After three days of thinking and doing nothing but football, the Camas High School athletes and coaches are feeling more like a family.
A total of 72 Papermakers tasted life on a college campus by attending the Oregon State University football camp, June 24 to 27, in Corvallis. The boys stayed overnight in a dorm room and threw the ball around Reser Stadium, one of the premier college football fields in the Pacific Northwest.
Wide receiver Jonathan Warner, a senior for the Papermakers next fall, was invited for a personal workout in front of Beavers head coach Mike Riley.
“That’s what it’s all about, exposing kids to a college like atmosphere,” said Camas head coach Jon Eagle. “It’s neat seeing kids get these kinds of opportunities in high school. You know it’s something they will never forget.”
Camas, Prairie and Skyview were the three local high schools who attended the camp. The two-time defending camp champion Papermakers defeated Olympia, Yelm and Ferndale, of Humbolt, Calif., before losing to Skyview in the semifinals. Skyview also beat Prairie in the finals to bring home the camp trophy.