matt Sinatro threw two TD passes.
Part of this story, though, has to go the Camas community. It was fun watching car after car filled with Camas black and red gear travelling up I-5 to make the two-plus hour journey to Tacoma. Young families attended with their small children, while parents, siblings and relatives of the players cheered on their Papermakers. Camas High students were also numerous.
 
Skyline
 
The Camas High School Marching Band did an amazing job, as did the cheerleaders.
Being Thanksgiving weekend, several alumni were in town to cheer on their Papermakers.
“I’m stunned at how this program has developed,” said alumni Robby Huckvale. “Look at all these people. We totally outnumber Skyline two-to-one. Just look at how we filled this place. What a town!”
 “It’s so cool to see these fans,” said alumni Jeremy LeBaron. “It’s great to see such a successful team and town.”

Semi-Finals

The Camas Papermakers defeated Federal Way this past weekend and will play Skyline at 1 pm this Saturday, November 24, in the Tacoma Dome.

 
Here is some information on the game:


Ticket Prices:

  • $10 – Adult & Students age 12 and over without a valid high school or middle school ASB card
  • $8 – Senior – Age 62 and over
  • $8 – Student – Children age 5-11 and students age 12 and over with a valid high school or middle school ASB card
  • Children under the age of 5 are admitted free