SHERWOOD, Ore. — You start ticking off for Camas coach Jon Eagle all the offensive stars on display at Aaron Contreras Stadium in the No. 1 Papermakers’ 34-12 win over Sherwood on Friday night.
Kyle Allen? All the senior quarterback did was go 16-for-21 passing for 219 yards and a pair of scores.
Ja’Michael Shelton? The senior wideout stepped into the void created by the absence of Drake Owen due to a school-related issue and caught six passes for 137 yards and a score.
Ryan Rushall? Eight catches for the senior, including a 4-yard touchdown grab …
Eagle interrupts, “And not a bad night for our running back either.”
No, perhaps saving the best for last, senior Will Schultz ran for 134 yards and a pair of first-half touchdowns as the Papermakers (2-0) racked up 398 yards of total offense on the Bowmen (1-1), ranked No. 10 in Oregon’s 6A classification.
“We were playing on the road against a tough team, and we knew we had to get them on their heels early,” said Allen, who tossed two first-quarter TD passes as Camas led 20-0 after 12 minutes. “Putting together a couple of good offensive drives early helped, and it kept the defense involved, too.”
The defense came up big by forcing the game’s only turnover after Sherwood answered Schultz’s 4-yard TD run on Camas’ opening possession with a long drive of its own.
Rushall chased down Rustin Williams from behind and stripped the Bowmen tailback of the ball, which Gavin Holley recovered for the Papermakers at their 5.
A holding penalty on the ensuing possession put the ball on the half-yard line when Allen hit Shelton streaking down the left sideline for a 45-yard completion. Two plays later, the duo connected again on another long pass, with Shelton outmuscling cornerback Takumi Kammerzell for the ball, then shrugging him off on a 44-yard touchdown play.
“Two plays, 89 yards, that’s not a bad day,” Eagle said. “Our approach to these nonleague games is, what are we holding back for?”
Special teams got involved next after the Papermakers held Sherwood to a three-and-out. Taylor Adams shot through the line to block a Bowmen punt, giving Camas the ball at the Sherwood 7. Three plays later, Allen connected with Rushall for a score.
“I did a spin move, and next thing I knew, I was right in front of the punter,” Adams said. “We’d been scouting that out all week. We knew they liked that rugby punt, and I was fortunate enough to make the play.”
The Papermakers also held Sherwood out of the end zone late in the first half, with Trevor Bentley stopping Kammerzell on fourth down inside the 5 to keep the score 27-0 at halftime.
Bentley and Sam Malychewski shared team-high honors with eight tackles each.
“Our defense was tremendous tonight,” Eagle said. “I was impressed with our front tonight with containing a good run game. We made them earn everything. We tried to limit their big plays in the wing-T, and we had several short-yardage key stops.”
Sherwood got on the board on its opening drive of the second half, going 80 yards in 13 plays before Kammerzell scored on a 12-yard run.
After an exchange of punts, Camas put the game away with a long scoring drive of its own–a 16-play, 70-yard drive capped by Semisi Schultz leaping over the pile for a 1-yard TD run on fourth down with 6:20 to play.
CAMAS 34, SHERWOOD 12
Camas 20 7 0 7-34
Sherwood 0 0 6 6-12
C–Will Schultz 4 run (Andrew Boyle kick)
C–Ja’Michael Shelton 44 pass from Kyle Allen (kick blocked)
C–Ryan Rushall 4 pass from Allen (Boyle kick)
C–W.Schultz 59 run (Boyle kick)
S–Takumi Kammerzell 12 run (kick failed)
C–Semisi Schultz 1 run (Boyle kick)
S–Jack Corno 2 run (pass failed)
RUSHING–Camas, W.Schultz 18-134, Allen 5-21, S.Schultz 3-16, Boyle 2-8, Rushall 1-0. Sherwood, Kammerzell 9-36, Rustin Williams 7-66, Carsen Christensen 5-23, Zach Jenkins 4-10, Ian Stormont 4-19, Ben Baxter 4-5, Kian Coleman-Lopez 2-31, Ryan Scroggin 2-4, Wyatt Zettlemoyer 1-1, Corno 2-3.
PASSING–Camas, Allen 16-21-0-219. Sherwood, Zettlemoyer 4-11-0-130.
RECEIVING–Camas, Shelton 6-137, Rushall 8-59, Luc Sturbelle 1-16, Trevor Bentley 1-7. Sherwood, Jaret Scott 2-65, Williams 1-42, Kammerzell 1-23.