Sep 20, 2008

Capital runs all over Port Angeles

Riley Wall scored three touchdowns*, including an 85-yard kickoff return, as the Capital Cougars demolished Port Angeles 57-6 Friday night at Ingersoll Stadium.

I wasn't able to attend--I'm stuck in a hotel room in rainy Kennewick, five hours away--so you'll have to rely on The Olympian's report.
Wall's opening salvo represented Capital's only points of the first quarter. Then the floodgates opened. Cougars quarterback Kellen Camus scored from 13 yards out on a keeper with just 11 seconds ticked off the second-quarter clock. His touchdown was the first of four scored in a quarter that saw Capital (1-2, 1-0 OWL) tally 29 points.

Camus did most of the damage in the quarter himself, throwing touchdown passes of 65 and 30 yards in addition to his run. The junior signal caller finished the game completing 5-of-6 attempts for 130 yards.

"The big thing tonight is that we had to get our offense going," Capital coach J.D. Johnson said. "We had to get some consistency with our offense and get them to execute. I felt our kids were playing with great effort the last two weeks we just weren't executing on offense."

Whatever offensive issues Capital faced the first two weeks were gone by the third. The Cougars enjoyed a 36-0 halftime advantage and racked up 259 yards (129 on the ground, 130 through the air) of total offense through the first 24 minutes.
Once again, the Cougar defense was stifling. They're averaging 9 points surrendered per game.

Until yesterday's offensive explosion, Capital had scored only 13 points in its two previous contests, close non-league losses to powerhouses O'Dea and Olympia. The Cougars now appear set to plow through the WCC/OWL. That's what character-building will get you.

Up next: a road game against Olympic.

*The Olympian's headline says three, but their scoreboard say four, giving credit to Riley for a touchdown that twin brother Reid apparently scored. Which is it, guys?

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