With two minutes to go, and the game firmly in hand, the host cheerleaders streamed a banner and ran down the aisles of the grandstands at Doc Harris Stadium.
It read: “Pack Your Bags, We’re Going to the Dome.”
Many folks might not know how good the fourth-ranked Camas Papermakers are – but they should. They walloped No. 2 Federal Way, 65-32, in a Class 4A quarterfinal game that wasn’t even that close.
Camas (12-0) will face No. 1 Skyline next Saturday in the semifinals in the Tacoma Dome.
The Papermakers scored twice in a 55-second span to grab a 14-0 lead in the first quarter – aided by an Eagles’ fumble.
And they poured it on in the second quarter, scoring 37 second-quarter points – including three touchdowns in just over a minute-and-a-half to take a commanding 37-3 lead with 5:19 to go before halftime.
“You don’t really expect to come out and beat guys like that,” said Camas tailback Nate Beasley, who finished 249 yards on 25 carries, and scored five touchdowns. “It just kind of happens.”
Federal Way committed six turnovers – four on Evan Elliott interceptions.
Camas went to the 3A semifinals last year in Tacoma, losing to O’Dea.