Day After Report: Camas 42, Central Catholic 10

About 24 hours before kickoff, I posted a video listing 17 bits of info on 17 Clark County football teams. For Camas, I believe I said something like new faces will make names for themselves after the Papermakers graduated their top four receivers, top three rushers, and their quarterback last year.

Well, those new guys did not waste any time.

If you read my game story, you already know that Jack Colletto had a superb debut as the team’s starting quarterback. And Will Schultz became a star. Drake Owen caught a touchdown pass. Cooper McNatt had 77 yards receiving. Ryan Rushell caught four passes.

These are the 2016 Camas Papermakers. The names on the roster have changed but they sure do play like the Camas Papermakers of 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 …

Camas is still Camas. And after posting a 42-10 win over Central Catholic of Portland, well, that should worry the rest of the Class 4A Greater St. Helens League.

The big run:
Will Schultz wears No. 37. The Papermakers were on the 37-yard line. Will Schultz got a 37-yard touchdown run. … Yeah, Papermakers might want to remember that play the next time they are on the 37-yard line.

“It was just great blocking by the o-line,” Schultz said. “I made one cut at the end and walked it in.”

There was a fantastic downfield block, as well. Receiver Cooper McNatt kept working hard long after Schultz got past the line of scrimmage. McNatt made a block 20 yards from the line of scrimmage, allowing Schultz to make that final move into the end zone.

More teamwork:
Will Schultz, playing defense, got a sack but he should share that stat with Dylan Ingram. It was Ingram who blew up the play, forcing the Central Catholic quarterback to abandon the play. Ingram got a hand on the QB, the QB slipped away, but then Schultz got the tackle. Without Ingram, though, that sack would not have happened.

This and that:

  • Drake Owen caught the first TD pass of the season for the Papermakers. “It was a dime by Jack,” he said of the pass from Colletto. “I knew it was one-on-one. I just made a move, and I happened to score.”
  • The Papermakers had 281 yards of offense in the first half, holding Central Catholic to 115. The Camas defense was even better in the second half. For the game, Camas recorded 489 yards of offense, with Central finishing with 204.
  • Here’s someone new to keep an eye on, as well. Tyler McClellan came into the game on offense in the fourth quarter and ended up getting eight carries for 51 yards. Listed at 5-7, 225 pounds, he looks like the kind of back that will give a tired defense fits down the stretch.


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