On the sidelines: Camas and Washougal get all the right bounces

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The football bounced and spun Camas’ way Friday night, in a 34-15 victory over the Heritage Timberwolves at Doc Harris Stadium.

Heritage could not get a handle on the opening kickoff, and Scott Feather recovered the loose ball for the Papermakers. It was a big time play that got the sidelines and the Camas crowd pumped up, but it would only be a preview of things to come.

Quarterback Logan Grindy ran for two touchdowns. He also escaped a blitz and threw a seed to a wide open Kyle Ervin. Odin Coe cleared the road, and Ervin revved his engine all the way to the end zone.

Miguel Salamanca made an incredible circus catch on a pass tipped up by the defender on fourth and long, and Camas punched in another touchdown. Zack Marshall also had a nice run in, and the Papermakers celebrated a 31-0 lead at halftime.

Roldan Alcobendas kicked two field goals.

Camas plays Fort Vancouver next Friday, at Kiggins Bowl. Be prepared for an earlier kickoff. The game begins at 5 p.m.

On Washougal

Down by six points with less than three minutes to go, Austin Tofell caught a pass from Colton Sullivan to lead the Panthers to a 26-21 victory at Woodland Friday.

Washougal was setting up for a field goal, when a bobbled snap forced Sullivan to throw. The ball was tipped three times before Toffell came down with it in the end zone.

It was an amazing play. Shades of Sam O’Hara’s snag from his knees in the end zone that helped the Panthers beat Hudson’s Bay in the first game of the season.

The Beavers grabbed leads of 14-7 and 21-20, but Washougal would not quit. O’Hara rushed in two touchdowns, and Ryan Erdwins added one.

The win gives the Panthers plenty of momentum, as they come home to play Mark Morris and Hockinson during the next two weeks.

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See you on the sidelines.