The No. 1-ranked team in Class 2A gave 4A power Camas a run for its money before the Papermakers held on for the 28-26 non-league win on Friday at Tumwater.
Mark Thorkelson scored on pass plays of 60 and 80 yards from Taylor Ioane, Luke Jamison scored on a 1-yard run, and Nathan Criddle returned a fumble 72 yards for a score.
It was looking very good for the Papermakers as led 28-7 to start the fourth quarter.
And that’s when the Thunderbirds stormed back and nearly tied the game with 30 seconds to play.
A 14-play, 69-yard drive ending in Carlos Matheney’s 1-yard TD run made the score 28-20 after a failed two-point conversion try.
Then Tumwater capped its final drive with a touchdown pass, however, Camas intercepted the two-point try and sealed the win.
CAMAS 28, TUMWATER 26
Camas 14 14 0 0—28
Tumwater 7 0 0 19—26
T — Carlos Matheney 1 run (kick good)
C — Mark Thorkelson 60 pass from Taylor Ioane (Ethan Ouchie kick)
C — Luke Jamison 1 run (Ouchie kick)
C — Thorkelson 80 pass from Ioane (Ouchie kick)
C — Nathan Criddle 72 fumble return (Ouchie kick)
T — Seth Weller 30 pass from Alex Overbay (kick good)
T — Matheney 1 run (PAT failed)
T — Cade Otton pass from Overbay (pass failed)
RUSHING — Team: liney 0-0, liney 0-0; liney 0-0. Team: liney 0-0, liney 0-0; liney 0-0.
PASSING — Team: liney 0-0-0-0; Team: liney 0-0-0-0.
RECEIVING — Team: liney 0-0, liney 0-0; liney 0-0. Team: liney 0-0, liney 0-0; liney 0-0.
Article Source: The Columbian