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Camas comes around to blank Heritage

By , Columbian Soccer, hockey and Community Sports Reporter

CAMAS — A sloppy start turned into another one-sided win for the Camas Papermakers.

The top-ranked Class 4A team in Washington was its own worst enemy at the start of Friday’s game against Heritage, but after an early wakeup call the Papermakers rolled to a 62-0 win over Heritage at Doc Harris Stadium.

Nate Beasley ran for 144 yards and scored three touchdowns on seven carries to highlight the offense for Camas (8-0).

But Heritage forced Camas to punt twice before the Papermakers got a first down.

“I tip my hat to Heritage, who came out with a great plan. Their kids were on fire and caused us a lot of problems,” Camas coach Jon Eagle said.

The Papermakers didn’t record a first down until their third possession, when Beasley ran 58 yards for the first touchdown of the game.

In the first 14 minutes of the game, the Papermakers were penalized six times for 47 yards and had one touchdown erased by a penalty. By game’s end, two Camas touchdowns were called back for infraction and Camas was penalized 13 times for 98 yards.

Quarterback Reilly Hennessey missed on seven consecutive throws and had only three yards passing until he hit James Price for 34 yards on a third-and-8 play. On the following play, Hennessey connected with a wide-open Jorden Payne for a 33-yard touchdown that made the score 20-0.

Moments later, Zach Eagle weaved his way to a 41-yard touchdown on a punt return and the Papermakers were ahead 27-0 late in the second quarter.

Those two quick scores came after Jon Eagle replaced all 11 starters following consecutive offensive penalties early in the second quarter.

“It was a wake-up call we needed. And it worked,” Hennessey said. “It was frustrating at the time.”

Hennessey finished the first half with five completions for 141 yards. He was intercepted in the end zone by Victor Duran in the final seconds of the half. Duran made another interception in the second half.

Heritage recorded a first down on two of its first three drives, but that was the extent of the Timberwolves’ offense in a half that ended with Camas holding a 300-62 advantage in net yardage.

The second half started with Camas recovering a fumble on the kickoff. Hennessey and Zach Eagle hooked up for a 16-yard touchdown, and moments later Beasley ran 58 yards for his third TD.

Heritage netted 41 rushing yards on the night and quarterback Loren Standiford was 11 of 24 for 104 yards and one interception.


Heritage 0 0 0 0– 0

Camas 14 20 14 14–62

First quarter

Cam — Nate Beasley 58 run (Michael Boyle kick)

Cam — Jason Vailea 2 run (Boyle kick)

Second quarter

Cam — Jorden Payne 33 pass from Reilly Hennessey (kick failed)

Cam — Zach Eagle 41 punt return (Boyle kick)

Cam — Beasley 10 run (Boyle kick)

Third quarter

Cam — Eagle 16 pass from Hennessey (Boyle kick)

Cam — Beasley 56 run (Boyle kick)

Fourth quarter

Cam — Jake Peebles 14 run (Boyle kick)

Cam — Brian Kelly 1 run (Boyle kick)

Individual statistics

RUSHING — Heritage: Heritage, Tiger Geeslin 8-32, Loren Standiford 11-(minus 4), Christian Mallars 4-8, Victor Duran 1-16, Kalani Umiamaka 4-(minus 1). Camas: Nate Beasley 7-144, Cole Zarcone 5-78, Hennessey 4-8, Jason Vailea 1-2, Brian Kelly 10-52, Jake Peebles 1-14, Jordan Del Moral 5-37.

PASSING — Heritage: Standiford 11-24-1-104, Dante Hatchett 0-2-0-0. Camas: Hennessey 6-17-1-157, Liam Fitzgerald 1-3-1-6, Peebles 1-10-(minus 2).

RECEIVING — Heritage: Duran 3-23, Elon Mack 3-31, Jeremiah Kelly 3-30, Bryce Hendy 1-11, Roberto Cuneta 1-9. Camas: Jorden Payne 1-33, Zach Eagle 2-19, James Price 2-77, Beasley 1-28, Jared Bentley 2-4.

Columbian Soccer, hockey and Community Sports Reporter