On the sidelines: Gut-check time

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Nobody likes to get kicked in the stomach.

After winning seven games in a row dating back to last season, the Washougal High School football team lost a 35-28 double overtime heartbreaker to Woodland Friday at Fishback Stadium.

The Panthers put up 28 points in the first two quarters, but no matter how much they scratched and clawed, they could not get the ball into the end zone or through the uprights for the rest of the game. The Beavers rallied from 14 points down in the fourth quarter, caught the leading touchdown at the start of the second overtime, and stopped the Panthers on four downs to win the gautlet.

No matter how hard this loss hurts, Washougal can do nothing to change the outcome. Head coach Bob Jacobs said nobody is going to feel sorry for them. It’s up to the Panthers to rise up as a family and fight for their playoff hopes and dreams.

It’s not how you fall from adversity, but how you respond.

Papermakers tear up Timberwolves

The Camas High School football team scored 35 points in the second quarter to start the running clock on Heritage Friday, at McKenzie Stadium. The Papermakers won 59-6.

Read more about both of these games in Tuesday’s print edition of the Post-Record.

See you on the sidelines.