Camas Papermakers, young and old, will never forget September 17, 2010, the day Doc Harris Stadium reopened for business.
More than 4,000 football fanatics huddled undercover to see what the doctor ordered, a 42-6 victory for the Camas High School football team over long time rival Columbia River.
“We had a great crowd. It was awesome to see the stands filled,” said CHS Athletic Director Terry Cavender. “We hope the fans enjoyed the facility and the experience. It was a great first event, and it’s only going to get better.”
Unrelenting rainfall had the athletes surfing for footballs and coaches swimming on the sidelines, and yet the fans just kept coming. Benches filled up before halftime and the aisles started getting crowded, but more tickets were sold to guests in the second half.
“Everybody complains about Doc Harris in the rain because you get wet,” said Camas head coach Jon Eagle. “I look up in the stands tonight, and I see everyone’s dry. We’re the ones getting soaked.”