#3 Camas Keeps Climbing With Impressive 20-13 Win Over #4 Juanita
Written by Bryan Levesque on November 14, 2010
It is hard to believe that with all of the success the Camas Papermakers football program has had over the past decade, and that they are one of the oldest schools in Southwest Washington, that they have never won a state playoff game.
Well thanks to their 20-13 home win over #4 ranked Juanita, you can check that off the list.
Camas has won 86 football games since the start of the 2000 season, 85 of those wins NOT playoff games.
Although Camas had rolled to an impressive 10-0 record, spent most of the season ranked #2 in the AP 3A football poll and scored 424 points, many still questioned the Papermakers defense.
Yep although Camas had only given up 9.6 points per game, many were not sure if they could really stop the run. I mean, they had allowed 6 rushing touchdowns in 10 games, 1 in each of their first 4 games, and 2 to Kelso.
The Juanita Rebels entered the playoffs with a run heavy attack that has seen 10 different players score a rushing touchdown led by Jeremiah Laufasa who had over 1200 yards rushing and 12 rushing touchdowns on the season.
If you weren’t already, you are a believer now.
Camas not only did not allow a rushing touchdown tonight to Juanita, they did not allow a single point.
The Rebels offense only crossed the 50 3 times the entire game, and only crossed the Camas 30 on the final drive of the game.
Camas held Juanita to just 152 yards rushing, under half their season per game average, and almost half of those yards came on the final drive of the night, a drive that ended on a 4th and 5 at the Camas 7 when Laufasa was stopped at the 5.
Juanita’s 11 offensive possession: punt, punt, punt, downs, fumble, half, punt, punt, punt, punt, downs. Including 5 3-and-outs.
Several Papermaker defenders had standout games including Odin Coe, Javon Ingram, Kyle Goodnow, Kamari Brown, Damon Kosaki, Addison Owen, Brent Hill, Jeremy Faulkner, Kaika Gunderson, Scott Feather, Erik Clay, John Payne and Alex Hows, in no particular order.
Then there was the Camas offense.
Backup QB Tony Gennaro was 15 of 28 for 207 yards and threw 2 touchdowns.
The game winner from 9 yards out when he pumped and hit a WIDE open Jeremy Faulkner, a quick hitting turn around strike to TE Kyle Ervin from 6 yards out in the 2nd quarter. Gennaro also made several passes down field including a couple of 36 yard strikes to Brent Hill, one in the 2nd quarter to set up the Ervin touchdown, and one to get the final scoring drive going in the 4th quarter.
Faulkner and Miguel Salamanca each spent most of the night playing the roll of “move the chains man” as the 2 combined for 73 receiving yards on 9 catches, most of which keep Camas drives alive.
RB Zack Marshall who entered the game with 940 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns, left the game hobbling after just 3 runs.
Addison Owen took over on that opening drive and ran in the games first score from 7 yards out.
Juanita did manage to score a pair of touchdowns in the game to keep it close.
Camas fumbled the snap on the 2nd play of their 2nd drive and Dom Chadwick fell on the loose ball in the end zone to tie the game at 6.
Then midway through the 4th quarter, after Camas had driven down to the Rebel 20, Andre Casino blocked the attempted field goal, and Cody Treddenbarger picked it up, and rumbled 70 yards with his 7 man convoy all the way to the end zone to tie the game at 13.
Camas improves to 11-0 with the win. The Papermakers will host #6 Lakes (10-1) Friday at Doc Harris Stadium, time TBD.
Bryan – Camas √
Mike – Camas √
Cody – Juanita x