With relentless defense and smash mouth offense, the Papermakers won the biggest football game in Camas with a 44-6 victory against Union Friday, at Doc Harris Stadium.
“We knew it would be a fight coming out of the gate,” said offensive and defensive lineman Matt Walser. “This was a really good test for us. They exposed our flaws and showed us ways we can get better.”
Union was the first team to hang with Camas long enough to prevent a running clock. Papermakers Matt Danis, Adam Dawson, Michael DiGenova, Jason Vailea and Walser made life difficult for the Titans all night long.
“Be relentless. You got to swarm and tackle with your teammates,” Dawson said. “That’s what Camas football is all about. We try and get that three-and-out and score quick.”
The Camas defense did its job out of the gate. The offense started on their 1-yard line after an excellent punt. Nate Beasley and the Papermakers came out blazing on two big runs. A Union defender was penalized for grabbing Beasley’s facemask, which moved Camas into scoring position. Quarterback Reilly Hennessey then fired a 28-yard touchdown pass to James Price.