“Hold everything, there’s a flag on the play!”
It just wouldn’t sound like a Camas High School football game at Doc Harris Stadium without hearing those words from Dale Croswell. Fans love his famous line so much, they shout it for him at away games. Croswell hears those voices and appreciates them.
“I didn’t set out to get that kind of reaction,” he said. “People told me it sounded unique and different, and so I kept doing it.”
Croswell cannot believe this is his 31st year announcing. All those exciting touchdowns and victories he has “the pleasure” of calling keep him young. His wing men Rick Jones and Ken Whiting also keep him on the ball.
“Those guys are my spotters. I depend on them totally to make the games go so smoothly,” Croswell said. “Camas has the best band, cheerleaders and dancers. The football team is not that bad, either. I’m just the lucky guy who has the microphone in front of me.”
Before Friday’s opening kickoff, Croswell’s coworkers led him on to the field for a special ceremony. In his honor, they renamed the announcer’s booth at Doc Harris Stadium “The ‘Cros’ Nest.” Croswell’s closest friends and family members kept the dedication a secret from him for weeks.