Camas looks to extend win streak to 53 games with home matchup this week

Papermakers’ defeated Week 3 opponent 64-6 last season

Camas Papermakers (2-0)

Week 1: Camas 35, Central Catholic (Ore.) 13

Week 2: Camas 34, Sherwood (Ore.) 12

Next: Davis at Camas, 6 p.m. Friday at Doc Harris Stadium

Make that 52 consecutive regular-season wins for the powerhouse Papermakers.

Jump on ‘em early:

Camas wasted no time in this one, using a balanced attack to score on its first drive. Six run plays, four pass plays. Touchdown and a 7-0 lead.

That set the tone as Camas scored three first-quarter touchdowns to take command.

Determination stopped one TD, giving opportunity for a turnover:

Sherwood, trailing 7-0, got a huge run on its first offensive play. But it could have been a touchdown.

Instead, Ryan Rushall chased down the ball carrier for the tackle. Rushall sprinted 43 yards to make the tackle.

A few plays later, Sherwood got free on another run, this one up the middle. It was hard to see the number but I believe it was No. 8 — Rushall again. Not only did he make the tackle, he stripped the ball, forcing a fumble that Camas recovered.

Still 7-0, and Camas would go the length of the field on offense for a 13-0 lead.

Camas will play at Doc Harris Stadium for the first time this season in Week 3. The Papermakers will play host to Davis of Yakima. Photo by Paul Valencia
Camas will play at Doc Harris Stadium for the first time this season in Week 3. The Papermakers will play host to Davis of Yakima. Photo by Paul Valencia

Ja’Michael Shelton!

On that second Camas touchdown drive, the Papermakers found themselves on their own 1-yard line. No problem. Go deep!

Quarterback Kyle Allen hit Ja’Michael Shelton on a 45-yard pass to give the Papermakers plenty of breathing room.

A few plays later, Shelton caught a 36-yard touchdown pass from Allen.

Two catches for 81 yards on the same drive. Not bad.

Defense, special teams, same guy:

Taylor Adams had a big play on the next Sherwood series, and then when Sherwood tried to punt, Adams blocked it and recovered it, setting up an easy touchdown drive for the Papermakers. Just like that, 20-0 before the end of the first quarter.

Schultz Scores:

Will Schultz rushed for two touchdowns and 134 yards in this one. The big highlight was a 59-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

On that play, Luc Sturbelle and Rushall, wide receivers, made their blocks to spring Schultz to the outside. The rest was a sprint to the end zone that Schultz was not about to lose.

Fourth-down stop:

Trevor Bentley got an open-field tackle on fourth-and-goal inside two minutes of the first half. That gave Camas the opportunity to run out the clock, up 27-0 at the break.

This turned into something, too, when Sherwood scored on its first possession of the second half.


What did Jon Eagle learn about his team in Week 2? “We did some things better, and we have a lot we need to work on. We had some players step up and play well.”

Thoughts on Week 3 vs. Davis: “Solid team,’’ Eagle said. “Young.”

Camas defeated Davis 64-6 last season in Yakima. This Friday’s game, a 6 p.m. start, is the first home game for the Papermakers since they won the Class 4A state championship game in 2016.


About The Author

Paul Valencia joins after more than two decades of newspaper experience. He became the face of high school sports coverage in Clark County during his 17 years at The Columbian. Before moving to Vancouver, Paul worked at Oregon daily newspapers in Pendleton, Roseburg, and Salem. A graduate of David Douglas High School in Portland, Paul enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving three years as a soldier/journalist. He and his wife Jenny recently celebrated their 20th anniversary. They have a son who has a passion for karate and Minecraft. Paul’s hobbies include: Watching the Raiders play football, reading about the Raiders playing football, and waiting to watch and read about the Raiders playing football.

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