The Skyview Storm won the battle of the Greater St. Helens League champions Friday night at Kiggins Bowl.
Parker Henry rushed for 136 of his 177 yards in the second half and scored two touchdowns in the third quarter, leading the Storm to a 31-10 victory over the Camas Papermakers.
Kieran McDonagh threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns, and the Storm shut out the Papermakers in the final two quarters to run away from what was a close game.
David Garlington scored a touchdown and also had a key interception early in the second half to help the Storm (2-2).
“We got that win against Heritage last week, and we wanted to turn things around,” Garlington said, referring to Skyview’s 0-2 start to the season. “But we hadn’t turned it around yet. We had to win this one to turn it around. People were saying they were the best team in Southwest Washington. It’s really good to get this win.”
Skyview, the defending 4A GSHL champion, scored touchdowns on its first three possessions of the second half to break a 10-all tie.
Camas (3-1), which won the 3A GSHL title in 2010 and also defeated Skyview last year, saw its 12-game regular-season winning streak snapped.
“It shows we’re probably the best team in Clark County right now,” said McDonagh, who was 15 of 21 for his 247 yards and also rushed for 58 yards.
It was a non-league game, but it mattered to the Storm.
“We beat a dang good, well-coached team,” Skyview coach Steve Kizer said. “A 3-0, great team. We are fired up.”
The Storm went 80 yards on seven plays — picking up five first downs — in less than two minutes to open the second half. Henry scored from two yards out for a 17-10 lead.
That tempo was by design.
Garlington ended Camas’ next drive with an interception and a 28-yard return to set up Skyview in Camas territory.
Eight plays later, Henry was in the end zone again, this time from a yard out, for a 24-10 advantage.
“At halftime, we just decided we had to play Skyview football and play our pace and not worry so much about what they were doing,” Henry said. “The O-line picked it up and blocked great in the second half. I had some huge holes.”
The Skyview defense held again, this time with Reiley Henderson knocking down a fourth-down pass. He was rewarded on offense with a perfect strike from McDonagh on a 20-yard scoring pass early in the final quarter for a 21-point lead.
McDonagh, who injured his foot early in Week 2 and did not play last week, was in form for Week 4.
“We kept the tempo up. We were really getting after them with our fast-pace offense,” he said. “I knew we had it in us.”
Camas quarterback Tony Gennaro threw for 233 yards and a touchdown. Running back Zack Marshall was held in check most of the night. He broke a long run late in the game and finished with 86 yards.
“We will learn from this,” Camas coach Jon Eagle said. “Sometimes it’s easier to get to the top, but it’s harder to stay on top.”
The Storm struck first with a swing pass from McDonagh to Garlington, who broke free for a 57-yard touchdown.
Rolden Alcobendas made a 38-yard field goal to get the Papermakers on the board. Skvyiew’s Hayden Schuh responded with a 32-yarder for a 10-3 lead for the Storm.
The Papermakers tied the game just before the half on a Gennaro-to-Jonathan Warner 14-yard TD pass.
The Storm, though, dominated the second half, with three quick touchdowns to earn bragging rights among the reigning league champions from the two biggest classifications in Clark County.
SKYVIEW 31, CAMAS 10
Camas 3 7 0 0–10
Skyview 7 3 14 7–31
Sky — David Garlington 57 pass from Kieran McDonagh (Hayden Schuh kick)
Cam — Roldan Alcobendas 38 FG
Sky — Schuh 32 FG
Cam — Jonathan Warner 14 pass from Tony Gennaro (Alcobendas kick)
Sky — Parker Henry 2 run (Schuh kick)
Sky — Henry 1 run (Schuh kick)
Sky — Reiley Henderson 20 pass from McDonagh (Schuh kick)
Rushing — Camas: Zack Marshall 14-86, Gennaro 8-11, Nate Beasley 2-2. Skyview: Henry 25-177, McDonagh 8-58, Alex Mangin 2-9, Forrest Russell 1-(-2), C.J. Vernon 1-(-4).
Passing — Camas; Gennaro 20-31-2-233, Marshall 1-1-0-10. Skyview: McDonagh 15-21-0-247.
Receiving — Camas: Zach Eagle 7-130, Warner 5-47, John Norcross 3-34, Chris Galusha 1-15, Gennaro 1-10, Marshall 3-7, Kamari Brown 1-0. Skyview: Garlington 4-107, Henderson 4-51, Russell 4-35, Spencer Miles 1-25, Mo Morrison 1-18, Henry 1-11.