Brotherly love for football

Marshall brothers score touchdowns in 55-7 Camas victory

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Camas High School senior Kenny Marshall (left) and his younger brother Zack (right) made their parents Verna and Kenneth Sr. proud by both scoring touchdowns Friday, at District Stadium in Battle Ground.

Brothers followed in each other’s footsteps for the Camas High School football team Friday.

The Papermakers steam rolled the Prairie Falcons 55-7 at District Stadium, in Battle Ground.

Zack Marshall scored three times and increased his season total to 11 touchdowns. The first two came on a couple of carries across the goal line in the first quarter.

“I didn’t get any touchdowns last week, so it felt good,” the junior said. “Even if they came on only three carries for three yards.”

Kenny Marshall added a 2-yard touchdown run that gave the Papermakers a 48-0 lead in the second quarter.

“It was a really good experience,” said the senior. “It was my first touchdown of the year. It felt good to get one in there.”

Not to outdone by his older brother, Zack Marshall ran back a kick return for 94 yards and a touchdown in the third quarter.

“Special teams are very important. We worked on that play all week, and everything just lined up,” he said. “I love running toward the end zone in open field. There’s no better feeling than that.”

The Marshall brothers have made proud parents out of Verna and Kenneth Sr.

“Our parents love watching us play together,” Kenny said.

“They’re just glad to see us working hard together, and helping out the team,” Zack said.

Several Papermakers contributed to the victory. Quarterback Logan Grindy had an 11-yard touchdown run and a 19-yard touchdown pass to Brent Hill. John Payne returned an interception for a 34-yard touchdown. Julian Samuels added a 15-yard touchdown run.

Camas led 55-0, before Prairie finally got a seven on the scoreboard in the third quarter. Having two brothers in the thick of action made the night even more special for the Papermakers.

“At some point early on, you knew it would be up to the running backs to carry the load and we did,” Kenny said.

“We set a goal of winning by a 35-point differential,” Zack said. “The team was very happy to accomplish that goal.”

Camas plays the next two games at Doc Harris Stadium. The Papermakers host Hudson’s Bay Friday, before welcoming Heritage to town on Friday, Oct. 15. Both games begin at 7 p.m.