It didn’t take long for the Camas football team to catch playoff fever.
Monroe pulled a fast one by recovering a short opening kick off to begin the game. It turned out to be the shot in the arm the Papermakers needed.
Michael DiGenova intercepted a pass on the next play to turn the tables for Camas. The Papermakers scored touchdowns on their first seven possessions and buried the Bearcats 55-20 Friday, at Doc Harris Stadium.
“It’s always great to start with a play like that in a big game like this one,” DiGenova said. “As long as we keep putting points on the board, and the defense keeps playing like they play, good things will come.”
Camas went on a 28-0 scoring drive in the first quarter. Nate Beasley delivered an 11-yard touchdown run. Zach Eagle caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from Reilly Hennessey. James Price snagged two touchdown passes from Hennessey in the first quarter. He finished with six catches for 138 receiving yards in the game.
“It’s an honor to be able to make big plays in big games. At any moment, it can be taken away from you. It’s nice to rise to the occasion,” Price said. “It’s more than just putting points on the board, it’s helping this community. Whatever I can do to help this team and this town, that’s what I’m going to do.”