Well after Camas football team’s celebration Thursday night, assistant coach Tony Ascuitto found his son, senior quarterback Blake Ascuitto.
The two embraced, and father had sound words for son.
“He said I have to step up and be ready,” the quarterback said.
Ascuitto is expected to take over as the Papermakers’ starting quarterback after Jake Blair suffered a season-ending broken collarbone in Thursday’s 21-17 win over Skyview to remain unbeaten.
Ascuitto entered for Blair in the Camas’ second offensive series of the third quarter. He finished 2 for 8 with an interception.
Blair confirmed on social media Friday morning initial reports of a broken left collarbone.
Ascuitto isn’t new to stepping up. It was the Week 8 game last season against Skyview when Ascuitto, then a third-string quarterback, entered the game for injured quarterback Andrew Boyle and helped Camas’ to a home win over the Storm.
Ascuitto said he gets regular reps at practice, and ready to step up again for his first varsity start next week when Camas hosts Union to conclude the regular-season.
“I’m ready,” Ascuitto said. “My teammates have my back.”
A look back at Trappers’ first win since ’16
A lot went right for the Fort Vancouver Trappers at Kiggins Bowl on Friday night to earn their first victory in 31 games.
On offense and defense against the 2B Navigators from Lacey.
The Trappers scored a season-high 32 points andhad six takeaways in a 32-22 victory over the 2B Navigators from Lacey, including outscoring NWC 19-0 in the second quarter for a 19-8 halftime lead.
A crucial play in that quarter came on a fourth-down 27-yard touchdown pass by Trevor Narvarsa to Isaac Martinez.
Amen Reed scored three touchdowns, including both scores in the second half.
Fort is playing an independent schedule in 2019. Its last victory came Sept. 23, 2016 in a 28-24 nonleague win over Benson of Portland. Fort had 0-9 seasons in 2017 and ’18 as a 3A GSHL member.