4A football championship: Chiawana (12-1) vs. Camas (13-0)



Chiawana (12-1) vs. Camas (13-0)

When, where: 7:30 p.m. today, Tacoma Dome

TV: ROOT Sports. There will be a viewing party at Big Al’s.

Webcast: WIAANetwork.com ($9.95 fee)

Internet radio: portlandsportsbeat.com; elisportsnetwork.com

Live chat: www.360preps.com

Tickets: $14 adults, $10 students with ASB and seniors 62 and up, children 5-under free.

Chiawana playoff run: def. Gonzaga Prep 42-14; def. Moses Lake 52-13; def. Wenatchee 56-34; def. Federal Way 40-7.

Chiawana first-team all-conference players: Joey Zamora, sr., QB; Clifton Lozano, sr., rb; Deion Singleton, sr., wr-db; Blake Bishop, sr., db; Mark De Ruyter, sr., dl; Juan Noyola, sr., dl.; Alex Weber, sr., lb; Grady Graff, sr., lb; Kayden Maughan, sr., ol; Chandler Newell, sr., ol; Grady Graff, sr., te; Dre Dorton, jr., wr-ret; Logan Ellsworth, jr., p.

About Chiawana: Chiawana High School of Pasco opened its doors in the fall of 2009. Coach Steve Graff led Pasco to state titles in 1990, 2000 and 2003 before leaving to take over Chiawana’s program. The Riverhawks have held foes to 16 points or fewer in all but three games. They have scored at least 40 points in all but one game (a 33-26 loss to Lake City of Idaho). RB Clinton Lozano has rushed for 2,603 yards and 25 TDs. He’s been huge in the playoffs, running for 288, 234, 253 and 140 yards. WR/DB Deion Singleton was the Mid Columbia Conference MVP and is being heavily recruited by the likes of LSU, Miami and South Carolina, among others. QB Joey Zamora passed for almost 2,000 yards in the regular season with 18 TDs against 4 INTs. LB Alex Weber was the Mid-Columbia Conference defensive player of the year. He is getting looks from Arizona State, Penn, Princeton and Yale. Chiawana averages 42 points a game, yields only 12 a game. Defense is a big part of the Riverhawks’ success.

Camas playoff run: def. Monroe 55-20; def. Cascade 63-28; def. Eastlake 47-28; def. Bellarmine Prep 49-21.

Camas first-team all-league players: Reilly Hennessey, sr., qb; Nate Beasley, sr., rb; Zach Eagle, sr., wr-db-ret; Drew Clarkson, sr., wr; Jason Vailea, sr., dl; Matt Danis, sr., dl; Michael DiGenova, sr., lb; Adam Dawson, sr., lb; Jorden Payne, sr., db.

About Camas: The Papermakers have made it to the Tacoma Dome three consecutive years. This year was the first when Camas made it past the semifinals. In Camas’ first eight games, the Camas Papermakers only allowed one team to score more than 15 points. Since Week 9, teams have scored at least 20 points in every game. But many of those points allowed came after Camas had built a big lead. When playing Camas, there is a sense of keeping up with the Papermakers on the scoreboard. QB Reilly Hennessey, an Eastern Washington commit, has passed for 3,205 yards and 36 TDs. The Papermakers don’t punt often, but when they do, it’s Hennessey who handles the duties. That opens many options for Camas. Up front, the Papermakers are led by Drew Clarkson, an Oregon State commit. WR Zach Eagle, who has received an offer from Eastern, has 64 catches for 1,253 yards and 13 TDs. He’s also a threat as DB and returner. RB Nate Beasley has rushed for 1,539 yards and 28 TDs. Camas has averaged 53 points a game, while allowing an average of 15 points a game.For more information and game prediction, go to blogs.columbian.com/high-school-sports