On the sidelines: League play, here we come

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The Papermakers roll into 4A Greater St. Helens League play with a 4-0 record after smashing Lakes 53-14 Friday, at Harry Lang Stadium in Lakewood. Camas hosts Skyview in a very big league opener.

The sound in the locker room was deafening after the Camas football team smashed Lakes 53-14 Friday, at Harry Lang Stadium in Lakewood.

The Papermakers dedicated this victory to the members of the 2010 team, who won the first state playoff game in school history before losing to Lakes in the quarterfinals.

It was a different story Friday, as Camas built a 29-0 advantage before the Lancers could pierce the Papermaker armor. After Michael Digenova intercepted a pass on the second play of the game, Camas was off to the races.

Nate Beasley delivered three touchdowns in the first quarter. His favorite one occurred on an open sprint down the left wing. Quarterback Reilly Hennessey placed the pass perfectly. Beasley snagged it and left the defenders in the dust on a 45-yard catch and dash.

Beasley added a fourth touchdown in the second quarter. Hennessey reached the end zone on a short run in the second quarter. He also hit Zach Eagle on the fly for a 24-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter. Roldan Alcobendas kicked field goals of 35 and 47 yards in the second quarter, and narrowly missed one from 51 yards out.

Connor Maloney picked off a pass for the Papermakers in the fourth quarter. Jorden Payne returned a punt for a 68-yard touchdown to start the running clock.

Expect the sound to get louder next Friday, when the Papermakers prepare host Skyview at Doc Harris Stadium. It will be the first 4A Greater St. Helens League football game in Camas history.

The Washougal football team earned a 42-26 victory at Clatskanie, Ore., Friday. Bobby Jacobs rushed for 226 yards and scored three touchdowns. Randy Gubser added 64 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Quarterback Guy LaRue and receiver Matt Randall connected on a touchdown pass.

The Panthers will play R.A. Long in their Homecoming game Friday, at Fishback Stadium.

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

See you on the sidelines.