It’s not every year that the Camas and Washougal high school football teams kick off the season at home on the same night. I siezed it by attending both games.
I picked a good place to start by going to Fishback Stadium first. It only took the Panthers 2 minutes, 17 seconds, to get on the scoreboard. After taking the football 30 yards on first down, Caleb Howard crossed the goal line on a 4-yard run. Austin Tofell added a 5-yard run on the opening drive, and Karsten Short snatched a nice pass from Colton Sullivan to get Washougal to first-and-goal.
On the next possession for the Panthers, Sam O’Hara smashed through the wall of defenders for a big gain up the middle. Sullivan hit Short on the fly for another first-and-goal. O’Hara finished the deal with a 6-yard run into the end zone. Three plays, and Washougal was up 14-0.
The Panthers were far from finished in the first half. Zach Boland, O’Hara, Tofell, Sullivan and Stephen Camden each completed first downs in a row. Howard then broke away for his second touchdown run, a 23-yard sprint into the end zone.
Washougal led 20-7 at halftime, before putting up 21 more points in the second half to win 41-9. O’Hara kicked 23- and 43-yard field goals, Short caught a 29-yard touchdown pass from Sullivan and Camden ran in a 4-yard touchdown.