Union Rallies For 3 Late TD’s In 35-31 Comeback Win At Camas

Written by Bryan Levesque on October 31, 2009

Union rove 80 yards in 14 plays on the opening drive and RB Nathaniel Penaranda scored from 12 yards out to give Union an early 7-0 lead. Then it was all Camas… or so it seamed.

Following that Union Score, Camas added a Tyler Fisher TD run, 2 Logan Grindy to Addison Owen TD passes, and a Stuart Jergensen FG to go up 24-7.

The FG was followed by a Mitch Saylor 99 yard kick off return for a TD, the only Union life the Titans would have in nearly 3 quarters of football.

Camas took the second half kick off and drove 67 yards in 11 plays as they went up 31-14 on a Logan Grindy to Jeremy Faulkner TD pass.

Union QB Brandon Weller was intercepted by Camas OLB Brock Beall, who ran the ball back to the Titans 12. Camas looked like they would put the final nail in the coffin and wrap this game up late in the 3rd quarter. Grindy however was picked off by DB Matt Merlino at the 3 keeping the score at 31-14.

Union then scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter, as RB Blake Russell scored 2 rushing TD’s and following an onside kick recovered by T.J. Boatright, Brandon Weller hit Penaranda on a swing pass from 13 yards for the game winning TD.

With the win, Union improves to 8-1 and 5-0 in league. The Titans finish as the 3A GSHL league champions and will host Olympic (6-3) Friday/Saturday in the preliminary round of the state playoffs.

Camas falls to 7-2 and 4-1 in league with the loss. The Papermakers will host #4 Liberty (8-1) Friday/Saturday in the preliminary round of the state playoffs.

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10/30/09
Team
1
2
3
4
Total
Union Titans
7
7
0
21

35

Camas Papermakers
14
10
7
0

31

Rushing — Union — Russell 14-85, Penaranda 7-65; Camas — Fisher 29-72.

Passing — Union — Weller 14-28-2-251; Camas — Grindy 15-26-2-203

Receiving — Union — Penaranda 6-82, Taylor Nelson 3-64, T.J. Boatright 2-62, Saylor 2-34, Russell 1-9; Camas — Kyle Ervin 4-60, Owen 2-58, Faulkner 4-47, Zach Anderson 2-20, Miguel Salamanca 2-10, Fisher 1-8

First quarter
U — Nathaniel Penaranda 12 run (Jed Barnett kick)
C — Tyler Fisher 3 run (Stuart Jergensen kick)
C — Addison Owen 7 pass from Logan Grindy (Jergensen kick)
Second quarter
C — Owen 51 pass from Grindy (Jergensen kick)
C — Jergensen 32 FG
U — Mitch Saylor 99 kickoff return (Barnett kick)
Third quarter
C — Jeremy Faulkner 15 pass from Grindy (Jergensen kick)
Fourth quarter
U — Blake Russell 1 run (Barnett kick)
U — Russell 4 run (Barnett kick)
U — Penaranda 13 pass from Brandon Weller (Barnett kick)

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Comments

161 Responses to “Union Rallies For 3 Late TD’s In 35-31 Comeback Win At Camas”

  1. Ketto on October 31st, 2009 3:30 am

    I hope this will make the people who said Union was completely better than Camas stop with the talking. I don’t care if Union won, they were completely outplayed in all forms until the last 9 minutes. It was a great game and Camas collapsed at the end, but they sure showed they are still a powerhouse in 3A.

  2. uniontitans on October 31st, 2009 7:09 am

    a win is a win i doesn’t matter if you out played us in less you can actually finish the game off

  3. GSHL Observer on October 31st, 2009 7:14 am

    For Union to survive so many mistakes and absolutely handing the ball to Camas on many occasions, it is crystal clear that the better team won. If you can’t put away a win with all those free gifts then you should not win the game. What we saw last night was maturity, guts, and a winning attitude by the Titans. Union was confident they would win and they found a way. The more important question is why did Camas play not to lose instead of play to win? Y’all should think long and hard about that.

  4. Owl on October 31st, 2009 7:17 am

    Congratulations to Union! Great team.

    Shame on the Principal at Union High School. No restroom facilities available for parents, kids and Grand Parents that go watch the games. No scoreboard?

    About Frosh Football. Great team as well. They could have been champions. The coaches should be fired. They worked the same kids over and over and player rotation was near zero. All kids want to play and contribute, win or defeat. I appreciate your time and effort coaches but you don’t get it. You are discouraging kids that can learn and contribute. You can’t do so by being an espectator. You have to let the kids play. What is your point? You had your shot and you lost. You lost because you have tunnel vision not because of the kids lack of trying….

  5. sickwitit on October 31st, 2009 7:30 am

    camas played tough. you cannot take that away from them. the o line had great pass pro, grindy hit his targets. bravo to them.

    but when you look at the scoring drives… only a couple of them were actual drives!! because unions offense fumbled the ball due to camas pressure inside the red zone.

    yes, it was a good game.

    but you have to credit union as the better team.

    if camas is in the same level.. then why cant they win after being GIVEN the ball so many times? after having big mo on their side for about 38 minutes of that game. the better teams know how to bring it all together and thats just what the titans did.

    they never gave up. they had heart. and they kept it classy.

    camas student section, as an unbais fan i was a bit disappointed in them. the “over rated” chants and the “u-suck” and just a number of different slurrs and what not.. just not classy. the union students did get a little vulgar at times to, but camas did antagonize. union first got off the bus and the kids booes at first sight. but o well i guess thats all in the spirit of the game. overall best game and best atmosphere to be apart of asa fan.

  6. Storm Fan on October 31st, 2009 9:18 am

    It sounds like Union played there worst game of the year and still Came out on top.Great job boys

  7. RandomFootballFan on October 31st, 2009 9:34 am

    It was a fantastic game by both teams…

    Camas came out in the first half and played their best football of the year..

    Union came out in the second half and played their best football of the year.

    Fortunately for Union they to Uncle Mo and turned it into a win.

    I thought both student sections were what you expect at a big rivalry game…

    Passionate for their team.

    You always are going to have a few knuckleheads on both sides who have no class…goes for the adults too!

    I was startled by the massive number of Union fans that left early…OOPS!

    Union played their worst game of the year? No, I think they played their best game of the year..they came out…got hit in the face, knocked down, and came back and won.

    Camas by far played their best game of the year.

    Best of luck to both teams in the playoffs!

  8. Fan of the U on October 31st, 2009 9:44 am

    Camas played a very good game. They were poised and executed well. They would have won this game had they been able to turn all of those turnovers into points. Unions defense deserves a lot of credit for keeping them in this game while their offense was floundering.
    What a great rivalry- classy move by the Camas band to play the Union fight song before the game.
    Officiating was very poor – spots by that line judge should be reviewed by the EFOA because they almost impacted the outcome. The offensive PI call against Saylor was a joke also.
    Both teams and schools should be proud today.!!!!

  9. Titan on October 31st, 2009 9:51 am

    that was one of the sickest games ever!
    go union!
    seriously camas, it doesnt matter if union was “outplayed until the last 9 min” cause we killed it last quarter and we kind of have a thing of doing that haha
    great game and have a good homecoming :)

  10. camas on October 31st, 2009 10:12 am

    Thank you fan of the U. I agree that both teams played really well. Union came out on top. They are a good team and deserve it but so did Camas. The players won that game but the coaches lost it for them. Still I respect that Union is a good team and I really do hope both teams do good in the playoffs. They both represent Camas, WA and it’s nice to see the two teams are ranked 1st and 2nd in the league.

  11. Armchair QB on October 31st, 2009 10:55 am

    As a Camas grad with kids going to Union, I was hoping for a close game. At the last minute I decided to skip it when the shuttle driver said it was SRO and a complete zoo at Doc Harris. By the way, great move Union Boosters on securing the shuttles! I heard the Camas band for the first time at the vball match Thursday night at CHS, so I knew the atmosphere at Doc would be over-the-top excitement. I strongly suspect that if Union had such an intimate stadium & setting like Doc, they would generate the same atmosphere. I saved $$ and went to McKenzie for a free double header. What a disappointment. HHS band can’t hold a candle to either Union or Camas. The atmosphere picked up tremendously when the Mtn View band took over in game 2. I may have missed an instant, unforgettable classic, but at least I (and we all) get to watch the highlights on this page (thanks Bryan!!!) and on KATU blitz: http://www.katu.com/sports/hsblitz/video2009/67834417.html?video=pop&t=a

    Best of luck to both teams in the playoffs!

  12. hey on October 31st, 2009 11:34 am

    GREAT JOB CAMAS!!! keep your heads up you played an amazing game, but sadley there is always a winner and loser in football and you guys just barely got the short end of the stick. I have no doubt in my mind you guys will take it to Liberty and make it to the dome, great job guys and good luck, good luck to union too.

  13. SkyviewStormFan on October 31st, 2009 11:35 am

    Camas won that game. maybe not shown by the score, but thats the truth. Did Union really play their worst game of the season ? Because Union has a great team doesnt mean that they played a bad game. it means Camas has 100x more heart than Union and the Papermakers came out and showed Union how it was done. Union got lucky. and i hope Union has fun next year when they come to play camas. Because next time Camas will run Union to the ground. I hope this game shut up all those Union fans saying that Union was going to kill camas. Union got lucky when they beat the Storm and the Storm got lucky when they beat camas. So enough said. Good luck to Camas in the playoffs!!!!! if they play how they played last night their going to take it all the way!!!

  14. hey on October 31st, 2009 11:51 am

    that was pretty funny at the end when Penaranda tried to hug the ref. that made me laugh. LOL

  15. Knute on October 31st, 2009 11:57 am

    Thanks for posting that, armchair!

    I think that most of the predictions for this game were way off. I did say 28-27 Union, but the game certainly didn’t go by my script. My point in saying why I thought it would be close is because of the rivalry factor. Whether it’s Army-Navy; Michigan-Ohio St, or Camas-Union. Rivalry games are difficult to predict due to the emotion of the game. That being said, Union – where was the emotion last night? Seniors; what about the last time you played there? Did you forget how they rubbed your noses in it? Very disapointing.

    Union coaching staff; where was the usual complex offense that puts the defense on their heels. All you did was option right & option left all night -VERY disappointing.

    Officials; why do you believe that you should determine the outcome of these games? Get out of the way, let the kids play & make sure it is done within the rules. Do not play to the emotions of the crowd & make COMPLETELY OUTRAGEOUS spots, and call umpteen personal fouls! You are a joke! but the problem is that it’s not very funny. Unbelievably disapointing, hope all you jokers get overlooked for the playoffs. You have been miserable all season & I don’t care if you are volunteeting – do it right or get the hell out of there!

    Camas, good luck the rest of the way. After what I saw last night I think Liberty should be very concerned.

    Union – get your act together! That was not the same team we have seen all year. You were lucky to get this win. I really hope that you didn’t come away satisfied with how the game went. I hope your expectations are higher than that.

    As I stated earlier, the only thing that was not disappointing is the way Camas as a community rose to the occasion and handled this event in a professional way. There are some on here saying that the game would be a mess & Doc Harris couldn’t support a game of this magnitude – you people were wrong, everything went fine with some traffic exceptions – but, so what – big deal. The remodel is overdue, but it was still a terrific night of football at a charasmatic venue.

  16. titan fan on October 31st, 2009 12:03 pm

    Hey Owl, post #4, your a joke. What does Union’s principal have to do with the guest bathrooms? The game was at Camas. Is Mr. Principal suppose to bring in his own portapotties? LOL, how dumb.
    You obviously have a son that didn’t play too much. Tunnel vision by the coaches? It might be that those three or four coaches don’t see as much in your son as you do, which is probably correct. Might just be tunnel vision on your part.
    All coaches at the high school and middle school should be thanked for putting in so much time, for very little pay, win or lose. Also, your little boy may have been a star in middle school, but its high school now. These coaches have to win or they hear it from annoying parents like yourself. Get over it, JR. just isnt as good as you think.

  17. Owl on October 31st, 2009 12:37 pm

    Please don’t make this personal Tiatan Fan. It takes many to “tango”. That is players, coaches and parents that support the whole effort. What is the purpose beside winning in this effort. The purpose is teaching, coachin, team work, enthusiasm, etc.

    If you have 90% of your team on the sidelines and don’t rotate all players, what you are doing is shutting doing the hopes of the rest. Discouraging them like they are not part of a team. All for one, one for all. Every member of a team is valuable and has his own skill set. A skill set that is the duty of the coaches and player to discover, expand and excel. It is a team, remember that.

    Concerning the facilities at Union, it is embarrassing. A top notch highschool with no restroom facilities, no covered seating area and NO SCOREBOARD! Mediocrity at best.

    :)

  18. SkyviewStormFan on October 31st, 2009 12:38 pm

    Camas won that game. maybe not shown by the score, but thats the truth. Did Union really play their worst game of the season ? Because Union has a great team doesnt mean that they played a bad game. it means Camas has 100x more heart than Union and the Papermakers came out and showed Union how it was done. Union got lucky. and i hope Union has fun next year when they come to play camas. Because next time Camas will run Union to the ground. I hope this game shut up all those Union fans saying that Union was going to kill camas. Union got lucky when they beat the Storm and the Storm got lucky when they beat camas. So enough said. Good luck to Camas in the playoffs!!!!! if they play how they played last night their going to take it all the way!!! Also Good Fan support for both teams!!

  19. Vanwa 17 on October 31st, 2009 12:50 pm

    I will say this……I have been watching sports for 25 years….this was a GREAT game by both schools!!!! Nobody should take anything away from either side. The kids played with a ton of heart and emotion…that should have been expected. I would agree with an earlier posting and say that with as many turnovers as union had…camas has nobody to blame but themselves. Hats off to Union for playing until the FINAL whistle…..Camas hold your heads up….but next time put the game away!!! Great Job boys!

  20. Just Sayin' on October 31st, 2009 12:56 pm

    Owl, are you speaking of the facilities at UNION HIGH SCHOOL? Are you talking about the freshman game?

  21. Just an fyi on October 31st, 2009 12:58 pm

    The officiating at McKenzie last night for BOTH games was also a disgrace. The district needs to evaluate all officials on an individual basis for each game and get rid of a number of these guys who are there for the “Pay” and not to keep these kids safe foremost and call a fair game under the rules. It would not be out of the question to start a NEW officials association over here in SW Washington and bring in new guys. The current association is pathetic!

  22. fan of the u on October 31st, 2009 1:00 pm

    I don’t see how anyone can say camas was the better team. Union turned the ball over 7 times, had possession about a quarter of the time of camas and still out gained camas in rushing yards and passing yards. So someone please explain to me how camas is a better team. It’s still unclear to me.

  23. greater saint on October 31st, 2009 1:45 pm

    hey union is doing what they can… camas i think is the only team with a turf practice field and that practice field they also play games on and they just got a scoreboard for that…

  24. Storm Fan on October 31st, 2009 1:46 pm

    I think maybe it is time for all the people who complain about the officiating to get off there butts and volunteer your time and become a ref. I have been giving it serious thought and will be looking into it after the season is over

  25. greater saint on October 31st, 2009 1:49 pm

    fan of u camas defense is the reason for the turnovers… turnovers just dont happen the defense caused it to happen camas had better defense im not so sure which team is better but on that night union was the better team

  26. panda on October 31st, 2009 2:25 pm

    Owl the bathrooms are inside the school and why do you need a scoreboard for a frosh football game the union titans frosh team put shame to the frosh men teams the past two years.

  27. panda on October 31st, 2009 2:39 pm

    what do you mean who is the bacon?

  28. Brittney on October 31st, 2009 2:39 pm

    WHOS HOUSE ?!

    OUR HOUSE !!

    WE WON FAIR AND SQUARE GET OVER IT ALREADY !!!!

  29. World Of Warcraft Fan on October 31st, 2009 2:45 pm

    Skyviewstormfan, your dumb. Union had 7 turnovers and over 100 yards in penalties. How can you not say that that game was the worst game they have ever played? Yes it was close and camas did look very good i must not lie. They are still a power house. But 7 turnovers and 100 yards in penalties dang.. you should look at this game more closely.

  30. Owl on October 31st, 2009 2:49 pm

    Panda. What good do they do when the doors are locked and the espectators don’t know where to go? Common sense and organization is overdue.

    A score board is so basic, not even worth discussing no matter what game category you are playing between two schools. It should be a given.

    I am not trying to over criticize, just bringing up some things observed throughout this season.

    Yes the players did an outstanding effort but let me tell you something. They could have won every single game. They did not because the coaches relied and overworked just a few players over and over. Kids get tired, their brains stop functioning, that is why it is critical to rotate. To take advantage of all the skills available.

    There is always room for improvement and now maybe the time. For the players that stand on the sidelines game after game eventhough they can do and excel, don’t give up. Raise your hand and call your coach out. Tell him or them that you are there to play as much as the other guy. If they don’t understand that, choose another sport, don’t waste your time. If you can play football, you can play any sport and excel.

    Lastly, what is the deal with the 500lbs referees? What happened to fitness?

  31. World Of Warcraft Fan on October 31st, 2009 2:51 pm

    Also stormfan how does union have no heart we came back down 31 to 14 in the last 6 minutes of the 4th quarter. We have no heart? I think alot of heart was left out on that field as well as camas did for their homecoming game. Please leave this commenting page on the union camas game you have no reason to be here and your a disgrace to say union has no heart. It takes a love for the game to play football stop talking the union football program down.

  32. panda on October 31st, 2009 2:56 pm

    Owl and where we getting the money for a score board panda? No the frosh were not talented at all like they have been in the past. They were weak slow and out of shape. they deserve what they got and the kids on the sidelines were pathetic thats why they didn’t play. The referees are retired dont be a jerk. The frosh football team only made our winning image look bad.

  33. panda on October 31st, 2009 3:00 pm

    SkyviewStormFan obviously your mentally challenged so i wont even talk about how dumb you sound when talking.

  34. Just Sayin' on October 31st, 2009 3:01 pm

    Skyview storm fan…c’mon, I’m guessing you weren’t even at this game. To come on here and make the statement that ‘camas won that game’ when camas did not win that game is stupid! Union won, give them their due. It’s like it’s been said woulda, coulda, shoulda..don’t mean a thing when the scoreboard says zero time left. Also, to insinuate that Union has no heart, again…i’m guessin you weren’t even there so why your even saying crap here is stupid, but since you said it. There was practically no chance of Union winning that game at the start of the 4th quarter – zero! Camas was clicking & Union just kept handing them the ball. Yet, somehow they dug deep and managed to find a way. If that’s what you call no heart than I’m afraid that you may not fully understand what it means to face adversity and the overcome it.

    ‘Union got lucky when they beat the Storm’: I still don’t understand how the Union fullback runs 20+ yards untouched into the end zone – right into the teeth of Skyview’s defense is ‘lucky’. Also, remember in that game Skyview scored a meaningless td as the clock ran out. So,although the score was 14-9, for all intents & purposes it really should have been 14-3, so how’s that luck? Don’t think you can come on here, make really poor decisions on what you say and feel good about yourself ‘cuz you ran some other team down & not get challenged. You must learn to deal with reality and stop makin up your own.

  35. panda on October 31st, 2009 3:06 pm

    Well put Just Sayin. Well put.

  36. GSHL Observer on October 31st, 2009 3:17 pm

    Agree with Just Sayin about SkyviewStormFan. Luck was not a factor in pounding the Storm or the Papermakers. Sorry you are so jealous of heart, guts, grits, and determination. Maybe you should learn a lesson from this book to better yourself and your team. Not everyone has the skill to achieve what Union has achieved this year. You are clearly not one of them. Until now, I had a great respect for your team, now I am wondering about your jealousy factor. No, I take that back, you could not possibly be representing your team. Your team has heart that you never will. Camas lost and so did the Storm.

  37. 40 on October 31st, 2009 3:18 pm

    I think if Camas had a better red zone offense, they might have found a way to capitalize on the fumbles they caused. We basically have no power when it comes time to try and power through the D and get those hard yards down inside the 10. I can almost gaurantee Eagle will add something for next year to compensate for this, he is a smart coach and if I can figure this out, he will to.

  38. titan fan on October 31st, 2009 3:29 pm

    Owl, still sounds like sour grapes because JR. didn’t get as much playing time. I’m a huge fan of the Titans,but one thing that really bothers me about some of the kids and parents is that they have enough money to buy them whatever they want or have wanted. Spoiled!! Well, you can’t buy playing time so they come out and whine about some coaches not being fair.

    Do you realize that these are the same coaches that were considered excellent coaches in Unions first two years? What happened? Did they all of a sudden forget what they were doing? NO, its a whiny parent whos kid didnt get enough playing time and the team was not as talented as in the past and lost.

    Not playing + four losses = whiny parent (owl)!!!!

    Also, why try to ruin someones work life because of this. As stated before thank these high school men and women who take the time to coach your kid. They obviously are teaching your kids more life lessons than your teaching of how to be a good whiner and finger pointer.

  39. 40 on October 31st, 2009 3:38 pm

    what are you upset about panda? you come on here once all season and start talkin smack. what about my last post offended you.

  40. GSHL Observer on October 31st, 2009 3:39 pm

    40, no dissing Fisher but he is not the guy to do what you desire. Also, try a two back set more often. This can add blocking and push at the point of attack. Your line played great. Also, motioning a tight end to the point of attack can add strength AKA Bill Walsh and the 49ers. In addition, Grindy should use his wheels more often. This run and slide BS is ridiculous. He is a great athlete and he should be allowed to show it.

  41. professional bejewler on October 31st, 2009 3:43 pm

    40 cool ur jets we dont want any internet fighting

  42. panda on October 31st, 2009 3:46 pm

    the titans are desent football players, but lets see how they handle there through lines in the second act.

  43. 40 on October 31st, 2009 4:19 pm

    A two back set with a blocking TE is exactly what I’m wanting observer. I think next year we will see some ot that, with a little play action as well.

    Pro BJ, was that you trying to be funny?

  44. Union Dad on October 31st, 2009 4:25 pm

    Random, if you in anyway shape or form thought the defense kept Union in the game till the offense got going you obviously did not watch the game, Unions defensive line did not even get close to Grindy, he had all day to pick apart D-backs.
    For all the superstars and known names on both teams, anyone who has ever played at any level knows the games are won and lost in the trenches, Camas just plain kicked our defenses A–, Kessler better get his D-line playing or get some fresh meat in there, or this will be a very short post season.
    That said, Union got the win,that’s all, and when all is said and done, The Titans are league champs again!

  45. 40 on October 31st, 2009 4:28 pm

    sorry pro bj I shouldnt have said that last thing about you trying to be funny. I’m sure you meant no malice in your post.

  46. Storm Football Alumni on October 31st, 2009 4:58 pm

    I’ve been reading this website for a while now to keep up with my team after graduating last year, and haven’t really had anything to say until now.

    So get ready cause it’s epic.

    Earlier today, I was watching ESPN, and they were talking about the Iowa-Indiana game. For those of you who don’t know, Iowa (the favored team) was facing a 10 point deficit going into the 4th quarter, but came back together after playing terribly in the third to score 28 points and win the game! So the commentator goes “That’s the thing about really good football teams, they just find a way to get things done.”

    Such is the case with Union. Like Iowa, they played terribly–by their standards–for most of the game, but when it counted they pulled it together. And in the end, that’s all that matters.

  47. Fan of the U on October 31st, 2009 5:21 pm

    This is the real Fan of the U -there is an imposter on here.

    Penaranda was epic last night !!!!!

  48. Knute on October 31st, 2009 5:47 pm

    Storm football alumni…well put & good luck to your alma mater! I really believe that Skyview would love a rematch with Marysville-Pilchuck, maybe you get your talented Sophomore RB back by then. Union fan pulling for Skyview BIG TIME! HHS is hopeless with that soft defense.

  49. Knute on October 31st, 2009 6:12 pm

    What happened to meanmachine, camas GED, hard hitter & all the rest of the Camas big talkers? Your team was awesome last night & in reality outplayed Union. You got no reason to be ashamed. Come out of your hiding places & lets talk about the game!

  50. greater saint on October 31st, 2009 6:21 pm

    ok lets get this straight the camas vs union game was awesome on so many levels

    2nd both teams left their souls on thew field

    3rd its over and done with union won and camas last in a hard fought game to the end

    4th stop talking about the shuolda coulda woulda, both teams are going to the playoffs and how awesome would it be if they had a rematch but for the state title this time
    GO GSHL

    GSHL DOMINATION

  51. Armchair QB on October 31st, 2009 6:55 pm

    Gee saint, the game is barely 24 hours old, and you want us to stop talking about it? What happened, did your team come out on the losing end? As I recall, there were over 350 posts on the game’s preview article. We barely reached 50 here in the post-game discussion, and someone’s crying “Uncle!” I say keep talking! What a great game it was for southwest Washington!! And beyond!!!

  52. Camas Fan on October 31st, 2009 7:46 pm

    That was the best HS game I have ever seen. I am very happy it was at Doc Harris and not Mckenzie, would not have felt the same.

    As a Camas fan, it was still cool to see Penaranda run in that first TD and have all the Union fans right there, and his game winning TD, again, to have your fans right there is really cool.

    It is hard to pick a “play of the game” when there are so many big plays. But in my mind, it has to go to union #23 DB. When Camas LB picked off Weller and camas had the ball at the 12 up 31-14. If they go up 38-14 then i think it is over. but #23 picked off Logan HUGE play.

    Good luck to both teams this weekend. lets only hope they dont both play on the same night. I want to see both teams play.

  53. greater saint on October 31st, 2009 8:06 pm

    its the past.. everyone has gotten there say in and now its time to focus on playoffs… and yes i am a camas fan and former player

  54. DCGardner on October 31st, 2009 8:46 pm

    I agree to a certian extent that Camas shouldn’t dwell on this game, but learn that you need to execute on EVERY oppertunity and EVERY big play. They had that game at the onside kick, but they just didn’t execute. The same thing could be said of Union. I lost count of how many turnovers and very avoidable penalties they had.

    Believe me, if I were a Union or Camas football player I would dread the thought of facing the gauntlet-like practices in store for both teams to smash out the faults (Not dropping the ball would be a good place to start Union) and to make sure that they open up playoffs perfectly.

    I mean seriously! Take away half the turnovers and this game had the potential to be a laugher.

  55. Eowyn on October 31st, 2009 9:12 pm

    Wow, so much humility on this site today, especially considering all the trash of the past few weeks.

    I expected a low-scoring game, like the Storm-Titan game, given the power of both teams defense and offense, though I did think Union would win.

    Having said that, I got there late, did not pay to go in and STAND along the track (saved money and stood at the fenceline, then later by the scoreboard on the bumper of our Jeep – great view!). I was pretty surprised to see Camas up 21-14 with 5 minutes left in the game. My son, a sophmore at Union, was in Tacoma for Cross Country Regionals, and when I texted him the score, we both agreed that it looked like Union might be handed its pride by the Papermakers. We thought about leaving, as many U fans did, but decided to stick it out.
    I hate watching my teams lose (that’s why I am NOT watching the Seahawks again this Year!!! lol), but was SOO GLAD we stayed until the Fat Lady SANG!

    Watching Union comeback, in the face of such adversity, was something to behold. It shows such heart, passion, and committment to comeback when you are down by so much. It is SOO EASY to get demoralized and just give up. I watched it happen to every team that played Union in league play (other than Camas). I told my husband, who is NOT a football fan, that it was possible for Union to comeback, but I didn’t really think they could. What an AMAZING end of game.

    Complete respect for the Camas team. They played well and thier quarterback has a great arm. However, I agree with the others on this post who have noted that Camas could not put the game away despite having been GIVEN so many opportunities. After listening to the Camas crowd and thier negative chants (it was NOT just a FEW!), it did seem like poetic justice to hear them go very QUIET the last two minutes of the game. Nevertheless, Camas will need to dig even deeper than Union yesterday did to beat Liberty.

    As for officials, yeah, they all suck, especially when your team got the bad call. Ever watched a Trailblazer or Seahawks game? Those guys are professionals and they call it wrong all the time. It shouldn’t surprise us that mere volunteers can’t get it right. All of us, including the players and coaches just need to accept it and play to the best of their ability. I am guessing here, but I doubt many games have truly been lost due to officiating.

    Go TITANS!

  56. Armchair QB on October 31st, 2009 9:52 pm

    Does anyone have, or know of someone who has, the full game on video? The highlights are nice, but they’re no substitute for the full drama played out by seeing all the in-between plays, penalties & timeouts, and hearing the cheers, band, etc. Was there a pre-game Camas senior night intro? Half-time entertainment by Camas dance team? Just curious…

  57. 40 on October 31st, 2009 10:05 pm

    The halftime entertainment was actually good this time. The Camas Band did a little ghost busters song and skit and then did thriller, dance routine and all.

    I’m still not over the loss, I cant stop thinking about all the missed opportunities!!! With the win, Union has a very favorable road into at least the elite 8. Camas now has to face #4 liberty and with a win would most likely face #1 bellevue.

  58. Wishful thinking on October 31st, 2009 10:06 pm

    Last night was no doubt the most epic game in GSHL 3A history.

    Yet, despite all the news, videos, and fourm flaming there are still a lot of unanswered questions.

    I’m not going to argue about which team is better or bad reffs, or portapotties. I’m just going to say this: to all you union fans out there, I hope we meet again at this year’s state finals……

  59. Armchair QB on October 31st, 2009 10:49 pm

    Thanks 40! You’ll get over it soon enough. Heck, you have less than a week to get psyched up for another great game at the Doc! And who knows, if you pull off a win over Liberty, “Wishful thinking” might be posting about the second most epic game in GSHL 3A history. Is this a great time of year or what? :-)

  60. silky smooth on November 1st, 2009 4:56 am

    The heart that the Titans showed out there friday night was simply amazing. They could not have battled through more adversity and to keep their cool and never give up is once again, simply amazing.. Nathaniel Panaranda should strongly be considered for the all-region player of the year. He has put up huge numbers at just about every position on the field. It was good to see Mitch Saylor have a strong showing. He is starting to look like the same player as last year. Brandon Weller showed extreme poise in the 4th quarter after being eaten alive during the first 3. It was great to see him step up in clutch situations and lead his team to victory. T.J Boatright shined for the first time all season and came through when the Titans needed it most. All the Titans should be proud of how they handled themselves when the going got tough.

    Great game. Fantastic Atmosphere. Couldn’t ask for a better rivalry high school football game!

  61. NoCalHomer on November 1st, 2009 10:28 am

    Great Game & Tough Loss for Camas…make no mistake UNION is the best team in the GSHL, followed by SKYVIEW then Camas. The rest is a muddled mess that doesnt matter Heritage and River are not playoff caliber teams and will be out in the first round from what I can see.

    Camas played their absolute best game of the season…Union on of their worst for 3 qtrs…great teams find a way to win in adverse situations. Union and Skyview have both done this and thats why they are champions of each of their perspective leagues.

    Union will make the most noise of all GSHL teams…Skyview will hang for a round or two before “lack of depth” effects their playoff run. Camas is probably a one and done team.

    It will be difficult to see them do anything else given the importance they place upon the Union game in that community. Camas is all out of bullets and wont be able to recover from a game that they let slips away in the end!

    Looking forward to the playoffs and a Union move to 4A in 2010!

  62. SkyviewStormFan on November 1st, 2009 11:07 am

    World Of Warcraft Fan, i was at the game im pretty sure i know what im saying. how about you go watch the game video cuz Union was offsides on the onside kick. Union got lucky. Union was nothing to be proud about. im not saying they didnt play a bad game im saying camas is a good team and union cant say they played bad, BEcause you have to show up for big games if your truly a good team.

  63. SkyviewStormFan on November 1st, 2009 11:13 am

    Also world of warcraft fan, i didnt say Union has “no” heart i said camas had more heart than them. but Union didnt play with heart for 3 and a 1/2 quarters. Trust me i know it takes heart. And Union is a cocky team theres a difference from heart and being cocky. telling from your screen name (world of warcarf fan) you shouldnt be talking football. get a life.

  64. SkyviewStormFan on November 1st, 2009 11:28 am

    And to all you other guys dissin me, go ahead get mad at what i said. Union has been talked up for so long im tired of it! they havent been challenged for 2 seasons and friday they almost got bit in the [but] for it. go ahead and be happy for “your” team. cuz this is the last season in a lonngggg time your gonna be happy with it. union is an all senior team minus like 2 keys players. camas has what? 6 seniors? the rest juniors..haha its funny the only people that are dissin are union fans.. thats odd…

  65. Enough BS on November 1st, 2009 12:00 pm

    Skyview StormFan: Enough BS. It is obvious to everyone that you are NOT a Skyview football player or even affiliated with the SHS football program. As someone who is, I’m growing tired of your crap and the way it makes us look. Pick a new handle.

  66. Armchair QB on November 1st, 2009 12:02 pm

    StormFan, to quote Buzz Lightyear, “You are a sad, strange little man. You have my pity.” Of course we don’t know your gender for certain, but one thing’s for sure: Camas #35 was offside on the onside kick, not any Union player. Didn’t matter since no flag was thrown. You seem to resent Union the way Boston fans resent the Yankees. Please keep in mind the U has been around for all of 3 years, only 2 years with any seniors. So they hardly qualify as a local dynasty. And know this, little man (or woman): Union is DEEP. This most certainly will NOT be their last successful season in a long time. Most of the rest of your comments are utter nonsense and vitriol. About the only one I agree with is “Storm got lucky when they beat Camas.” GO GSHL!!!

  67. whatagame on November 1st, 2009 12:56 pm

    wow… all i can say. i have been watching high school football for over 20 years and have never seen anything like that.

    great job to both teams! Best part…

    PENARANDA HUGGING THE REF!!!

  68. Grundyfan on November 1st, 2009 3:47 pm

    The game does not matter you should all be thankful you got to see the best quarterback in washington since devin grindy play. Logan Grindy will be playing on saturdays and sundays. Camas all day!!!

  69. Kitchen on November 1st, 2009 4:59 pm

    Grindy best qb in Sw Washington, please. Lets not fiorget Grayson is about to pass 9,000 yards has passed for something like 60 TD’s and has rushed for around 2,000 yards. Grindy will be playing on saturdays if you buy a ticket to go see him at Central Washington. Grayson will also play on Saturdays, but he will be on your TV playing in Pac 10 WAC or Big 12.

  70. Just Sayin' on November 1st, 2009 5:06 pm

    Jake Heaps of Skyline in Seattle is supposedly the highest rated QB in the NATION! So, don’t get too carried away with all the talk of the local QB’s. There are whole other parts of this state and they play football there too.

  71. greater saint on November 1st, 2009 5:49 pm

    sorry grundy fan but Scott Hagenson was the best QB i have seen since 2005

  72. Beenthere, dothat on November 1st, 2009 6:16 pm

    To Panda, Titan Fan, and anyone else who think they have the insight on the Little Jr’s of FB and our income… I had a son who played frosh football and they didn’t win b/c of great coaching, they won b/c of the athletic talent that was out there. They could have put in any line up and won. And as far as volunteering their time-Make no mistake about it, these are extended responsibility positions that they get paid for on top of their regular teacher’s pay. At that level, it IS the time to try and let everyone get playing time b/c , let’s face it, there’s no better teacher than “Game Time”. The coaching is very weak at that level and could be the reason why they are not having a winning season. They are very disconnected from the JV/Varsity program and staff. My son played, but the coaches did not teach and rarely had anything positive to say to nonstarters. For crying out loud, they didn’t even play one player for the first three games who now starts on varsity as a sophomore. The Varsity saw the talent that the Freshmen coaches can’t. Truly the worst thing a coach can do is NOT lose every game, but take away the love for the game from any player. These frosh coaches experienced winning but they took the love of the game from too many kids.

    My advice to Owl: Your son can take this one of two ways. He can let the coaches make him want to just give up or…… he can take the adversity and become determined to be a better player. My son took every off- season minute he could to play better at the next level. He honed all that bitterness and frustration and turned it into determination and will. Without the negative experience at the frosh level, he would not have been motivated to do so, so in that respect I’m grateful for the difficult experience.
    Panda, you obviously don’t have a kid playing frosh ball so get off the almighty ‘I can bash your kid” trip as if you know what’s going on. Before you do any more blogging at least do spell check:) You’re probably one of those, that if you have a kid you are the coach of the team so that you can ensure that your child gets their playing time. And Titan Fan, how dare you make giving our kids whatever we can a bad thing. I know that a few of us parents who found out a kid wasn’t playing fb this year cause their parents couldn’t afford the fees, pitched in to pay. I’m not embarrassed for chosing to take my hard earned money and putting it toward such a worthy cause. That’s how the Titan Family rolls!! I find it hard to believe you’re a Titan Fan. Probably a fair weather one at that, for I don’t believe you could have a kid at Union and make such a derrogative statement about our parents & kids. You call them “spoiled” while I call them “blessed”!!!!!

  73. Bryan Levesque on November 1st, 2009 6:39 pm

    I think “Beenthere, dothat” makes a good point.

    Now, I do not know any of the Freshmen coaches down here, so I am not talking about any of them. Just my own experience way back in the day.

    I was told by one of my freshmen coaches midway through my Frosh season, that I was no good, and would never play varsity football as a LB. I was demoted from 1st string to 4th and moved to back up OL. I knew he did not like me and that he was crazy. The next season, as a Soph I was backing up 2 Sr’s on Varsity at LB and earned my Varsity Letter, then started at LB my Jr and Sr years.

    I could have give up because that one person told me I would never make it, but I did not. I hope that is not the norm at the Frosh level, but I also hope that kids dont let it get to them. If you want it, then go get it!

  74. greater saint on November 1st, 2009 7:53 pm

    been there don that there are a few coaches that are volunteers and dont get paid just becuase the love the game of football and wanted to coach but the school couldnt pay them

  75. 40 on November 1st, 2009 8:04 pm

    greater saint, I know scotty and ejnoyed watching him play, that being said, is your comment serious?

  76. uniontitans on November 1st, 2009 8:11 pm

    yeah your so right people about this is unions last good year in a long time even though there JV team is undefeated right now and plays camas tomorrow! go titans!

  77. titan fan on November 1st, 2009 8:44 pm

    Way to take what I said out of context Beenthere. When I said buy them anything, I meant every little thing they asked for and if you consider that a good cause then your kids are missing out on reality. Some of the rich parents can’t buy their kid playing time, probably the first thing Jr. has asked for and can’t have. Boo hooo. So lets call for the coaches head. Also, I said some kids, not the whole program. Mostly just the whiny kids and parents.
    I think its great you donated to another family, I did the same thing for a ccyf family, but paid the whole thing myself.
    I am a die hard titan fan and have been since the opening.
    You mentioned the extra stipend these coaches get. Did you know that Piland is paid about 6grand and all of the assistants are paid 4500 for all those hours. What do the freshman coaches get from you and owl, insults. Well, I know a lot of these men and woman and they may say or do stuff you don’t like, like everyone at some point in their lives, but give them some credit. I’m sure Piland knows who he is hiring, at least more about them than you.

    BTW, my kid gets playing time, but if he doesn’t or the next one doesn’t I will accept it and tell them to work harder. I won’t cry to have someone fired.

  78. Beenthere, dothat on November 2nd, 2009 12:06 am

    Titan Fan and Greater Saint. I realize coaches aren’t paid a lot, heck just their teaching job alone averages down to about .25 cents per kid an hour. Whether they volunteer or get paid oodles, that does not mean they are a good coach. I don’t want their heads, job, or livlihood-just know that because you love the game or love kids, does not automatically give you coaching skills. You can be a great person but that doesn’t mean you can coach well.
    T.F. how do you know that every rich parent gives their kid anything they ask for? Pretty presumptuous. You say “some of the rich parents can’t buy their kid playing time”. Like they have bought their kid playing time up til now???? I’m not rich but if I knew that would have been an option, I would have paid any amount of money to not see my kid get the fun and enjoyment sucked out of him. Maybe your kid isn’t having a negative experience and that’s great, but b/c someone else’s kid is I find it heartless that you chastise instead of sympathize or at least be thankful that you don’t have to be on that end of the stick.

    I’m just saying-everyone who plays sports usually has a coach at some point that isn’t the best. You can’t say they’re not out there b/c I’ve had my own share of poor ones during my career, but fortunately more great ones that the bad ones helped me appreciate more. It’s how you deal with the poor ones that shape you into being a better player ………even person. Some GOOD athletes are not playing fb this year b/c of their experience as frosh. You can’t say it’s not so b/c I have heard the words out of their mouth as to why they are not playing. I, therefore, don’t want someone to give up b/c they’ve felt berated or devalued by a coach or by parents that say “the kids on the sideline are pathetic”. Be like Bryan and persevere and know it probably won’t be the last time you have a difficulty in a sport, and for sure life:)

  79. Owl on November 2nd, 2009 7:16 am

    Titan Fan needs to go to war. In that situation, you don’t leave anyone behind. Everyone counts. Everybody is a brother. Everybody has to pull his weight.

    Yes there are some players better than others, no doubt. The point is at Frosh level your job besides trying to win and excel is to encourage and bring out the best on kids that want to play.

    Concerning “buying playing time”… Ridiculous. Who is buying anything? I see a social complex in your statement Titan Fan. Nobody wants to buy anything.

    When a kid makes a decision to play is because he wants to learn and play. That is his mission. That is why his parents support the effort. That is how the whole thing works. Everyone is important and vital to success.

    The coaches made the same mistake over and over. Lack of rotation. The result is overworked kids that can’t think straight at the end and give the game away. It is the responsibility of a coach to snap out of the tunnel vision and be inclusive, not exclusive.

    Winning is not just a score. Winning is about participation towards the win. Every team member deserves a shot at the win.

    Regardless, there are many eyes watching this and many thoughts cross our minds. Let the experience teach and find an opportunity for improvement.

  80. Just a fan on November 2nd, 2009 8:13 am

    I have been involved also “since the beginning” I have watch three years worth of boy’s go through the same thing on the freshman team, starters stay in till they are up 40pts. then some second stringer get in. Now Piland professes to say he wants to keep as many kids as possible, but being up 30-0 at halftime and still not seeing playing time, I don’t care how dedicated you are that will make anyone leave. Before you all jump on me and say I should support the underpaid overworked coaches, they are doing this by choice, no one is saying their teaching career is in danger if they don’t coach and the Coaches at union 9th grade Coached Piland in middle school so talk about job security, and yes my son was a starter and he had to watch his friends languish on the bench and have the coaches kill the love of the game in them, they never even got a shot, BAD FORM very BAD FORM.
    I here this a lot how the this years crop of seniors is the only reason for their winning ways, while they do have some good players they also have players that think they are entitled, I am going to give just a small rundown of what is to come, in no particular order Browning, Brodie-hiem, Boatwright, Miller,Lowe,Ferenchec (sp), Newman,Nelson, Rego, Kaben, Proudfit,Fritz, and a whole lot of up and comers that are not even getting a chance because of the unique situation Union has in it’s three year starters. This can be a blessing and a curse, a blessing because you get a very mature football knowledge that you otherwise would not be able to develop, a curse because the lack of competition for playing time, these Seniors have no fear that they can lose their starting position, just an observation of why there has been turmoil on this team.
    And if you think I am talking out my A–,talk with the players after the season, ask them they will let you know all is not so peachy keen in the land of Piland.

  81. Fan of the U on November 2nd, 2009 9:13 am

    Unfortunately, in sports as in life, everybody doesn’t get what they want. Every team has these type of issues in some way. Not even worth mentioning and if your kid really feels they should play more, talk to the coach in the off season and see what they can do. The Union coaches are solid.

  82. Titan fan on November 2nd, 2009 9:16 am

    I guess some of you don’t understand what I mean by not being able to buy playing time. I’m not saying you are or trying to. What I’m saying is that some of your kids have been bought everything in their short lives they have ever wanted or needed, deprived of nothing. They always get their way. Now that it comes to earning some playing time and can’t because they are not good enough, they don’t know what to do and the parents don’t know what to do either, because its never been like this.
    As far as learning to play, yes, these coaches are there to teach these kids football and life lessons. There is an expectation of kids coming in from middle school to know the game and be good enough to play at Union, Camas or CR. If they don’t know how to play very well, they sit or get hurt, but they are still a valuable part of the team. I don’t buy the being up by 40 and not getting in the game. Just doesn’t make sense and is not at all what I saw, ever. The kids will get in when they are needed or can handle the situation. You both may want to make sure your boys could handle getting hit by a Taylor Nelson or Zach Strausbaugh before you wish for playing time. If they did get in, got hurt, who is the first person your going to blame? HHHHmmmm I wonder??

    Every team has turmoil and I would say I have heard very little out of all Union’s sports. A very successful athletic program that can’t provide playing time for everyone. If your kid wants playing time, they should go to Fort, Prairie or Bay, lots of time to be had over there.

    I also realize that the coaches are making the choice to coach your kids, but instead of constant complaining why don’t you give them a thank you. Very rarely heard when your a coach, which is so sad. The wheel will just keep turning, when your sons have kids I’m sure they have learned to be great complainers like yourself.

  83. 40 on November 2nd, 2009 9:38 am

    you and I are on the opposite ends on this one Knute. I’ve watched it once and haven’t been able to watch it again. I cant stop thinking of all the missed opportunities!!

  84. Owl on November 2nd, 2009 9:49 am

    Titan Fan. Coaches need as much of a thank you as a please snap out of an old methodology. That is win at all cost eventhough it will cost you 80% of the team watching a game they are not part of.

    Now, let’s talk about “responsibility”. A player needs to “assume” responsibility for a win or a loss, by being happy, by job well done, by the effort pay off, by his growing popularity or the shame of the loss.

    How could you expect assumption of responsibility “either way” if 80% of the team is not part of it just because of tunnel vision coming from the coaches?

    By assuming responsibility and being part of something you get automatic encouragement if you win or to improve if you don’t win. If you don’t get the chance to play, you are at a “stand still”.

    That is all. Maybe Varsity si and must be more competitive, but Frosh is about “molding” a player to the best of his abilities and put them to play. Let the kid grow not abandonment.

    Remember that parents make a great effort to support the team by helping out and to be there when they need to be there for the kids when they play and practice. If they don’t get the chance to play, what is the point?

  85. Titan fan on November 2nd, 2009 10:07 am

    Get a clue Owl, your son is not good enough to play. With the twelve coaches at Union probably agreeing with me, that is my conclusion. Your just not going to get it. Have him transfer to a school where he might be able to compete for playing time and a pat on the head if thats what you want. My gosh, its football, not preschool.
    That old “methodology” is preparing them for future varsity games and 80% is a huge exaggeration. But thats what whiners do, they exaggerate, lie, whatever it takes to get what they want.

    Reality check, YOUR SON IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO PLAY. I’M SORRY FOR THAT BECAUSE I’M SURE HE IS A GREAT KID AND HARD WORKER. BUT THE HIGH SCHOOL COACHES ARE IN A TIME WHERE THEY HAVE TO WIN OR LOSE THEIR JOBS AND THEY DON’T WANT YOUR SON TO GET HURT. PLEASE DEAL WITH IT. PLEASE.

  86. SkyTown Beatdown on November 2nd, 2009 10:22 am

    Union please send your leftovers to us..the gshl Champs.

  87. Titan fan on November 2nd, 2009 10:33 am

    SkyTown
    you can have Owl’s son, I’m sure he would be starting on varsity, but make sure you give him a compliment or two and play him equal time so your coaches don’t get fired.

    Great season Skyview, good luck in the playoffs.

  88. Owl on November 2nd, 2009 11:05 am

    Wow Titan Fan. So much hostility. Don’t worry about my son or any son for that matter. We know what to do. Remember, school is only one thing, so is a sport. How many sports are there to play and excel. Maybe Jr. can pilot a plane instead. How about be another Lance Armstrong? Pick a sports hero and the kids can emulate them or at least try.

    It seems to me that you are perfectly happy dressing up the part but not being the part. Well, I have news for you. Being the part is where is at and kids will do whatever it takes to become what they want to be. It is up to us parents to give them the support they need, coach or no coach, titan fan or no titan fan.

    Remember these are basic team sports. The real sports are the ones where only you are the master of it and your life is on the line while you are practicing it. Examples are many.

    Chill out. Nobody is whining. Just making a point and trying to trigger a change in square minds like yours…

    Suggested reading…. http://www.amazon.com/Taking-World-Sailors-Extraordinary-Around/dp/B002QGSXQY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1257183858&sr=1-1

    :)

  89. Titan fan on November 2nd, 2009 11:23 am

    Not hostile at all, just defend those who are not allowed to defend themselves. Don’t need to chill out, don’t have a square mind, just don’t look at things the way you do. I’m all for supporting my kids and all the other kids, but I think that once they get to high school you need to let go of the hand a little. Let them fall, let them meet different personalities, be there to guide them, not to provide excuses on why your not playing and why your not winning.
    We, as a family, have run into coaches we didn’t agree with or think really knew what they were doing, but my kids stuck it out with no excuses on why they lost or why they didn’t play enough.
    If you look at all the sports at Union this fall, Union is in the top two(I believe) in every sport. A lot of these kids would be varsity athletes at other schools, even at River who was the dominant school for years. Kids who are use to getting playing time are not getting it and the ones that are have to compete day after day for what they get in every sport at Union.
    Union is a great school, a beautiful campus, great athletic program, and most importantly an outstanding academic school. People want this for their kids and will do whatever it takes to get them there, which creates a lot of competition in all areas. If you don’t like it go somewhere else. The downside to that is you chose a few more minutes in football over a better education.

  90. Your Mom on November 2nd, 2009 12:36 pm

    What is GOING ON here??!!! The haters shut up for 2 minutes and Union fans fill up the void by bashing their own program…and each other? Really?

    Though football is a ‘no-cut’ sport, it’s not a ‘guaranteed -playing time’ sport. While in theory, sure, freshman teams should be all about developing all the players, analyzing their potential, and being fair, in reality, you have 2 coaches with 50+ boys. Some, and maybe quite a few aren’t going to get in the game much. And while I think no one should ever have the experience of being told flat out ‘you aren’t good enough’, you can talk about ‘molding’ all you want, but it isn’t fun if you’re losing, even if everyone is playing.

    If you wanna talk fair, how fair is it that soccer doesn’t even HAVE a freshman team? How fair is it that very soon a large number of boys and girls are going to be cut from basketball without ever getting to play in high school? What about their potential? what about the girls who may never play volleyball because now their middle school is down to carrying only 1 team and they weren’t quite good enough?
    We all want to see our kids’ abilities and talents recognized. Either your son will hang in there, get faster, get stronger and get recognized, or hang in there and appreciated the camaraderie that comes from being on a team even if he isn’t in the game, or he’ll find some other sport or some other activity where he can shine.
    And how he handles it will demonstrate his character….and yours.

  91. bob on November 2nd, 2009 12:43 pm

    skytown: isn’t union the 3a and 4a league champs?

  92. Eowyn on November 2nd, 2009 12:46 pm

    Okay, I have to contribute to the chatter between Titan fan, Owl, Fan of the U, Just a fan, and others.

    This issue of the FRESHMAN at Union not being played is VALID. 3/4 of the team either does not play or plays very little. That DOES NOT mean they are not good players. Rather, it is a reflection in part of the sheer SIZE of the team. It is also a reflection of the coaching decisions to use thier best players to win in every game by as much as possible. I watched the freshman team two years ago for every game, and yeah, the 2nd/3rd/ and 4TH STRINGERS (that’s right, there were that many and still are!) usually did not go in until the 4th quarter, even when Union was up by 30 or 40 points. Problem? Maybe, but not if your overall goal is to develope your best players to their fullest potential.

    Having said that, I don’t think blogging about it is going to change anything. Union is trying to build a football dynasty, no doubt about it. So, if you are that concerned about your child playing or not playing, I would look into transferring. My kid played four times as a freshman and did not return to the team. Instead, he went out for Cross Country, ran as a Varsity runner all season, made it to Regionals and almost to State. Sometimes, kids just need to re-focus their energies.

    So, for all the Moms who have made comments, I love sports and love supporting my kids in thier chosen activities. However, in my house, GPA reigns supreme. I hope for your children’s sake, you are putting as much interest into their grades and what they are learning as you are into them possibly losing heart for a game they might not be suited for. High school divides winners from losers, and I don’t mean in sports. This is the age where their decisions, and yours, start to determine how they will live the rest of their lives. And believe me, I don’t think any of our kids are going to be living it in the NFL.

    Good luck!

  93. Titan fan on November 2nd, 2009 12:48 pm

    Well said Your Mom. I am not cutting on anyone or didn’t mean to. I just think we should support our great program, coaches included. A lot of kids and parents will stop the whining when their kids don’t make the middle school teams or I guess it will take the finger pointing down there with them.

    I am a huge fan of everything Union and know that not everyone is going to be happy, but lets be better about picking our battles.

  94. Titan fan on November 2nd, 2009 1:13 pm

    What? My kids not making it to the NFL? Thats why I love you union because we have so many successful choices and yes, academics comes first.

    As far as the the Freshmen team goes, gonna have to agree to disagree because I certainly didn’t see that when my son played. Not even close.

  95. Titan fan on November 2nd, 2009 1:14 pm

    P.S. I was joking about the NFL question.

  96. Just a fan on November 2nd, 2009 2:32 pm

    Well Titan fan your philosophy goes directly against what coach Piland has said ” Freshman and JV are to develop the players for Varsity. We never know when a player is going to develop, but we do not want to lose a Mitch Saylor or Brandon Weller before they even develop”
    Titan fan, you sound like one of the three year starter parents, as I said in my previous post,this is a double edge sword.
    As with you, and probably more so, we have all supported our children first then the school, then the team, and when we see another adult destroying their self esteem of course we are going to say something. Yes we have a very good team, I believe next year will be even better because competition is a good thing and should be encouraged, when absent, kid’s just as adults, get complacent, last year, Weller, Saylor, and Nelson were about the only ones that were “safe” and look what OUR precious Titans did, this is why football is such a great game, if you do a good job you will reap the benefits, it is just that we have a few Kids on this team that are getting a head start on a union mentality, and that is very disheartening when it comes to such a short period in their lives.
    Hopefully the Coaches figure things out, get the best team on the field and ALL our boys get to be part of a state championship, if not, they will get over it and be blogging on a site like this 30 years from now saying woulda, coulda, shoulda!
    Go Titans
    P.S
    Remember just because we disagree does not mean we care any less for this team than you…

  97. Just a fan on November 2nd, 2009 2:39 pm

    Titan fan,
    your kid might have been one of the lucky ones, as mine was, to catch the coaches eye and start. You are sadly mistaken the coaches do run up the score before they start subbing, this is not the Ducks and certainly not the pro’s it is a developmental stage that if done correctly, will produce years of top notch High school football.
    Go Titans

  98. Just a fan Q? on November 2nd, 2009 2:49 pm

    ” I am going to give just a small rundown of what is to come, in no particular order Browning, Brodie-hiem, Boatwright, Miller,Lowe,Ferenchec (sp), Newman,Nelson, Rego, Kaben, Proudfit,Fritz, and a whole lot of up and comers that are not even getting a chance because of the unique situation Union has in it’s three year starters”.

    Of these players you list and I’m sure there are more thinking “they should play”, Browing, Boatwright & Brody-Heim either start or get extensive playing time, as they should. The “others” have not earned the right to replace the guy in front of them and if they had, they would be starting. However, next year most if not all listed will get their chance to start and will have to uphold the “U” tradition of dominance. The back up players or reserves should be thankful they are on such a great team with great coaching and take in all they can before they are called upon to fill some big shoes. It should be quite interesting to see these younger players replace the likes of Nelson, Strausbaugh, Merlino, Kent, Russell, Saylor, Paneranda, Mason, Meyers just to name a few… My best guess, it probably won’t happen but I’m guessing these players can’t wait soon enough for the Seniors to graduate rather than focus on what is right in front of them.

    I believe the current coaches have given ALL players a fair chance to compete for starting spots based on day in and day out practice beginning this spring and a few (Boatwright, Brody-Heim) have taken advantage. A few have been “given” the chance to prove themselves without much competition and I’m not sure what that is all about but if your the choosen one, your lucky I guess.

    Tell these guys to keep their heads up and continue to work hard and success will come their way!

  99. Titan fan on November 2nd, 2009 2:50 pm

    Nope, my son does not start and I’m not one of the three mentioned players father. To be honest, my son isnt even on varsity, gets playing time on jv. Does not play the whole game, but gives it his all during the season and after the season. Does he want to play more, yes, but he knows that should come from hard work and will come. He doesn’t hear excuses from me about the coaches and won’t. He also doesn’t use excuses, just hard work. Is he disappointed sometimes, yes, which makes him work that much harder. It will come and it will come with the full support of all coaches at Union, playing or not playing.

    Let me ask you this. When your kids left the feeder schools where they played a lot, were you concerned about the other kids then?

  100. Owl on November 2nd, 2009 4:14 pm

    Hahahahah… Titan fan…how misguided you are….

    When I put a uniform on……I expect to play…plain and simple. I don’t put all the energy and time to “watch” the game.

    I don’t see anything complex to understand in that statement. When my team loses and I haven’t even touched the ball, I don’t feel responsible from the failure.

    Case in point. In one of the games, a rival was about to score a touch down. The Union kid that was supposed to tackle him or stop him with alhis might just stood there. Did nothing. Absolutely nothing. A touch down happened.

    I suspect the kid was exausted and not thinking which is common when you are near exaustion. What did the coaches do? Nothing. Why? Because rotation is not in their vocabulary nor their methodology….

  101. hard hitter on November 2nd, 2009 4:48 pm

    Hey Knute, some of us actually work for a living…and I’m not a Camas homer….
    DC you mention take away half of the turnovers and it could of been a laugher??
    For who Camas? the fumble on the 11? The onside kick? the 15 yard penalty on the 45 yard pass to the 2?…It could of been a rout…just not the way I personally would of saw it…Here is what I would say…Camas went in thinking they could win..knocked Union back on their heels and didn’t let up…Mr Saylor totally took some of the mojo away with that great kick off return…anyone see who was chasing him??
    Remember last week I was told Saylor had no speed…Mr Fisher who left his helmet in many Union defenders chest all night was chasing him with 4.5 speed and didn’t catch him…Mr. Saylor has fine speed thank you…There is NO quit in Union..nor will there ever be…They won’t ever lose, they may just run out of time…
    As good a game as anyone expected? better?….No points scored in league play?
    Camas puts 31 on you? Who thinks Camas feels better about themselves today then Union? Many many colleges were there…many..I am interested to see this week who receives letters….#42 looked fantastic for Union…runs so hard…
    #17 for Camas..great routes, great hands…in traffic…Grindy played the best game I’ve seen from him in two years…Mr. Weller struggled, you could see he hadn’t seen any pressure this year….anyone that has that disc will give him some now…Does anyone have ANY question about atmosphere now?? Anyone?
    I was blown up over this….I didn’t see a line down below that had 5 people in it once…there was a 2 hour period before game time that 30-50 union kids and 30-50 camas kids were outside the gates..it could of been real ugly….I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH CLASSY KIDS EVER IN MY LIFE….YOUNG ADULTS, ACTING LIKE ADULTS, INTERACTING LIKE
    KIDS HAVING THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES…MY Hat is off to every parent who had kids attending that game..It was so impressive to see the respect, the love they had representing their schools and the shirts they wore hours before kickoff…I totally was blown away and I spent the two entire hours out there just talking with the kids…How classy that Camas marching band marches over in front of Union stands and plays “Rocky Top”..I heard that came in a request from the drum major…HOW CLASSY CAMAS…This game will go down as one of the best ever played in that stadium..one of the best ever played in Clark County..Maybe the best most of us will ever see….The two top programs in Clark County got it right..
    The two top football teams got it right..The Columbian somehow got it right….
    Best Teams, Best Atmosphere, Best Sports and without a doubt..Two of the classiest Schools in Clark County…

  102. Knute on November 2nd, 2009 5:05 pm

    No idea what you are referring to

  103. professional bejewler on November 2nd, 2009 7:41 pm

    guys why do u have to be ripping on panda he obviously didnt have a good experience with his football team and u guys are giving him a bunch of crap about it

  104. norunningclock on November 2nd, 2009 7:42 pm

    SkyviewStormFan,
    sour grapes/

  105. panda on November 2nd, 2009 7:51 pm

    professional bejewler has quite a bit of football knowledge and hes right I had a bad experience back in the 70′s. I love union football and im tired of owl not being nice. He just complains all day about his kid and is lame.

  106. professional bejewler on November 2nd, 2009 7:53 pm

    Indeed and i agree with whoever this ‘bacon’ kid is ive seen this sam ferenchak kid play and he is quite good

  107. panda on November 2nd, 2009 7:54 pm

    Beenthere you obviously dont know much about the Union titans past frosh teams. They were good 07 and 08 were excellent frosh teams. 09 is sour grapes and so are you.

  108. panda on November 2nd, 2009 7:55 pm

    yes that 56 sam ferenchak for Union is an excellent player but I here he has a third nipple his parents told me

  109. panda on November 2nd, 2009 7:56 pm

    HEAR

  110. professional bejewler on November 2nd, 2009 7:58 pm

    Yes i have talked to this Ferenchak kid and he says the key to success is eat chicken sangwiches

  111. titan fan on November 2nd, 2009 8:04 pm

    Owl, just because you put on a uniform in a non-cut sport doesn’t mean you play. To get rid of morons like yourself they could have cuts, but then your son would be missing out on the exercise, teamwork, life lessons, the list goes on and on what these kids learn in hs sports. I know what your going to say next, that they don’t have all that because of the crappy coaches. Well Owl, its just you and your son and maybe a couple others that feel this way. Can’t make everyone happy, but I hope your son learns more from his coaches than you. I’m sure he is very embarrassed about you speaking out so much on his behalf, I know I would have if my parents whined when I played.

  112. panda on November 2nd, 2009 8:05 pm

    I heard from one of the coaches I am friends with that Ferenchalk would most likely be the greatest force the GSHL has ever seen. He is muscular and has an intense personality that goes into his 4.0 and his 4.5 forty and his 6’3 215 lb frame.

  113. Owl on November 2nd, 2009 8:05 pm

    zzzzzzz…..zzzz….zzzz I rest my case… Be happy!

  114. panda on November 2nd, 2009 8:07 pm

    how does it feel to have a spoiled child owl?

  115. norunningclock on November 2nd, 2009 8:13 pm

    Silky smooth I agree the titans never gave up
    It was a great game both teams played hard.
    Union over came the turn overs and the adversity that came with them a sign of a good team.
    Camas played well but never should have started to run the clock down should have kept attacking. Camas in the future kill the giant when you have him down or he just might wake up and kill you.
    Silky I also agree on Nathaniel Penaranda he is fun to watch he makes BIG plays from any position RB /SLOT/ WR /PUNT RETUN /KICK OFF RETURN/
    and how about the play when Saylor drop the punt did you see Penaranda catch the guy he was 8 yds behind him and almost beat him to the goaline.He should be considered for gshl offensive player of the year.
    What a great season can’t wait for the playoffs GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE GSHL TEAMS

  116. panda on November 2nd, 2009 8:23 pm

    union

  117. CamasPride on November 2nd, 2009 8:32 pm

    Hey that bacon guy was right. I saw that Ferenchak kid from Union playing in the jv game today, and he was absolutely tearing it up out there. I’m pretty sure he contributed in a big way to their undefeated season, so…

    “y’all best recognize”? lol.

    GO CAMAS!!!

  118. titan fan on November 2nd, 2009 8:33 pm

    Nothing left to say Owl, thats good because I’m done with you too. Good luck to your son in whatever he chooses, even in football. Good luck to those coaches who have to deal with you and your other parent friend. I honestly feel bad that they have to deal with people that whine so much. Again, good luck.

  119. professional bejewler on November 2nd, 2009 8:56 pm

    Indeed ferenchak was great as a right guard as a close friend of mine who was their star center said he was quite good at guard

  120. panda on November 2nd, 2009 9:08 pm

    ferenchak is amazing at football. and Im glad him and his lover are happy

  121. panda on November 2nd, 2009 9:08 pm

    Bob is a great guy

  122. Fan of the U on November 3rd, 2009 11:28 am

    Hard Hitter – Ditto to every word in your post…..the best account of the evening I have read.

  123. Fan of the U on November 3rd, 2009 11:43 am

    Watch the onside kick – Camas player is 1/2 yard offside right in front of the Linesman. No flag – hmmmmmmm

    The phantom offensive PI called on Union.

    The Unsportsmanlike call against Union for chest bumping after a stop.

    The spots on the 2 – 4th and 1 plays for Camas. Amazing !!!

    very poor officiating in this game.

  124. union mom on November 3rd, 2009 12:22 pm

    I agree, there were some awful calls made at the game on Friday. I was screaming at the refs as much as everyone else, but we have got to move on! Camas, you are a great team. Liberty is going to be a tough opponent, but take wat you have learned in the game against Union and crush them! GSHL teams have been looked down upon for way too long! Let’s all show some support of each other and beat those teams up north. I am the parent of a versity player at Union, and I will be at Doc Harris on Saturday rooting the Papermakers to victory (if they will allow me ;) We need to stop our rivarly for now, and show a united front against those teams up north. GSHL will not be stopped! We CAN play with those guys up north and we (Camas and Union) beat them. It would be nice to get a group from Camas to come to the game on Friday! Can we all call a truce until next time, either the state championship game or the winter sports season? Go Camas! Go Union!

  125. 40 on November 3rd, 2009 2:04 pm

    UFAN. you must have had a bad angle on the offensive pi call. I was close to the play and saylor without a doubt gave the db a two handed shove in the back.

    The spots on the 4th down plays I have no clue on, I did not have a good angle for them.

    The Camas player was definately offsides on the onside kick.

    There was also a blown holding call right in front of the Camas bench in the 4th on U that the ref missed. And the fg Camas missed from what I here from both Union and Camas people who were behind the endzone was in by a healthy margin.

    There were blown calls for both teams, it happens. Even professional refs get things wrong from time to time.

  126. Fan of the U on November 3rd, 2009 2:26 pm

    40 – was the ball catchable? It didn’t look like it from where I was sitting.

  127. u fan on November 3rd, 2009 2:43 pm

    union rocks

  128. 40 on November 3rd, 2009 2:46 pm

    I don’t think the DB would have caught it it he did not get pushed, but it was close enough to warrent a flag. I think Saylor saw this as well and did what he had to do.

  129. uniontitans on November 3rd, 2009 2:54 pm

    there is no way he would have cought that ball but whatever

  130. 40 on November 3rd, 2009 3:01 pm

    titans, I didn’t say he would have caught it. but whatever.

  131. Union Dad on November 3rd, 2009 4:49 pm

    40, there is a complaint filed by one of the officials at the game.
    Most of the refs do a fine job, but when one decides he should determine the out come he should be fired and not allowed to Referee any games.
    Both these teams are well coached, disciplined teams that have huge talent and huge hearts, to have a official blow that many calls and get in the way of an otherwise great game is a shame.
    I know a lot of the official in clark county and most are honorable, fair-minded individuals that calls em as they see em, the only stain on that game was the one official.
    Please do not insult all the folks at the game that saw the same things that could have changed the game, the ball was not catchable thus the no call.

  132. Knute on November 3rd, 2009 5:20 pm

    40, I know you don’t want to but I’m gonna make you watch the tape..lol. The 6:30 mark of the tape is telling. It’s 4th & about a foot, Camas gets stuffed for no, or little gain. The side judge can clearly be seen marking the ball short of the 35 yard line which is where the first down marker appears to be. Yet, Camas gets awarded a first down. Also, check out the Union student section on that field goal, they clearly reacted favorably as though the kick was wide left…check out their reaction on the 2nd field goal which was good – no reaction. I am curious to find out more about the complaint that was filed. It sure seemed to me that Union got a lot of personal fouls called. One for celebrating by jumping in the air & chest bumping – exactly like the Camas players were doing the entire game.

  133. 40 on November 3rd, 2009 6:01 pm

    ‘insulting all the folks at the game’ lighten up Dad. Some of you folk on this board seem to see any call against your team as soooooo horrible and the offending ref should be banished. I saw multiple bad calls that went against Camas, but I am not on here calling for the refs head.

  134. 40 on November 3rd, 2009 6:07 pm

    Knute. I can assure you, that there were adults directly behind the goalposts, Union and Camas alike and from who I talked to all said the same thing, that the ball was absolutely no doubt good by a few feet. The students did not have a good angle on it.

  135. DCGardner on November 3rd, 2009 6:44 pm

    In all fairness though it would have made it a 35-34 loss still.

    Now THAT would be a loss that would feel like a kick in the nether region.

  136. uniontitans on November 3rd, 2009 6:45 pm

    No way did that field goal go in i don’t care who you talked to i was myself right behind it and it missed by a few feet and yes the students did have a good angle on it one of the best angles actually

  137. papermakerpride on November 3rd, 2009 7:54 pm

    i was in the student secion. it looked like it went straight through. so no it wasn’t one of the best angles. but i agree with DCGardner. would have been wayy worse to lose by 1.

    I thought at the time all of our chants were unclassy, but funny. the U sucks alone should have got us kicked out. but whatever, now its more material for union kids to complain/rub in our faces about.

    on a completely different subject, the band was awesome. NO ONE can top that half time show.

  138. uniontitans on November 3rd, 2009 8:02 pm

    yeah local bands are very good evergreens, unions and camas may be best in clark county

  139. uniontitans on November 3rd, 2009 8:09 pm

    For union fans here are some good pictures:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/milhead/UnionVsCamas?feat=email#

  140. Chelsea on November 3rd, 2009 8:10 pm

    Well.. Let’s see Brandon Weller totally had the worst game that i’ve seen him play and fumbled the ball LOL that just looked sloppy on Unions side. a camas papermaker fan I stick by their side.

    As for the slurrs Union Started before the gates even opened with “it’s all over.”

    GO CAMAS!

  141. Knute on November 3rd, 2009 8:12 pm

    40, let’s say that the field goal was good. That would make Union/Camas cosmically even going back to last years bogus Camas FG. But, seriously… you should watch the video again. If this was VHS I woulda worn a hole in the tape where Taylor Nelson drive blocks the shizzle out of the poor Camas kid on the goal line…so good! Or, where you can hear the nice lady exclaim ‘No…no…’ when Pennarandau catches a pass for first down…I apologize for my over-indulgence but its just too good…

  142. titan fan on November 3rd, 2009 9:18 pm

    Chelsea they were right weren’t they?

  143. SHS fan from EWU on November 5th, 2009 2:03 am

    Uh “Uniontitans” best bands in clark county? Really union, evergreen, camas?
    Really? If you are talking bands at football games try Skyview/Evergreen (Union just needs to get a marching band off the ground and they will be right up there, perhaps even best considering the power they have in their music department) If you are talking best school band in Clark County period, well then you totally missed the mark because that goes to Mountain View hands down. I dont think any music program at any of the high schools has been able to perform like the Mountain View Wind Ensemble recently. Although perhaps Union, I still need to hear more of them. A little off topic… but where credit is due… go MVHS band

  144. uniontitans on November 5th, 2009 7:47 am

    Well your right but as band for football games union really gets the student section into there songs and the other teams hate it because it sounds like usc every first down lol

  145. Just a fan on November 5th, 2009 10:04 am

    Just a fan Q?
    As far as the kids I mentioned in my previous post” I am going to give just a small rundown of what is to come, in no particular order Browning, Brodie-hiem, Boatwright, Miller,Lowe,Ferenchec (sp), Newman,Nelson, Rego, Kaben, Proudfit,Fritz, and a whole lot of up and comers that are not even getting a chance because of the unique situation Union has in it’s three year starters”. I was responding to all the folks out here saying that because the three year Seniors will be gone , the team is done, not so as a matter of fact my bet is they will be even more solid and full of fire because of the entrenched players (not a bad thing). As far as the seniors you mentioned all but one is a starter and very dedicated young men with great work ethics and have been a joy to watch, what my point was is when competition ceases, does not mean your team will go down, obviously, Union is a good team, Great, not yet , they need to go to the next level to get that moniker, (check Camas middle linebacker who lives in Union district but knew with our middle linebackers he would not even get a shot) and he shouldn’t but I think we can all agree that Union lost one heck of a player, because entrenchment.
    Believe me most of the boy’s I mentioned will be stars and will tear up the 4A, I just wonder how many kid’s have left football because of the need for 9th grade to run scores up, that’s all. If you don’t agree great, your son played and got the opportunity, it is not the case with a majority of the freshman. We have lost some potential players, hopefully they realize football is more than the game and wins and loss’s.
    And Last obviously you don’t pay to close of attention, yes Browning is just a beast, Boatwright is coming into himself, Brodie-heim is a spectacular talent that will only get better, Newman has started every game at D-line, Miller has been a regular in the D-line rotation most of the season Farencek and Lowe have been key relief for our middle linebackers, Nelson has filled in nicely for our injured defensive backfield Kaben ,proudfit and Fritz, and a whole host of other players will be ready to step in when this years crop graduates, as you know, if you had payed attention our JV played a good portion of all our league games and the heritage game and did some butt whoopin themselves, as well as also posting a 9-0 record, their future will be fine, just need to keep the pipeline filled so it stays that way.

  146. Bryan Levesque on November 5th, 2009 10:57 am

    Since I go to a lot of games, I would have to say hands down Union has the best band. I am not sure how Evergreen can even be mentioned? The band at a football game should be there FOR the football game, NOT halftime. Evergreen’s band takes 1/2 the game off for a break, then plays 1/4 of the game like they are at funeral, which leaves 1/4 of the game they do a pretty good job. Camas is good when they play, which is not often.

    I don’t like the band playing at halftime. If the band has competitions then do your thing then, but at a football game, they should be there to support the football team PERIOD! Get the fans into the game and keep the players pumped up.

    A school may have a good Marching Band, but football is not the time for a Marching Band. It is time for the band to play, the whole game.

    When Union played Foothill up in Seattle, the band was there and started playing 45 minutes before the game and did not stop until 10 min after the game. THAT is what a band should do at a football game.

    ok, back off the soap box!

    but really, this is a football web site, please no more comments about a marching band.

  147. justagymteacher on November 5th, 2009 1:57 pm

    Regaurding the missed FG. It was good… By about 3 feet. I was right there!!! I looked to my right and there were two Union dads and their response was and I quote ” I hope the game does not come down to a FG because that would be embarrassing” because it was GOOD! Now with that said I know with 3 points it makes the final 35-34, but at that time of the game who knows? Does Camas play more conservatively and instead of pushing for TD’s (pick on the 3 yard line, Fumble on the 13 yard line) and make sure they get at least 3. Who knows?????
    Who cares??? But the folks on here that are know it alls can be irritating.

  148. Football Guy on November 5th, 2009 2:09 pm

    I think camas fans should be wondering how they blew a 17 point lead in a league championship game, against a rival, last game at doc harris and homecoming.

    For as great as a coach as Eagle is, he has never won an outright league championship. Look it up, he never won one when he was at Evergreen, always had to share them.

  149. Fan of the U on November 5th, 2009 2:33 pm

    Just a gym teacher ? Good thing you aren’t an English teacher with that spelling.
    Regaurding ??? Regarding the field goal – it wasn’t good because that’s the call the back judge and line judge made. You can shoulda, woulda, coulda the calls you don’t like, and the Union fans can do the same. There are some obvious misses by the officials that are clearly visible on the video. Your assertion about the missed field goal isn’t one of them.

  150. 40 on November 5th, 2009 2:35 pm

    Just a Fan, both Camas middle backers have been going to school in Camas since at least the 7th grade.

  151. 40 on November 5th, 2009 2:41 pm

    Serioulsy fan of the U, you have the thinest skin. gym teacher said ‘who knows, who cares’. He wasnt’ crying about woulda shoulda coulda. U have absolutely zero objectivity when it comes to your team.

    And banging on people for spelling and grammer, good one! Lets all give fan of the U an internet spelling police gold star.

  152. Union Dad on November 5th, 2009 3:02 pm

    Dang 40, Bad day?
    Oh something football… Should be a very cool weekend of football, I would personally like to invite all of the Camas fans to Unions friday night game, and let you know we will be coming to Doc harris to root on Camas, I would really like to see both teams in tacoma December 5th or 6th
    Go Titans

  153. justagymteacher on November 5th, 2009 3:42 pm

    Fan of The U? Really? I am just so glad that the video that was up on this site or the video that was taken around the press box was better than the 10 sets of eyes that were less than 10 yards away.. Again who cares? I am a Camas fan.
    In a more positive note I agree with Union Dad!! Good luck Boys.

    Thanks 40, I think fan of the U does lack objectivity. I think he might be one of the fans that give union its bad reputation. To bad I know alot of good people who are Union fans.

  154. Fan of the U on November 5th, 2009 3:42 pm

    40 – thanks for dumping more ammo in front of me. And for the record, I do not have the “thinest” skin – better spell-check next time yourself son. If he professes to be a teacher, I think we have a right to expect him to spell properly. And if you post like you didn’t finish middle school, I will bang on you because ignorance breeds more ignorance. And furthermore (as I climb on to my soapbox), if you post absolutes on here like “I saw it, blah blah blah”- then you will also get banged on if you can’t back it up. So show me the proof that the kick was between the uprights and I will gladly acquiesce, until then it was wide.

  155. Fan of the U on November 5th, 2009 3:45 pm

    Great post -Just a Jim Teecher

    When you can’t back up your position with facts – attack the messenger.

    Go Union Titans
    Undefeated GSHL 3A Champions for 2/3 of their schools existence

  156. 40 on November 5th, 2009 4:13 pm

    I could care less if I spell correctly or dont have grammatically correct posts on here, I’m not uptight, im guessing gym teacher isn’t either.

    Not a bad day Udad, certain people just irk me. I like people to have objectivity, some on here don’t and it drives me crazy.

    Can’t wait for this weekend.

  157. Fan of the U on November 5th, 2009 4:27 pm

    You’re right 40 – I just read several of your posts and you “bleed” objectivity on here. Take a chill and just relax. Don’t let this stuff upset you or you might have “thinest skin” yourself. :)

    p.s. I still like the Camas band.

  158. uniontitans on November 5th, 2009 6:44 pm

    “Fan of the U” we wont talk about how people spell on here thats not what this is for how about you just talk about football thats what its for right?

  159. GrIndyfan on November 9th, 2009 10:08 pm

    LOGAN GRINDY CO OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR……….BEST QUARTERBACK IN THE LEAGUE WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT?????

  160. GrIndyfan on November 9th, 2009 10:08 pm

    THAT…………..BOOYA!!!!!!!

  161. doggone on June 23rd, 2010 6:43 pm

    I just love the way Union’s top players kicked the mucker’s butts when it counted. They were so dominate physically and mentally when they needed to be. Sign of a great program.

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