Before this week, Christian Kemp only knew the Camas High School football players by the numbers on their jerseys.
After meeting several of the Papermakers during the Big Guy/Little Guy football camp Wednesday and Thursday, at Cardon Field behind Camas High School, the 12-year-old from Camas can put faces to those numbers. He can also say he caught a football from quarterback Logan Grindy.
“I’ll remember getting together with my friends after school got out and playing some football,” Kemp said.
Kemp and Everett Kuhnel, a 10-year-old from Camas, both dream of wearing the Papermaker red and black on Friday nights. After playing for East County Pop Warner, Kemp plans to try out for the football team at Liberty Middle School. Kuhnel participates in Clark County Youth Football. The big guys helping the little guys is something that CHS head football coach Jon Eagle believes in.
“You become a better player when you have to coach,” he said. “No doubt about it.”