On the Sidelines

Bright lights, big cities

The Camas and Washougal high school football teams welcomed bigger cities to town for their first games of the 2016 season.

The new steam whistle at Doc Harris Stadium went bonkers as the Papermakers shredded the Central Catholic Rams, of Portland, Oregon, 42-10 Friday.

Jack Colletto rushed for two touchdowns and fired a 14-yard touchdown pass to Drake Owen. Will Schultz had a 2-yard carry across the goal line and a 37-yard breakaway into the end zone for his two touchdowns. Michael Matthews delivered a 1-yard touchdown for Camas.

Central Catholic settled for a field goal on the game’s opening drive. The Rams didn’t reach the end zone until the final three minutes of the game.

Exciting fourth quarter in Washougal

Down 22-0 to West Seattle at halftime, the Washougal Panthers came alive in the second half at Fishback Stadium Friday.

Marcos Martinez ignited the comeback attempt on a 62-yard touchdown at the start of the third quarter. West Seattle responded with a 6-minute drive into the end zone to go back up by 22.

Martinez struck gold again for Washougal on a 5-yard touchdown run to kick off the fourth quarter. Nathan Tofell caught the 2-point conversion pass from Ryan Stevens to bring the Panthers within 14.

Washougal got within seven points after Tyler Bowlin snagged a 22-yard touchdown pass from Stevens. The Panthers regained possession with less than two minutes left, but an interception brought the comeback to a screeching halt. West Seattle held on for a 28-21 victory.

Read more about these games in Thursday’s print edition of the Post-Record.

See you on the sidelines.