Papermakers keep rolling in Federal Way

Fitzgerald throws for 347 yards and five touchdowns

Jared Bentley and Hunter Bruno had a fun time playing catch with Liam Fitzgerald in Federal Way Saturday.

Fitzgerald passed for 347 yards and five touchdowns to help the Papermakers beat the Eagles 49-28. He racked up 295 of those yards in the first half. Bruno and Bentley each snagged two touchdown passes to give Camas a 35-7 lead at halftime.

“He’s a good quarterback,” Bruno said. “As long as we do our stuff, he’ll get it there.”

Bentley secured one more pass from Fitzgerald in the end zone during the third quarter. He made 12 catches for 186 receiving yards and three touchdowns in the game.

“It’s just football,” Bentley said. “Doing what you love with the people you love.”

Camas got on the board first after Bruno caught a 9-yard touchdown pass from Fitzgerald. Federal Way tied the score on an 85-yard touchdown run. The Papermakers responded with four straight touchdowns. Fitzgerald led Bentley to the end zone on a 34-yard pass, Bruno made a diving catch in the end zone, Jordan Del Moral scored on a 4-yard TD run and Bentley caught a 5-yard TD pass.

Federal Way scored first in the third quarter on a 65-yard touchdown run. Fitzgerald and Bentley then connected on a 13-yard TD pass.

The Eagles added two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Will Schultz carried the football across the goal line for the final Papermaker touchdown of the game.

“Some people will say we’re operating at a high level,” said head coach Jon Eagle. “Honestly, we feel there are things we can improve on. That’s just our culture. That’s how we view the world. We can still get better.”

After beating two top 10 ranked teams on the road, Camas will play its first home game of the season Friday. The Papermakers play Rogers High School, of Puyallup, at Doc Harris Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

“It’s been a pretty good start to the season,” Eagle said. “We’re excited to finally get a chance to play a game in front of our hometown.”

Bruno cannot wait to take in all the familiar sights and sounds at Doc Harris Stadium.

“I love hearing the crowd as we run through the tunnel,” he said. “Seeing our classmates, parents and fans in the stands, and putting on a show for them.”

Bentley and Bruno have their sights set on playing baseball in college.

“This is our last hurrah as far as football goes,” Bentley said. “We’re just leaving everything out on that field.”

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