On the Sidelines

Camas slices Sherwood

The Camas High School football Mean Machine was clicking on all cylinders in a 49-7 victory against Sherwood, Oregon, Friday night, at Doc Harris Stadium.

All it took was seven offensive plays in less than six minutes from the start of the game for the Papermakers to build a 21-0 advantage.

Camas received the opening kickoff. Quarterback Jack Colletto tossed a 15-yard pass to Dylan Ingram and then Michael Matthews broke free for a 55-yard dash and dive into the end zone for a touchdown.

Will Schultz sacked the Sherwood quarterback on first down and the Papermakers got the ball right back on a punt. Drake Owen reached out and snagged a 32-yard pass from Colletto before getting tackled in front of the goal line. Matthews carried the ball into the end zone again for his second touchdown.

On the third possession of the game for Camas, Colletto saw open space created by his offensive linemen and took off on a 44-yard touchdown run.

Sherwood finally caught a break with an interception, but could do nothing with the opportunity and punted the ball away again. Colletto capped off the first quarter with a 6-yard touchdown run.

The Papermakers had to punt for the first time in the second quarter. Sherwood fumbled the ball on the return and Ryan Kempf recovered it for Camas. Ryan Rushall then snagged a 13-yard touchdown pass from Colletto.

Sherwood did score a touchdown before halftime. Matthews and Cooper McNatt caught touchdown passes from Colletto to jump start the running clock for the Papermakers.

Camas hits the road to face Davis High School, in Yakima, next week. After that, it’s an even longer trip for the Papermakers to play Couer d’Alene, Idaho.

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

See you on the sidelines.