Camas QB Logan Grindy and DL Odin Coe Top The 2010 GSHLFootball.com 3A All-League Team
Written by Bryan Levesque on November 25, 2010
When word came out last winter that the Union Titans would be leaving the 3A Greater St. Helens League for the 4A GSHL, many of the remaining 3A GSHL schools were able to finally take a breath. However, the trade off for the Titans did not prove any better for most of the league.
Although Union went up, Kelso and Mountain View both dropped down from the 4A to the new 7 team 3A GSHL. The two seemed to have no issues sliding right in and taking the 2nd and 3rd post season berths in 2010.
Camas stepped right into the void left by the Titans going 6-0 in league and 11-1 overall while winning the league outright for the first time since 2006, while the Hilanders and Thunder went a combined 8-0 vs the remaining 4 schools in the 3A GSHL.
There must be something about Camas and a 7 team 3A Greater St. Helens League. In 2005, the last year the 3A GSHL had 7 schools, Camas completed the regular season 9-0 and 6-0 in league. That year the Papermakers advanced to the 3A playoffs undefeated where they lost at home to the Lakes Lancers.
Throughout the 2010 season, the Camas Papermakers were dominant on both offense and defense. They scored an average of 38.8 points per game while only allowing 11.3, and before their 27-21 overtime loss to Lakes in the Quarterfinals, the Papermakers had now allowed more than 15 points in any game.
Camas QB Logan Grindy had another fantastic year. Grindy finished the season with 1696 passing yards, 17 touchdowns and a 108.63 QB rating, all of which led the 3A GSHL. Although Grindy’s 2010 stats were lower than both his 2008 and 2009 totals, his decision making skills fueled the Papermakers offense which set a school record for points in a season with 465 (40 more than the previous record of 425 set in 2005). Grindy completed passes to 15 different receivers this season and also ran for over 100 yards and 4 touchdowns before breaking his leg in week 9, a 24-13 win over Kelso.
While Grindy was leading his team on offense, fellow Camas senior Odin Coe was leading the Papermakers defense. Coe was nearly unstoppable all season as most teams did not even attempt to run his way. While the Papermakers defense did not set a school record for least points allowed (set in 2005 allowing 118 in 10 games) they did allow less points per game, 11.3 per game, over the 12 game season then the 11.8 per game of 2001. Odin put on his best performance of the season in the first round of the playoffs recording over 20 tackles in a 20-13 win over #4 Juanita, a game in which the Papermakers defense did not allow a single point.
Of the 26 players selected on our 1st team (11 offense, 11 defense, 4 special teams) 14 were also selected on our preseason 3A All-League team.
Camas landed 12 of the 26 players on our 1st team, 11 of which position players, while Mountain View had 6 players selected, 5 of which position players. Kelso had 4 players selected to the 1st team, 3 of which position players.
2010 GSHLFootball.com 3A All-League Team
|First Team Offense
Player of the year: Logan Grindy Sr. Camas*
Logan Grindy QB Sr. Camas*
Roldan Alcobendas P Soph. Camas
|First Team Defense
Player of the year: Odin Coe Sr. Camas*
Odin Coe DL Sr. Camas*
Chavo Camargo K Jr. Mountain View
NOTE: This is an All-League team selected by GSHLFootball.com. Players marked with an (*) were also selected to the Preseason GSHLFootball.com 3A All-League Team.