CLASS 4A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW CAPSULE: Camas vs. Chiawana

By Craig Craker and Jack Millikin, Herald staff writersDecember 6, 2013 

Camas Papermakers vs. Chiawana Riverhawks
Class 4A state championship
7:30 p.m., Tacoma Dome

Records
: Camas 13-0, Chiawana 12-1
Last playoff appearance: Camas, 2012 (semifinals, lost to Skyline 51-28); Chiawana, 2010 (quarterfinals, lost to Ferris 13-7)
Playoff history: Camas 8-7 in 8 appearances, (lost in semifinals 2011, 2012); Chiawana, 4-1 in 2 appearances (lost in quarterfinals, 2010)
Last week: Camas 49, Bellarmine Prep 21; Chiawana 40, Federal Way 7
Players to watch: Camas, RB Nate Beasley, sr. (1,413 rush yards, 26 TDs; 10 catches, 236 yards, 5 TDs); QB Reilly Hennessey, sr. (168-260-4-3,205, 36 TDs pass; 63-247, 3 TDs rush); WR Zach Eagle, sr. (64-1,253, 13 TDs rec); RB Cole Zarcone, jr. (89-811, 8 TDs rush); WR James Price, jr. (37-804, 9 TDs rec); RB Brian Kelly, jr. (53-376, 7 TDs rush). Chiawana, RB Clifton Lozano, sr. (299-2,055, 24 TDs rush); QB Joey Zamora, sr. (147-252-6-28, 2,401; 28 TDs pass; WR Deion Singleton, sr. (45-838, 9 TDs rec); WR Dre Dorton, sr. (38-572, 8 TDs rec); RB Alex Weber, sr. (45-356, 3 TDs rush); WR Christian Penny, jr. (8-91, 5 TDs).
Radio: KONA 610 AM
TV: ROOT
Notes: Papermakers coach Jon Eagle took over at Camas in 2008 after leading Evergreen to the 1995 state semifinals. His career record is 164-60 at Evergreen, Redmond and Camas. ... Eagles senior Jason Vailea is a short-yardage specialist on offense (8 carries this year for 32 yards and 7 TDs) and an all-Greater St. Helens League defensive lineman. He also leads the team in a pre-game war chant called “The Haka” — inspired by the “All Blacks”, a New Zealand rugby team — which fires up the crowd. ... Camas reached the state semifinals in two previous seasons, losing to O’Dea in the 2011 3A semis and to eventual 4A champ Skyline last year. The Papermakers are looking for the first state football title in program history. ... Camas has not been tested by any team this season, beating all 13 opponents by at least 18 points. The Papermakers beat Jesuit, an Oregon school playing for the Class 6A state title today, by a score of 47-14. ... Hennessy, an Eastern Washington University commit, was selected as Gatorade’s Washington Football Player of the Year. ... Both teams were well-represented in the all-league superlative categories this year. Chiawana put 15 players on the Mid-Columbia Conference all-league first team, including MVP Deion Singleton (WR/S), offensive lineman of the year C Chandler Newell and defensive player of the year LB Alex Weber. Camas had nine players on the All-Greater St. Helens League first team, including offensive player of the year Hennessey and defensive player of the year LB Michael DiGenova. Both coaches — Eagle and Riverhawks’ Steve Graff — were named coach of the year for their respective leagues. ... Camas was the only team in the state — including the Class 1B level — to crack the 700-point barrier with 728 points, an average of 56 per game. With a bevy of big-play talent, the Papermakers can break off huge yards at any time. Chiawana’s defense, however, has excelled at containing big-play specialists, including Wenatchee RB Isaiah Brandt-Sims (14 carries for 35 yards in midseason meeting) and Federal Way’s Chico McClatcher (8 carries for 55 yards in semifinal).
Prediction: Chiawana 34, Camas 20

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