On the sidelines: Big opening night for Camas and Washougal

Both the Camas and Washougal high school football teams hit the road to begin the 2012 season Friday night, and came home with convincing victories.

The Panthers punished Hudson’s Bay 50-0 at Kiggins Bowl, and kick-started the running clock in the fourth quarter. Stephen Camden bowled into the end zone for four touchdowns.

Bobby Jacobs added a touchdown rush and completed two 2-point conversions. Nate Adams snagged a catch in the end zone from Guy LaRue, and Chase Duey chipped in with a touchdown run. The Panthers intercepted three passes on defense and recovered three fumbles.

Big nights for juniors Nate Beasley, Zach Eagle and Reilly Hennessey propelled the Papermakers to a 63-20 victory at Oregon City High School. In their first starts on varsity, Beasley racked up five touchdowns in the game and Hennessey threw for three. Two of those touchdown catches were made by Eagle.

Camas rolled out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Vicente Huber added two touchdown runs in the third and fourth quarters.

The Papermakers host Canby, Ore., Friday at Doc Harris Stadium, while the Panthers head to Tenino. Both games begin at 7 p.m.

Read more about the season openers for Camas and Washougal football in Tuesday’s print edition of the Post-Record. And continue to follow the action on Friday nights at twitter.com/cwprsports

See you on the sidelines.