Down a receiver just before the first league game of the season, Jonathan Warner wanted to step up and show what he could do.
The Camas High School senior made two touchdown catches in the first quarter Friday, and the Papermakers were off and running to a 31-0 victory over Mountain View at Doc Harris Stadium.
Warner finished the game with 10 grabs for 131 yards receiving. He dedicated his performance to Nick Napier, who broke his leg during the pre-game warm up and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher.
“Anytime that ball was coming my way, I told myself I got to catch this one for Napier. He was definitely on our minds and in our hearts the whole game,” Warner said. “We knew this game means a lot because it could be for the league championship. I just wanted to step up and prove myself. Those two touchdowns felt so great.”
Camas quarterback Tony Gennaro was on target. The senior completed 14 passes for 191 yards and three touchdowns. Gennaro and Warner connected on 8- and 15-yard touchdown passes in the first quarter. He also led Chris Galusha into the end zone on an 8-yard pass to give the Papermakers a 28-0 lead at halftime.