Twenty eleven goes down as the year of redemption for the Camas High School boys soccer program.
After losing in the state semifinals in 2010, and the first game of 2011, the Papermakers won their last 20 matches of the season. They did not stop scoring goals and slamming the door on opposing offenses until they were crowned state champions.
“After what happened last year, it’s nice to be able to come back here and win it all as seniors,” said Drew Gourlie. “This is the way you want to go out.”
Camas came back to Harry Lang Stadium on a mission. On Friday, the Papermakers thrashed Southridge 4-1 in the semifinals. Swift ball movement between Parker Roland, Drew White and Adam Allison, and a brilliant finish by Nate Beasley, got Camas on the board early.
“I knew Adam was going to cross. The ball fell right to my foot, and I put it in the corner,” Beasley said. “Everything happened from there. We just started scoring and scoring, and we were unstoppable.”