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Game Recap November 1, 2008

There were strange things going on at Fran Rish Stadium and it had absolutely nothing to do with Halloween. The Richland Bombers took out the Wenatchee Panthers 14 to 6 in a classic battle of defenses. Trust me, offense was secondary.

Imagine a game where both sides punted eighteen (18) times for a total of 571 yards and one blocked, fumbled seven (7) times, and combined for 61 yards rushing and only 228 yards total offense. No, it wasn't raining! No, it wasn't snowing! Yes, it was nerve wracking!

While both defenses played extremely well, the Richland defense won honors for forcing two Panther fumbles in the first half and setting the offense up for both touchdowns. The first touchdown was set up by a beautiful Cody Shepard punt that dropped on the Panther 4 yard line. The Bombers then held Wenatchee to one of it's eight 3-and-out drives. Jamison Rowe then returned a short punt to the Wenatchee 18 yard line. Hunter Olveda provided the score on a 15 yard touchdown run.

On the second play of the second quarter, Quinn Zorich recovered a Cameron Hoey fumble on the Panther 15 yard line. Five plays later, Hayden Hilty punched the ball across from the one yard line and a 14-0 Bomber lead.

The defenses then took over the entire game. Every drive in the third quarter ended with a punt, save one. Neither side could run the ball, and neither side could pass the ball but boy, could they punt. Puntapalooza finally ended with 5:52 remaining in the ballgame when Wenatchee's Cooper Helm hit Blair Dorn for a beautiful 31 yard touchdown pass. Unfortunately for Wenatchee, the Bomber defense rose again and intercepted the Sam Chapin extra point pass.

The Bombers received excellent field position at the Panther 49 when sure-handed Jamison Rowe pounced on the ensuing onside kick. After another three and out by the Bomber offense, the Panther defense stretched it's claws and swatted Shepard's punt and it was first and 10 Wenatchee on the Richland 37 yard line.

True to the story of the game, though, Peter Girgis and Paul Sisk and the rest of the defense pounded the Panther quarterbacks with two more sacks. Down to their last chance on 4th down and 8 on the Bomber 34, Blair Dorn fell down while attempting a halfback pass and mercifully, game was over.

While I wouldn't want to brag too much or write to Aunt Agnes about this game, it was the first playoff win for a Bomber Football team since the 2000 season. Next week, the Bombers are in their first win-or-go-home playoff game when Central Valley visits Richland for the first ever game between the Bombers and the Bears. Please note, this game is scheduled for Friday, November 7th at 5:00pm so you'll have to ask the boss to let you out a little early! If you need a note, Coach Neidhold would be more than happy to oblige.

Go Bombers!

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  • Richland Bombers
     
     
     
     
     
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Friday September 8, 2017 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 8
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 56
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 9, 2016 The Apple Bowl

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 40
    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 12
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 7, 2011 The Apple Bowl

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 24
    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 8, 2010 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 19
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 31
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 30, 2009 The Apple Bowl

  • Big Nine Crossover Series

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 40
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 31, 2008 Fran Rish Stadium

  • Big Nine Playoffs

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 28, 2007 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 35
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: Garrick Redden

2006

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 26
  • Head Coach: Garrick Redden

2005

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 27
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Garrick Redden

2004

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 28
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 22
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

2003

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

2002

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 19
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

2001

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 21
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

2000

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 28
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 35
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1999

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 24
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1998

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 31
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1997

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 24
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1996

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 44
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1995

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 4
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 27
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1994

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 37
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1993

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 30
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1992

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 32
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1991

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 10
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1990

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 45
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1989

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 12
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 39
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1988

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 34
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1987

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1986

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 10
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1985

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 41
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1984

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 19
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1983

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 8
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 36
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1982

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1981

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1980 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1979

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1978

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1977

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 19
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1976

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 27
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1975

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1974

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 17
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 8
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1973

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 23
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1972

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 29
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1971

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1970

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 34
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1969

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 42
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1968

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1967

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 34
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1966

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 21
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

Friday September 27, 1963 The Apple Bowl

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 19
    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1962

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 32
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1959

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 12
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1958

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1957 The Apple Bowl

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 15
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1956

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1955

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1954

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1953

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1952

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 19
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1951

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1950

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 25
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1949

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

Friday September 17, 1948 Bomber Bowl

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 31
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 12
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

Wenatchee High School
Wenatchee High School
1101 Millerdale Avenue
Wenatchee, WA
Mascot: Panthers
  • Bombers v. Panthers
  •  
    Games
    Bombers
    Panthers
  • Wins
    39
    990
    304
  • Losses
    22
    204
    542
  • Ties
    1
    7
    7
  • Overall
    62
    1,201
    853
  • Records by Head Coach
  •  
    Wins
    Losses
    Ties
  • Lonnie Pierson
    15
    4
    0
  • Fran Rish
    9
    6
    0
  • JD Covington
    9
    6
    0
  • Mike Neidhold
    5
    1
    0
  • Garrick Redden
    1
    2
    0
  • George Rallis
    0
    3
    1
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